New Project: Steam Console

My new project is building a console with Steam’s new Big Picture Platform.
Since I’m not running a server anymore I will be using it as as the box.
The server has changed dramaticly from when I originally built it.

Just to speed up the game downloads,
I have created a batch file to transfer all game files from my main gaming rig to the steam box.
C:\program files….\steam\steamapps

Some of the specs may change if applicable.
The experiment is to not purchase any products, except the xbox game controler for windows.
This is not intended to be an extreme gaming rig. more of a media pc to play my steam games on the television like an Xbox360, or Wii.
this system should be fairly equivalnt to a console.

System Specs:
Windows Vista 32-bit, (I may switch to Win 7 if there is complictions)
Intel Pentium E2160 1.80GHZ
EVGA 8600GT 512MB GPU DVI/VGA/S-Video
MSI Boston MS-7525 G31 Motherboard HP/Compaq (will swap for a foxconn g31 if os is swapped license issue)
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400W PSU
Corsair XMS2 DDR2/800 DHX Ram
Western Digital Cavier Blue 160GB HDD
I have no idea what the case is, I aquired it in swap. flimsy ATX
Logitech M305 wireless mouse
Logitech K250 wireless keyboard
XBOX360 wireless controler for Windows (If all goes well)
Belkin USB2.0 Wireless N adapter to connect to the Belkin Wireless N100 router.

I may also plug a router into this PC to connect some other non-wireless media devices to the network.
So far when I open Steam’s Big picture the application crashes. It seems to work on Win 7, just issues with vista.

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Console Big Picture PC Box

Steam Big Picture PC Console Box

Steam Big Picture PC Console Box