EXCLUSIVE: 12 Steam Machines detailed, fondled and photographed from every angle

Alternate

Best for gaming in plain sight (if you've got the space for it)

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First impressions
Alternate's offering shares the exact same case as Material.net's gaming machine. That mean's it's big, plain and, well, not massively exciting. 

At least that means it won't be an attention-grabbing living room disco cube, but given its size, you might be put off shoving it under the TV anyway.

More after the break...

Under the hood

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It might not scream as loud as the Falcon Northwest Tiki, but the Alternative still has console-beating power, thanks to a GTX 760 graphics card, i5 processor and a maximum of 16GB of RAM.

A closer look

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Alternate has gone for a traditional fan-cooled CPU heatsink, and it's absolutely huge.

It's also gone for a triple fan setup on the side of the case, to push warm air out, cooling the internal temperature.

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