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A steam box will mainly be used for steam gaymen (in the living room), pretty much a PC used as a console. Streaming works well in that situation so they are usually low to mid range builds with a good connection to the main PC.
Nah latency will not be much of an issue if you either have a hard connection or if you can get at least 5ghz wireless n. And that's why I chose an a10 to handle those few that you wouldn't stream.
While it isn't that innovative it sure beats having to build another gaymens PC at full price to play em in a different room.
If steam os doesn't use GPU decoding then grabbing a cheap i5 and a cheaper mobo with wireless ac doesn't sound like that bad of an idea. Last time I tried installing steam is it didn't accept Intel graphics. Has it really progressed that much?
>look at that guy!
>he's tinkering with technology for f-fun!
>lol amirite gais! WAD A FAG!!1
Intel works fine. Tried it on a friend's NUC and streaming over WiFi was working good with 300MBit/s. But slower than that and you'd get artifacts in fast moving scenes.
Why would you shell out double the money to get an intel cpu to use steamos , when you can get any other distro which does support it, and install steam onto that, and just use an apu?
if you're not a shill, I suspect you might be seriously retarded.
>I don't want a AMD
That's not what I implied, at all.
Do you know what keeps shit cheap? Competition.