Written on: 20/04/2007 by Cognition (90 reviews written)
It's a MESH
Comes with some good software
Good processing power with ATI technology
Installing the included Anti Virus software crashed the system and destroyed my life after only having the computer for a week
With good parts, this'll set you back a lot of money
Tendency to brake
I ordered my MESH Matrix with custom parts a while ago now - as a gaming machine.
First impressions were very good - 20.1'' monitor (the biggest available at the time) and the tower itself was a decent size to allow for good ventilation and cooling.
It took a while to get Windows XP validated, but once this was complete, a wave of unrestricted freedom washed over me. This was down to the graphics card - a Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition - top notch for 2004.
With powerful components such as above, I could potentially play any game I wanted to at full - shading, lighting, etc all at full - with no loss in frame rate or performance.
As I understand it, MESH computers come default with ATI processors - I have found these to be far better than Intel.
Three years on, and since I purchased my MESH I've been forced to reformat the whole system 6 or 7 times, for various reasons. This is an extremely painful and slow process and does let the side down a lot.
Despite this major set back, customising a MESH Matrix computer is a very wise move.
If you decide to go ahead and customise one for yourself, then I wish you luck with the whole reformatting business.