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Steam Machine - Digital Storm's liquid-cooled beast on show at CES 2014

PC manufacturer Digital Storm also has a Steam machine in the works, and will show off the powerhouse at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next year.

Destructoid reports Digital Storm has opted not to chase the lower end of the market, setting its sights on providing the biggest possible bang with no mind for how many bucks are required.

The small form-factor PC will support dual SteamOS and Windows, and have liquid coolings. Its various configurations support PSUs of up to 700W and support for anything up to s ZGTX Titan.

All this comes at a price, though - $1,469. That's a fair bit to shell out for a system designed for use with your couch and telly.

Steam Machines won't be made by Valve; although the company will produce the Linux-based operating system and haptic touchpad controller, it is working with multiple manufacturers to allow for all sorts of variation in the actual boxes - cheap, expensive, powerful, baseline, modular or console-like.

The first prototype Steam Machines will ship to testers next week.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.