Piston Steam Box Hard Drive SSD Upgrades

When Xi3 first revealed their take on the Steam Box, one particular component may have had PC gamers scratching their heads. While the Steam Box GPU upgrades seem very strong, hard drive space still seems limited. 128GB SSD may seem good in a DVD/Blu-ray-loading 360 or PS4 but when it’s the only form...

Piston Steam Box GPU Graphics Card Upgrades

Steam Box has caused a lot of excitement online. The fact that such a tiny device can not only stream but locally play high-end PC games, is just fascinating. But how can such a small PC console get around GPU upgrades? Xi3 already reveled this answer at CES 2013. You see that card in his hand? That’s...

Steam Box Upgrades – The Backplanes

We have a sneak peek into how Steam Box manufacturers add upgradeability to their PC console systems. Think of a PC’s motherboard and now scale it down to almost the size of a CD case. What you’re left with is almost a card-like upgrade. This is called the ‘Backplane’ and...

Steam Box – Images and Specs

Steam have not only announced Steam OS (a fully dedicated operating system for the Steam platform) but have also created a lot of hype around a small, console-like modular PC the press have called the ‘Steam Box’. At first, many PC gamers thought that Valves Steam OS was simply a means to stream...

Finding The Best PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card

Whether you’re a casual gamer or you recently purchased a bargain ‘barebone’ bundle, (with a fantastic CPU, fan and RAM build) only to find you have PCI-E 2.0 instead of the new 3.0 (yes, there are even 8 core compatible motherboards out there, packing PCI-E 2.0 slots) we’re here to...

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