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Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 review

£999 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Eclipse

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

It doesn’t immediately stand out as an impressive machine, but a premium motherboard provides the Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 with several unique features and bags of overclocking potential.

It doesn’t immediately stand out as an impressive machine, but a premium motherboard provides the Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 with several unique features and bags of overclocking potential.

The Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 delivered the slowest performance in our WorldBench 6 test with 166 points, but increasing the RAM to 16GB and adding an SSD for SRT would give it a significant speed boost. Both upgrades are easy to perform, if your budget allows for them. Such tweaks depend on a compatible motherboard, however, so the same can’t be said for every PC on test.

The Asus board supplied with the Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 also offers improved overclocking capabilities, built-in Bluetooth (with support for apps you can run on a smartphone) and SLI.

Graphics performance from the Eclipse Cosmos i726n57’s nVidia GeForce GTX 570 is similar to that of the ATI Radeon HD 6970 – which is faster will largely depend on the games you play.

The Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 is housed in a tough-looking NZXT Beta system case, which includes top-mounted USB, audio and eSATA jacks for easy access, plus tool-free drive bays and plenty of fan-mounting points.

The 23.6in HKC 2249A is a reasonable full-HD display that offers digital and analogue inputs and built-in speakers. External speakers aren’t supplied, however, leaving the Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 flagging in the audio department. The screen itself is also bettered elsewhere.

£1,000 PC chart ranking

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    2. Eclipse Cosmos i726n57
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Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 Expert Verdict »
3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600K
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
8GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
8 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P8Z68-V motherboard
650W Cooler Master PSU
23.6in HKC 2249A (0.27mm pixel pitch, 1920x1080)
2 x 1.28GB nVidia GeForce GTX 570 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 94/48fps, Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 187/115fps)
onboard sound
speakers built into monitor
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: 166
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Despite a few shortcomings, the Eclipse Cosmos i726n57 offers a great starting point for enthusiasts and tinkerers.

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