The Athlon 64 X2 6000+ has proven a huge success for Eclipse before, but the Mirage Sli a60n86GT's modest WorldBench 6 score of 90 compares unfavourably with the Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 machines. The Eclipse Mirage Sli a60n86GT’s 160GB hard drive is a respectable minimum offering in this category, while its RAM allocation of 2GB (pleased though we always are to find this in a sub-£500 PC) is matched by all the other machines in the chart.

The Eclipse Mirage Sli a60n86GT's Hannspree XM New York flat-panel is this system’s one eye-catching component – although not everybody will like its ‘interesting’ styling. The GeForce 8600 GT is a solid graphics card for the money, although the likes of the Radeon HD 3850 are a significant improvement when it comes to games performance.


The Eclipse Mirage Sli a60n86GT is a PC that doesn’t enthral, but doesn’t appal either. While most of the other machines here have interesting selling points, the Eclipse Mirage Sli a60n86GT’s lack of an edge leaves it struggling to command attention.

Budget PCs chart ranking (March 08 issue)

  1. Arbico CD6750 SX
  2. Eclipse Fusion i670A385HD
  3. Advance Technologies AT-FX Air+
  4. CyberPower Gamer Ultra 550 - last month 2
  5. Eclipse Mirage Sli a60n86GT - last month 3

See also:
Eclipse Mirage Sli a60n86GT: expert review
Budget PCs chart ranking
Budget PCs buying advice
Eclipse Mirage Sli a60n86GT: our first look