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Mesh Matrix II 955BE Hush - Mesh Matrix II 955BE Hush

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers


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In terms of the Mesh's gaming performance, while the 4870 was a very impressive card and received our prestigious Editor's Award when we reviewed it, it is now over a year old and starting to show its age - plus the model we reviewed had double the RAM of the HIS card used here. Thus this 4870 won't run Crysis at high resolutions with all the details turned up to 'high' (30fps at 1,680 x 1,050 was about the limit) as does its successor, the 4890, but it will still stomp its way through most other games without too much difficulty.

In Call of Duty 4, for example, the Matrix II 955BE Hush returned an average of 72 frames per second (fps) at 1,920 x 1,200 with details set to maximum and two samples of anti-aliasing (AA). The aforementioned overclock didn't have too much of an effect on most games as this PC is limited by its graphics card rather than the CPU.

The rest of the Mesh's specifications include 4GB of basic Samsung 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, fully used by a 64-bit version of Windows Vista Premium, and a fairly generous 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ hard drive with a 32MB buffer - both more than adequate for the average consumer.

At this price point the LG Blu-ray reader (which will also read the now defunct HD-DVD format and of course write to CD and DVD) is a great inclusion, helping to turn the Matrix II 955BE Hush into a well-rounded package for most of your entertainment needs. The only minor downer is that the non-modular generic 550W PSU Mesh has used is hardly likely to have high efficiency ratings.

Finally on the software front we have the usual additions such as a trial version of Microsoft Office and a full version of Works 8.5, Bullguard Internet Security (90 day trial) and the less usual, but welcome inclusion of Cyberlink's OEM Video Editing Suite. Mesh's RTB one-year warranty is nothing to write home about, though the company does offer a warranty upgrade of one year on-site plus two years RTB parts and labour as a £42.54 option.

Overall then we have a PC that, while not a stunner in any area, performs well across the board and generally uses quality components. Unfortunately one of those, the HIS graphics card, means the machine is far from quiet. It's a pity too, since the £799 Matrix II 955BE represents excellent value for money - a similarly-configured system from Dell, for example, will set you back well over £1000 without a monitor. As long as you alleviate the noise issue by upgrading the graphics card to a 1GB HD4890 (which should cost around £30 when this configuration becomes available on Mesh's website) this PC package is easy to recommend.


If you can get around the noise issue by upgrading the HIS graphics card, the Mesh Matrix II 955BE Hush offers excellent value and generally good performance, making it well worth considering for gamers on a budget.

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Martin Daler

August 21, 2009, 12:20 pm

whatever its general merit, this system touts one particular "unique selling point" up front - hush. It fails in this regard. What is Mesh trying to achieve here?


August 21, 2009, 2:34 pm

@Martin Daler:

To be fair, Mesh shows every effort at trying to make this system as quiet as possible without resorting to expensive water-cooling - just the choice of this specific HIS (a company usually known for its silent products) video card was apparently unfortunate.

Also keep in mind that the video card in our PC MAY have been a particularly noisy sample, but even if this is not the case there's always the option of upgrading to a higher model for very little money, which would suit the fast CPU better anyway.


August 21, 2009, 7:24 pm

Well, no matter what you opinion of the pc you have to admire they way Mesh have weathered the market storms over the years. Seeing as my previous supplier Evesham went to the wall like many others have and will in a cut throat market...


August 23, 2009, 3:51 pm


Read TR Reader (and on the web forums) comments on their experience as MESH customers – see earlier TR reviews and stories on Mesh Computers. Buy MESH PCs at your peril.

@Chocoa :“...you have to admire they way Mesh have weathered the market storms over the years.” Well there is a sucker born every day or MESH Computers Ltd snaring some unsuspecting sole.

I would only wish MESH PCs upon MESH staff and their families.

John 32

August 26, 2009, 7:03 pm

@ Enigma,

Thanks for a very informative comment, you've brought a lot to the discussion.

If you search any manufacturer you will always find sob/scare/woe stories from upset consumers.

My point is that you have not pur forward a constructive argument, moreover, you sound like an upset child who is just complaining loudly.

As for your response to Chocoa, seems quite vindictive against Mesh.

Basically, either put forward some evidence or a valid point or don't bother posting as you have added nothing.


August 27, 2009, 5:33 pm

@John who the hell are you tell TR readers whether they can or can not post comments? I presume of Mesh Computers Ltd?

@John you vitriol suggests you are rattled. After all an intelligent person wouldn't waste time commenting on insignificant comment(s) or be rattled by them.

Also an intelligent person doesn't repeat what can be referred to elsewhere – as I did. A quick Google of “Mesh Computers complaints” soon reveals plenty. Thus I wouldn't be surprised if before long someone doesn't set up a website/forum “MESS Computers Ltd” akin to “NTHell” for the former NTL cable service provider.

To please @John here's something intelligent and useful:

I would suggest those who have an issue with their purchases consider the following:

1.Keep a log (dates/time/names/what was said, etc) of all your dealings right from the first call.

2.Seek advice from Citizens Advice Bureau. Better still contact Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06

3.See if your credit card company can get you a refund. They have specialist working on such issues.

4.If you have household insurance see if your policy has legal cover. Thus you may be able to get legal advice and/or possibly Legal Representation.

5.Likewise if you are a member of an organisation like a Trade Union check if they provide legal cover and if you can get Legal Representation.

6.Consider WARNING your fellow consumers by sharing your experience.


Company's never seem to learn as these examples show:

"Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order" (http://technology.timesonline.... – TimesOnline 3rd August 2009;

"'Exploding' iPhones investigated" on BBCi News(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/tec..., 26th August 2009; and

"United Breaks Guitars" on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Feel the power of the Consumer @John.

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