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Mesh Ultimate GTX Stealth review

£1,299 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mesh

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Ultimate GTX Stealth is unlike anything we’ve seen from Mesh before.

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The Ultimate GTX Stealth is unlike anything we’ve seen from Mesh before. The fairly standard system case has been replaced with a premium model from CoolerMaster – the towering Cosmos 1000. If you have the space for it, you’ll find this PC runs very quietly with large but slow-spinning fans and a 700W CoolerMaster ‘silent’ power supply.

The Mesh Ultimate GTX Stealth also boasts an impressive specification: a 2.83GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 8GB of DDR2 RAM power the Mesh to a WorldBench 6 real-world speed score of 118 points. To make use of this amount of RAM, a 64bit edition of Windows Vista Home Premium has been installed.

Keeping up with the ‘large’ theme, the Mesh Ultimate GTX Stealth is home to Iiyama’s top-of-the-range 26in display. It offers the same 1,920x1,200 resolution as the 24in models but everything is just that little bit bigger, making text and icons easier to read as well as providing a more immersive gaming and multimedia experience. A Blu-ray drive is also included.

nVidia’s GeForce GTX 260 provides very good graphics performance, but it’s not quite a match for the GTX 280s and Radeon HD 4870 X2s found elsewhere in this chart. That said, the Mesh Ultimate GTX Stealth's motherboard is SLI-certified, so you could add a second GTX 260 later on to significantly boost your graphics power.

Chart ranking: £1,001-plus desktop PCs

  1. Zoostorm 64-6503
  2. CyberPower Gamer Infinity Quad Elite
  3. Arbico Elite 8680 GTX
  4. Chillblast Dreadnought
  5. Mesh Ultimate GTX Steath

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Mesh Ultimate GTX Stealth Expert Verdict »

2.83GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Windows Vista Home Premium
Asus P5N-D
8 x USB 2.0
26in Iiyama PLE2607WS-1 (0.286mm pixel pitch
896MB PCI Express EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 260 (games scores: Crysis = 57fps
Fear = 212fps)
onboard Realtek ALC883
5 x Creative Inspire T6100
16x/16x/4x/4x/6x/8x/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: 118
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The massive memory capacity, 26in display and Blu-ray drive all score highly with us – as do the case and SLI-capable motherboard. Unfortunately, the Mesh Ultimate GTX Stealth can’t compete in the performance stakes.

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