Steambox, would you buy one? HL8 Confirmed.
So, Valve have announced "Things to come" and released a new mystical website with symbols. This has basically sent reddit in to meltdown and I love it! Even though everyone in the world is fairly confident that its something to do with Valves 'Steambox' idea they can't help but put 6 and 7 together and divide it by 3 and confirm HL3 at every opportunity!
Personally, I made a steambox and I have replaced windows 8 shell with steam big picture and it works fantastic, it did however cost me just shy of 700quid.
Spec for those interested
ASUS Direct cu II 7870 (200sheets of GPU love at the time)
8gb Vengeance Ram with the pointless heatsink
P8 mobo (I bought a MSI z77 Micro ATX sized mobo but it was dead on arrival so next dayed a cheap mobo and got my money back on the z77, not bought a new 1 yet >_< wasting my 3570k)
H40 closed loop water cooler (was worried about it all been in a mATX behind my tele so made sure its cooled enough)
Fractal core design 1000 case.
Modular 430w Corsair PSU (Bargain! Esp for a Bronze rated PSU)
CD drive 1tb 7200 WD HDD Green (The Eco friendly one because as you can clearly tell, I'm a Hippy!)
Other bits and bobs such as paste and extra fans.
My question to you lot is, would any of you consider a steambox over a self built rig? I was a console player for years and got sick of MS's daily dose of [swear word here] you. I was already confident I'd be spending about 500quid at the end of this year on a new console anyway so thought why not add few more quid because lets face it, I deserve it and build a PC and play everything at 60fps in 1080p goodness!
As a side note the conspiracy theories for HL3 are amazing. The most recent one I'm following is the background on one of the logos on the new site has been added in Photoshop and colour rectified revealing what looks to be a graph that shows the particle decay of half life... LOL!