Mesh Xtreme Essential TRX – Gaming PC Review - Mesh Xtreme Essential TRX Review

I do have one complaint though – the quality of the PSU. This is rated by the manufacturer at 550W and it is made by HEC which is a reputable brand, but it’s not a high-end gaming PSU. Why? Well, it doesn’t have any six-pin PCI Express graphics card power connectors and in an SLI ready system it’s a bit messy to be using multiple converter cables just to plug your graphics cards in.

Apart from this the only issue that some users might have is the door on the case – some people love having a door that hides all the drives, while others find it an irritation to keep having to open and close the door. On the whole I’m quite happy with having a door on a case, although the downside here is that it hides the Musketeer dials, a feature you’d really want to show off. To its advantage the case has two top mounted USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire port, along with headphone and microphone sockets.

The Xtreme Essential TRX doesn’t come with loads of software, but at least a copy of Microsoft Works 8.5 is included. What’s really missing is a couple of games to get you started, but if you’re already a keen gamer, you’ve probably already got a library of titles.

With the 4800+ X2 processor at its core there are no complaints about performance and the GeForce 7800GTX graphics card helps produce some impressive 3D benchmarks. So if you’re looking for a hardcore gaming machine, the Xtreme Essential TRX should fit the bill.

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