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Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli review

£1,299 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Eclipse

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Intel Core i7-2600K-based Supernova i726n580 Sli PC offers exactly the sort of performance we’ve come to expect from Eclipse. It scored 170 points in WorldBench 6, and delivered silky-smooth graphics in our games tests.

The Intel Core i7-2600K-based Supernova i726n580 Sli offers exactly the sort of performance we’ve come to expect from Eclipse. It scored 170 points in WorldBench 6, while its PNY-branded nVidia GeForce GTX 580 delivered silky-smooth graphics in our games tests.

A 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD ensures that file response is equally quick. Storage is supplemented with the Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli's 2TB hard drive.

But while the Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli is fast, it isn’t the fastest PC in our chart. Its OCZ Agility 3 SSD is inferior to the Arbico’s Vertex 3, and its standard GTX 580 goes head to head with two factory-overclocked rivals.

An 8GB allocation of DDR3 RAM is fitted to an ASRock P67 Extreme4 motherboard. This board offers four USB 3.0 ports, four 6Gbps SATA connections, an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and easy overclocking options. The Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli also supports SLI.

Should you wish to overclock the CPU, the Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli's Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU cooler is a pleasing inclusion. Although the power supply is rated at only 600W, it’s a reputable and efficient OCZ model.

The 23.6in full-HD HKC monitor is a popular choice in our PC charts, but inferior to the BenQ and Asus screens elsewhere. A set of Creative speakers and a subwoofer are also supplied with the Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli.

Power PCs chart ranking

  1. 1. Arbico Elite i7-2657 MX mkII
    2. CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme
    3. Dino PC Maxosaur 2600K V2
    4. Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli
    5. Palicomp Phoenix i7 Attitude

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3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600K
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
8GB DDR3 RAM
2TB SATA
60GB SSD
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
ASRock P67 Extreme4 motherboard
600W OCZ PSU
23.6in HKC 2249A (0.27mm pixel pitch, 1920x1080)
1.5GB PNY nVidia GeForce GTX 580 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 99/57fps, Stalker: Call Of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 192/127fps)
onboard sound
2 x Creative Inspire A220 speakers and subwoofer
12x BD-ROM
22x DVD-R/22x +R/12x -R DL/16x +R DL/6x -RW/8x +RW/12x -RAM/16x -ROM
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 170
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli is a very powerful desktop PC, but many of its components are bettered elsewhere.

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