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Steam Machines range from $499 to $6000, rival Xbox One and PS4

Images of the Steam Machines from the various manufactuers.
Images of the Steam Machines from the various manufactuers.

Computer manufacturers and Valve announced the first Steam Machines at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday and revealed some specs and prices in the process. There are 13 confirmed third-party manufacturers so far with prices that compete directly with the Playstation 4 and Xbox One all the way to the very niche ultra high-end crowd.

CyberPowerPC and iBuyPower both list machines at the $499 price point and provides hardware that is more powerful than both next-gen consoles in terms of performance specs on paper and comes in a console-like case. Things get beefier from there in terms of price and performance as each manufacturer adds different CPU, GPU and memory components. The high-end of them all is Falcon Northwest which boasts a $6,000 price point with your choice of CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan graphics processor, 16GB of RAM and 6GB of storage.

"The first generation Steam Machines offers something for every gamer, which is a critical part of extending Steam into the living room," said Gabe Newell of Valve. "With over 3,000 games and more than 65 million gamers on Steam, it’s important to offer gamers a variety of Steam Machines that allow them to select what makes the most sense for them."

The first Steam Machine to hit the market is currently the will come from Digital Storm at the end of January. Release dates for all have not yet been announced. All will come with the Steam Machine console the SteamOS (or Windows as an upgrade option) and the Steam controller. Valve announced that the controller will also be released separately.

Here's the list of each Steam Machine to be released. You can also check out images of the consoles in our slideshow gallery.

Alienware - No price or specs announced

Alternate - $1339
CPU - Intel Core i5 4570
Graphics - Gigabyte GTX 760
RAM - 16GB
Storage - 1TB SSHD

CyberPowerPC - $499 and up
CPU - AMD/Intel Core i5 CPU
Graphics - AMD Radeon R9 270/Nvidia GTX 760
Storage - 500GB

Digital Storm Bolt II - $2,584
CPU - Intel Core i7 4770K
Graphics - GTX 780 Ti
RAM - 16GB
Storage - 1TB HDD + 120 GB SSD

Gigabyte Brix Pro - TBD
CPU - Intel Core i7-4770R
Graphics - Intel Iris Pro 5200
RAM - 2 x 4GB
Storage - 1TB SATA 6Gb/sata

Falcon Northwest - $1,799 to $6000
CPU - customizable
Graphics - Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
RAM - 8 to 16 GB
Storage - up to 6 TB

iBuyPower - $499 and up
CPU - Quad core AMD or Intel
Graphics - Radeon GCN Graphics
Storage - 500GB+ - $1,098
CPU - Intel Core i5 4440
Graphics - MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC
Storage - 8 GB + 1 TB SSHD

Origin PC Chronos - price TBD
CPU - Intel Core i7 4770K (3.9 to 4.6 GHz)
Graphics - 2 x 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX Titans

Next SPA - price TBD
CPU - Intel Core i5
Graphics - Nvidia GT 760
Storage - 1TB

Scan NC 10 - $1,090
CPU - Intel Core i3 4000M
Graphics - Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
Storage - 500GB

Webhallen - $1,499
CPU - Intel Core i7
Graphics - Nvidia GT 780
RAM - 16GB
Storage - 1TB SSHD

Zotac - $599
CPU - Intel Core (TBD)
Graphics - Nvidia GeForce GTX
Storage - TBD

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