The fastest PC here for gaming, Eclipse’s Selenelion i726n570 will be a hit with fans of gaming and one-word tongue-twisters alike.
Housed in a Cooler Master Elite 430 system case, the Eclipse Selenelion i726n570 looks very much like Chillblast’s Fusion Zenith. Inside, things are very different. The Selenelion uses the non-overclockable Core i7-2600 processor and a Gigabyte motherboard.
At standard settings, this PC is no slower than the competition – the Eclipse Selenelion i726n570 scored 166 points in WorldBench 6 – but you won’t be able to eke out any extra power from its 3.4GHz CPU.
Performance is already pretty strong, however, and particularly in gaming. The Eclipse Selenelion i726n570 PC's GTX 570 is the fastest graphics card of the group – if not by a wide margin.
The Gigabyte motherboard is a well-specified model, offering a pair of PCI Express x16 slots and plenty of audio connectors, including optical and co-axial S/PDIF. There’s neither FireWire nor eSATA, but the Eclipse Selenelion i726n570 does offer two USB 3.0 connectors.
The 1TB hard drive and 8GB of DDR3 RAM are standard inclusions at this price, although here the memory is conveniently split between two 4GB modules, leaving two slots free for upgrades. The standard Intel CPU cooler has been fitted, which will be adequate given that the Eclipse Selenelion i726n570 PC isn’t designed for overclocking.
A 23.6in HKC monitor is large enough to make good use of the Eclipse Selenelion i726n570's Blu-ray drive, but by no means the best-quality display we’ve seen at this price. No speakers have been included – a let-down for a £999 PC.
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