Xi3 have announced that their small form factor Steam Machine -- the Piston -- will release on November 29th in the US, and will cost just under $1000.
The tiny PC will arrive bearing a 3.2 GHz AMD Trinity Processor, along with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The whole point of the little machine is that it can be upgraded, however, and will take two 512GB mSATA SSDs for a total of 1TB of super-fast storage should you have any money left from buying the thing in the first place.
It'll also carry a Radeon 7000-Series GPU that will natively support a triple-monitor setup, come pre-loaded with a bunch of games, and support a variety of controllers.
For a grand.
At least it's really small and the power consumption is supposedly impressively low.
But that's still a lot of money for a glorified SFF PC.