If you want to build your own Steam Machine and you want to do so at a pretty low price, Bulldog has a solution in the form of do it yourself gaming PC kits. These kits come with a basic Bulldog chassis, which is a small form factor design so it looks like a gaming console, as well as a Hydro series H5 SF liquid CPU cooler and an SF600 600 watt 80 plus gold power supply unit. You get all of the above for only $299.
As mentioned in the press release…
“The initial release of Bulldog is designed with PC do-it-yourselfers in mind, with a builder-friendly layout and tool-free features, and uses standard mini-ITX motherboards and SFX12V PSUs for future-proof upgradeability enabling users to keep pace as games and hardware evolve.”
The Bulldog is designed with 4K gaming enthusiasts in mind. That’s right, they’re completely bypassing the 34% and going straight for the upper echelon of the Glorious PC Master Race. You want to game at 4K? Well, Bulldog is welcoming you with open arms.
A big thanks to all our #corsairbulldog fans for all your feedback and questions. Bulldog PM Dustin Sklavos follows up his introduction video with new details. Here’s an in-depth look at the hardware and design that makes Corsair Bulldog so revolutionary.
The specially ventilated case is designed to house a liquid cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Specially made cooling kits will be sold by Corsair for small form-factor, high-end graphics cards that fit into the PCIE 3.0 16x slot.
The slightly more expensive $399 unit comes with the chassis, 600 watt PSU, H5SF CPU cooler and a mini-ITX motherboard. This sets you up for adding your own GPU, a hard drive and a CPU. I think with a bit of budgeting you could squeeze out a really good, powerful unit for under $800, and if you’re really good at budgeting you can get something really worthwhile for under $700 using Corsair’s Bulldog kit.
The Bulldog is being showcased over the weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington. The DIY kits are set to go live at the end of the year, hopefully just in time for the launch of the Steam Machines.
If you fancy what Corsair is doing with the Bulldog you can learn more about the DIY kits by heading on over to the official Bulldog website.