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Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro review

£899 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mesh

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The second PC here to come fitted with a GeForce GTX 260 graphics card, the Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro is capable of impressive gaming scores.

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The second PC here to come fitted with a GeForce GTX 260 graphics card, the Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro is capable of impressive gaming scores. However, with the older E8500 chip inside, this system can’t match the overall speed of the Best Buy.

Mesh has an ace up its sleeve: a massive 8GB allocation of RAM. If you’re a major multitasker, the Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro will fly. You’ll need to run a 64bit OS to make full use of this memory, however, so make sure that your peripherals and installed applications are happy to run in this environment before you rush out and buy this machine.

Our WorldBench 6 processing-speed test suite doesn’t fully exploit the Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro's full amount of memory but, if you’re used to working with multiple large images or editing HD video, you’ll find the performance gain profound.

The Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro's 22in Hanns-G monitor lacks the style and specification of the Samsung supplied with the Chillblast, but it features both digital and analogue inputs and is a perfectly adequate, no-frills display.

The Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro’s Midi ATX case is also standard fare, although it has room for internal expansion and is fitted with a front-facing memory card reader, three USB ports, FireWire and analogue audio.

Inside the Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro, we were pleased to find a 700W CoolerMaster Silent Pro power supply. The GTX 260 graphics card can use up a lot of juice and a quality power supply is an often overlooked component of a reliable PC.

Chart ranking: Power desktop PCs (Nov issue)

  1. Zoostorm 64-6502
  2. Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro
  3. CyberPower Gamer Infinity Silent Edition
  4. Chillblast Olympian
  5. PC Specialist Apollo HD8600

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Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro Expert Verdict »

3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
6 x USB 2.0
22in Hanns-G Hi221D (0.282mm pixel pitch
896MB PCI Express BFG nVidia GeForce GTX 260 (games scores: Crysis = 63fps
Fear = 228fps)
onboard Realtek ALC883
5 x Creative Inspire T6100
6x/3x (BD-ROM/HD-DVD)
12x/12x/4x/4x/6x/6x/16x (DVD-R/+R-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-ROM)
Microsoft Works 8.5
CyberLink Blu-ray suite
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 121
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

With a set of Creative 5.1 speakers (five speakers and a subwoofer), a Blu-ray drive and TV tuner thrown in, the Mesh Elite GTX260 Pro is a very capable gaming and multimedia system. It also costs £100 less than our Best Buy.

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