Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machine Train is heading out of the station this November alongside their Steam Controller and lots of PC manufacturers are jumping on board. Corsair, makers of memory and other hardware has a new living room PC chassis called Bulldog that might be something worth checking out. It's a DIY kit that comes with a case, 600 watt power supply, hydro series liquid cooler & next gen motherboard featuring an Intel chipset starting at $399. This is aimed at people that want Steam in the living room but want the ability to upgrade the system over time. You'd need to add the RAM, hard drive and video card but after that you'd have a pretty slick setup.

I've approached a living room PC from the lower cost option but this seems to allow for a more powerful setup and run as much as the base cost+extra components. This is something i'll keep in mind as November gets closer.

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2015/june/what-is-bulldog-a-preview-guide-and-faq

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/13/2015 at 02:44am

This is a great option for people who want a custom rig that still looks like something you'd put in your entertainment center. Being able to tweak what you get is even better.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 07/13/2015 at 03:57am

So, you get a case, PSU, liquid cooler, mobo, and CPU, but you have to buy RAM, hard drive, and a GPU? Well, I guess it's a start. Still, Corsair is one of my favorite brands. I've had a couple of their PSUs and some RAM.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/13/2015 at 04:36am

Yep. Its if you want the form factor but want to customize the rest over time.

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