Gotta figure NVidia is ponying up the GPUs for a greatly reduced price, or maybe nothing at all. Intel is dealing as well. Valve has a lot of cash, seriously large piles of cash.
These are just development/testing kits. NVidia has really worked hard on their Linux OpenGL drivers and kicked in a fair amount of time/money on engineers and hardware for this project. This hardware configuration has (in my opinion) little to do with the final hardware specs/requirements. This is just testing hardware.
Agree with you on the PSU. Even with a Titan, peak draw will be under 400 watts so a QUALITY 450 watt gold PSU should work OK. Cutting it a little close. No room for a "Diablotek" in this setup.
Edited by dpunisher, 05 October 2013 - 02:53 AM.
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