- Page 1 Mesh Xtreme Essential TRX – Gaming PC
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Gaming performance was not quite up to that of our graphics card test rig, but the X2 4800+ processor is clocked slower than our FX55 and with something as fast as a GeForce 7800GTX you need all the speed you can get from your CPU. Of course the higher you push the resolution and settings, the less CPU limitation you’ll see, so your choice of monitor will affect your overall gaming experience. Also when new games start taking advantage of the second core of the CPU you’re likely to see overall performance increase.
As computers have come down in price dramatically over the past few years, buyers have gotten used to buying a fully featured desktop machine for around £1,000, so £1,572.16 including delivery might seem a steep price to pay for the Xtreme Essential TRX. However, this is not a run of the mill PC, but a high-end gaming machine built from a range of quality components. When you look at this Mesh in the right context, it’s pretty attractively priced.
Although Mesh might not be top of your list when you’re thinking about a gaming PC, the Xtreme Essential TRX has proved that it can play in this market. As Dell proved with its XPS Gen 2 notebook, even a conservative manufacturer can sometimes produce a great gaming machine.
Overall the Mesh Xtreme Essential TRX is a fast, powerful gaming PC. A better power supply and some high-end memory would have made it a great system, but as it stands it’s a good PC at an attractive price.