Mesh Elite Mini Gaming OC review

Mesh's Elite Mini Gaming OC, is a stand-out PC. Housed in a gleaming white Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX case with an entirely blank front panel it looks somewhat like a tiny fridge

While many would regard the Hyper-Threading feature of the Intel Core i7 pure overkill for a gaming PC, this is exactly what Mesh has chosen. In this case it's the 3.5 GHz Core i7-4770K, overclocked to a speedy 4.3 GHz, then chilled by a Corsair H60 liquid cooler.

When running general home computing applications, this processor enables the Mesh system to storm ahead of the field, achieving over 5000 points in the PCMark 8 Home test, and all but obliterating the competition in the PCMark 8 Creative test, where those extra processing threads give it a distinct advantage.

The Elite Mini Gaming OC also packs in some impressive features, such as a full 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, running at 2133 MHz, and a spacious 240 GB SSD. And that's alongside a 2 TB hard disk. There's no room in the case for an optical drive, but the price includes an external 6x Blu-ray drive which you can hook up via USB.

The total price is, as you might expect, really rather high. At £1499 it costs £650 more than Chillblast's Fusion Xcalibur, but you do actually get around fifty per cent more gaming performance for your money, along with case and components to match.

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