Reports are coming in from CES 2014 (The Consumer Electronics Show) that custom PC builders are flocking to support Valves eagerly awaited Steam Machine.
Alienware, Falcon Northwest, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte, Materiel.net, Webhallen, Alternate, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers have all been confirmed as some of the first vendors to support the Steam Machine project. The companies will be producing third party Steam Machines alongside Digital Storm, who are also on-board as a Steam Machine hardware partner.
In November custom gaming PC builder iBuyPower unveiled its versions of the machine, codenamed "Gordon" and "Freeman" These are due for release later this year.
Valve first announced solid details of its Linux-based operating system, SteamOS, and Steam Machines with touchpad-based controllers in September. A beta version of Steam OS was released for download last month, alongside the dispatch of 300 prototype Steam Machines to beta testers.
The final version of Steam OS will be available later this year alongside the Steam Machine. Steam OS is currently, and will remain, a free download.