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With the Xtreme Essential TRX Mesh is targeting the high-end gaming market in more ways than one. Traditionally Mesh has stuck to fairly sturdy but dull looking cases, but the Xtreme Essential TRX is using one of the latest aluminium cases from Cooler Master – the Praetorian 732 - and it looks anything but dull.
But more importantly the specs are top notch as well, with no obvious corners cut. The processor is a top of the range AMD X2 4800+ dual core chip clocked at 2.4GHz with 1MB of cache memory per core. Alongside the CPU is 2GB of PC3200 DDR memory – sadly this is only CAS3, but the more the merrier – fitted to an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard.
Graphics duties are handled by an Asus GeForce 7800GTX card with the second slot of the SLI motherboard allowing for a dual GPU setup at a later stage. The hard drive is from Maxtor and weighs in at a massive 500GB – this is the first PC to arrive at TrustedReviews with a single 500GB hard drive – so you won’t run out of space any day soon. With 16MB of cache memory and all the trimmings this is indeed a very fast drive.
Mesh has installed both a DVD-ROM drive and a DVD writer drives, with both units manufactured by Sony. The DVD writer handles dual layer media, both + and - at 4x, DVD+/-R media at 16x and re-writeable media again at 4x in both flavours. A third 5.25in device is also fitted – this is a Muskeeter 1 display, which shows you the temperature inside your case, the sound volume level and allows you to adjust the speed of one fan inside your case. Rather than using an LCD display it has three analogue displays with blue backlights, which if nothing else look pretty cool.