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Mesh Elite 3570K-W8CS review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £786
inc VAT

Even though it doesn’t have an unlocked processor, this is still a powerful, well-built PC with an excellent monitor


3.8GHz Intel Core i5-3570K, 8GB RAM, 23.6in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 8

Mesh has overclocked the 3570K-W8CS’s Intel Core i5-3570K processor to 3.8GHz, which gives it the boost it needs to achieve an overall score of 118 in our benchmark tests. We’ve seen other PC manufacturers squeeze a lot more speed out of the same processor, but this is still a useful speed boost and means Mesh hasn’t had to fit a custom processor cooler.

Mesh Elite 3570K-W8CS

The motherboard, an MSI Z77A-G43, provides plenty of scope for expansion with its three PCI slots, a PCI-E x1 slot and two PCI-E x16 slots. The second PCI Express x16 slot runs at x4 speed. The motherboard’s clever design means no slots are blocked by the dual-slot graphics card. This is an EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti with 2GB of memory, and is a proper enthusiast card. In our challenging Crysis 2 test, we saw an average frame rate of 30.8fps at 1,920×1,080 and Ultra quality. It’s safe to say that you needn’t anticipate any problems playing the latest games at high detail levels.

Mesh Elite 3570K-W8CS

The Cooler Master Elite 430 case seems to be almost ubiquitous among PCs of a certain price range, but this is by no means a bad thing, as it has a well-finished interior, decent sound proofing and fine mesh covers over most of the air vents that serve to keep most ambient dust and fluff out of your PC. The PC has a generic 650W power supply, but this should be sufficient for all but a top-of-the-range graphics card.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ***
Processor Intel Core i5-3570K
Processor external bus 100MHz (DMI)
Processor multiplier x38
Processor clock speed 3.8GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 8
Memory type PC3-12800
Maximum memory 32GB
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G43
Motherboard chipset Intel Z77


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/8
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support none

Internal Expansion

Case midi tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 1 (1)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 2 (1)
Free Serial ATA ports 4
Free memory slots 2
Free 3.5in drive bays 3

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001-9YN164)
Interface SATA2
Total storage capacity 2,000GB


Graphics card(s) 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Graphics/video ports 2x DVI, 1x mini HDMI, 1x DisplayPort


Sound Realtek ALC892
Sound outputs 7.1 line out, stereo line out, mic in
Speakers none

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards none
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size 23.6 in
Screen model Hanns.G HL249
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs DVI, VGA

Other Hardware

Keyboard Logitech K260
Mouse Logitech M210


Software included none
Operating system Windows 8
Operating system restore option Windows disc

Buying Information

Warranty three years RTB (three years labour, two years parts, three months free collect & return)
Price £786

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