CyberPower PC announces the 'Syber,' a Steam-centric gaming PC with Windows 8.1

Following the delay of Valve's Steam Machine, and the announcement of a similar move that was made by Alienware with their "Alpha" gaming PC, CyberPower PC is going to be releasing their "Syber "gaming PC for the living room with Windows 8.1 instead of SteamOS. However, it will be able to run Valve's SteamOS once it is out of beta. Additionally, the "Syber" will be optimized for Steam's Big Picture mode just like the "Alpha."

CyberPower PC's "Syber" will be priced closely to the "Alpha," starting at $599.99. The base model will include 4GB of memory, and a 500GB hard drive. According to ZDNet, it will use a standard graphics card such as the Radeon R9 270 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti.

A model with higher-end specs will run about $100 extra, and will include an Intel Core i3-4150, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of hard disk space. Also, the price of both models will account for a bundle which will be included. Despite the fact that CyberPower PC has not confirmed what will be offered in the bundle, it could contain a controller and/or a remote control.

Source; MaximumPC via ZDNet | Image via MaximumPC

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I feel bad dissing Cyberpower when they're based in my state, but their quality control seems lacking on every product I've encountered of theirs (admittedly not many...) I'm not sure I'd trust their comps.

I'll see that and raise you a "Why do we need Steam at all?"

I've been in PC repair and support for over a decade and in all that time I've only seen 1 CyberPower PC. As I recall the power supply had blown. Does anyone actually buy them?

EvilAstroboy said,
Why in hell do they need a "STEAM BOX" for STEAM ?
Just go and get a PC , and sell the Controller by-itself ...simpale ...

Because Gabe doesn't want you using Windows. It really is that simple. So you either get his OS and lose the functionality of essentially having a HTPC included with all the benefits a full OS brings (and in fairness, the downsides), or just build a PC and connect it to your TV.

if it wasn't for steam i doubt there would much of a PC Gaming market,

Games for Windows Live, from the manufacturer of the OS, Microsoft only cares for the Xbox, thats not going to change any time soon, Steam is the major platform pushing the PC platform for Games.

ZipZapRap said,

Because Gabe doesn't want you using Windows. It really is that simple. So you either get his OS and lose the functionality of essentially having a HTPC included with all the benefits a full OS brings (and in fairness, the downsides), or just build a PC and connect it to your TV.


###### Gabe, users use steam whatever they want, if he cannot see that he can go ###### himself. nevertheless he will lose his job after massive steam machines failure

REM2000 said,
if it wasn't for steam i doubt there would much of a PC Gaming market,

Games for Windows Live, from the manufacturer of the OS, Microsoft only cares for the Xbox, thats not going to change any time soon, Steam is the major platform pushing the PC platform for Games.

Wow. Really? Either you are too young or just forgot that gaming existed before Steam. Take your CD(S), install and voila. Steam ain't some magic software that made Pc gaming, it just simplified things.

alwaysonacoffebreak said,

Wow. Really? Either you are too young or just forgot that gaming existed before Steam. Take your CD(S), install and voila. Steam ain't some magic software that made Pc gaming, it just simplified things.

And it's not even the only simple thing out there, now we have other digital stores, like them or hate them, there's also things like GoG and so on. Steam isn't the only ticket in town and the big publishers have their own stuff, buy a ubisoft game from steam and you're going to use uplay, not steam. etc.

George P said,

And it's not even the only simple thing out there, now we have other digital stores, like them or hate them, there's also things like GoG and so on. Steam isn't the only ticket in town and the big publishers have their own stuff, buy a ubisoft game from steam and you're going to use uplay, not steam. etc.

Yep, but it's the biggest. And because of steam (and LATER Desura and GoG) the pc gaming model got renewed. The indies sales got boosted, the agresive sales each year, the service platform that makes us so easy to buy and enjoy games, it isn't like anything we've got before.
It's because of steam that we see other companies pushing and competing, like EA or Ubisoft (which both suck..). So i'm really really thankfull for Steam, and GLORY to Gabe

Ashrak007 said,
I'll see that and raise you a "Why do we need Steam at all?"

I've been in PC repair and support for over a decade and in all that time I've only seen 1 CyberPower PC. As I recall the power supply had blown. Does anyone actually buy them?

I have a friend who bought a CyberPower PC....The PSU died after a month lol