Mesh Xtreme i7 920 review

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Mesh has included a full set of peripherals with this PC, too. The Iiyama PLE2403WS-B1 monitor is a budget model that, nevertheless, provides decent quality. Colour reproduction is impressive, and there’s no potentially distracting backlight bleed. The budget price does mean that there’s no adjustable stand, but the presence of an HDMI port is ideal for entertainment use.

Mesh Xtreme i7 920 review

The 5.1 Creative Inspire T6200 speaker set pumps out decent sound, thanks in part to the dedicated sound card. It’s reasonably high quality – although audiophiles will still want specialist equipment – and suitably immersive thanks to the five satellites, although we’d still give the audio advantage to the Chillblast, which also comes with dedicated sound card, as well as slightly better 7.1 speakers.

Our major qualm surrounding the Mesh Xtreme i7 920, though, is the price. At £1,701, it’s almost £400 more expensive than the Fusion Juggernaut, and a massive £635 more than Cyberpower’s current A List champion. There’s undoubtedly a premium to be paid for new technology – and the motherboard, DDR3 RAM and CPU aren’t cheap – but we’d be more understanding if the Xtreme i7 920 included one of the quicker Core i7 parts. As it is, though, this is far too expensive to wholeheartedly recommend, despite the stellar performance – only early adopters need apply.


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Basic specifications

Total hard disk capacity1,000
RAM capacity6.00GB
Screen size24.0in


CPU familyIntel Core i7
CPU nominal frequency2.66GHz
CPU overclocked frequencyN/A
Processor socketLGA 1366


MotherboardAsus P6T Deluxe
Motherboard chipsetIntel X58 Express
Conventional PCI slots total2
PCI-E x16 slots free2
PCI-E x16 slots total3
PCI-E x1 slots total1
Wired adapter speed1,000Mbits/sec


Memory typeDDR3
Memory sockets free3
Memory sockets total6

Graphics card

3D performance settingHigh
Graphics chipsetATI Radeon HD4870 X2
Graphics card RAM1.95GB

Hard disk

Internal disk interfaceSATA/300
Spindle speed7,200RPM


Optical driveLG GGC-H20L
Optical disc technologyBlu-ray reader


Monitor make and modelIiyama PLE2403WS
Resolution screen horizontal1,920
Resolution screen vertical1,200
Resolution1920 x 1200

Additional Peripherals

SpeakersCreative Inspire T6200
Speaker type5.1
Sound cardCreative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Edition


ChassisCooler Master Dominator 690
Case formatFull tower
Dimensions214 x 525 x 482mm (WDH)

Power supply

Power supply rating1,200W

Free drive bays

Free front panel 5.25in bays2

Rear ports

USB ports (downstream)10
FireWire ports2
eSATA ports2
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports1

Mouse & Keyboard

Mouse and keyboardLogitech Cordless Desktop

Operating system and software

OS familyWindows Vista

Noise and power

Idle power consumption217W
Peak power consumption408W

Performance tests

Overall application benchmark score1.94
Office application benchmark score1.64
2D graphics application benchmark score2.12
Encoding application benchmark score1.64
Multitasking application benchmark score2.35
3D performance (crysis) low settings46fps
3D performance settingHigh

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