Mesh is one of the oldest names in the UK PC manufacturing business. The company has been selling computers since 1987, and although the last five years have had their ups and downs they appear to be back with all guns blazing. The Elite Game Changer 980 sounds like a statement of intent as much as a model name. But can this computer really live up to its bullish branding?
The Elite Game Changer 980 certainly brings together a choice selection of components. There’s an Intel Core i7-4790K processor, 16GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics. There’s a solid state disk and hard drive, plus a box of gaming goodies, too. But at just shy of £1,500, without a screen, this is a premium system by today’s standards. So it really needs to provide the bangs for all those bucks.
- NZXT H440 Silent Case Black with Blue Trim w/Side Window.
- 4GHz Intel Core i7-4790K.
- MSI Z97A GAMING 6 Motherboard.
- Coolermaster Nepton 120 XL CPU Cooler.
- 4GB MSI NVIDIA GTX 980 Graphics Card.
- Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 Motherboard.
- 16GB 2133MHz DDR3 Memory.
- 240GB OCZ DRIVE ARC 100 SSD.
- 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 7,200rpm HDD.
- SuperFlower Leadex GOLD 750W Fully Modular “80 Plus Gold” Power Supply.
- ROCCAT ISKU FX Illuminated Keyboard.
- ROCCAT KOVA PLUS Max Performance Gaming Mouse.
- ROCCAT Kave XTD Premium Stereo Headset.
- Windows 8.1 64 bit.
- 2 Years Warranty – 1st Year Collect and Return, 2nd Year Parts only.
Price for this system (at the time of writing): £1,499 (inc. VAT)