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Asus AMD Gamer Bundle (Includes M5A97 PRO Motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition & 4GB DDR3)

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Asus AMD Gamer Bundle (Includes M5A97 PRO Motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition & 4GB DDR3)
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During September 2011 anyone who buys one of these Asus AMD Gamer Bundles will be able to claim a FREE download voucher for Shogun: Total War 2 on PC. Simply order the item and then email duncsdeals@dabs.com with your Sales Order Number to claim, a code will be emailed back within 48 hours

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Exclusive Self-Build Special Bundle
High Performance - Without The High Price Tag!

Take the fear out of Self-Build with this tested AMD Gamer Bundle! We test it so you don't have to! Motherboard, CPU and Memory - Boxed & Ready To Rock

Asus M5A97 PRO AMD Motherboard
First on AMD : UEFI BIOS & Digital Power Design on AM3+ Platform

The world's first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered the use of two onboard chips - EPU (Energy Processing Unit) and TPU (TurboV Processing Unit). The new generation of Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM provides precise Vcore PWM, integrated graphics voltages and frequency module adjustments with minimal power loss through BIOS tuning and an exclusive user interface to increase the board's overclocking range while performance reaches its full potential. ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power design empowers users with superior flexibility and perfect precision to ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability and greater power efficiency.

VRM, or voltage regulator modules, are considered among the most essential motherboard design components. They supply the voltage demanded by the CPU, and a good VRM must intelligently detect actual CPU power draw to provide precise power accordingly. ASUS DIGI+ VRM features a digital programmable microprocessor onboard to perfectly match digital power signal (SVID) requests from the CPU, eliminating digital-to-analog conversion lag. The precise power delivery minimizes power transfer loss to provide highest power efficiency, greater performance, and rock solid stability with the most flexible power adjustment than traditional analog power design.


Previous versions of this bundle used the M4A87TD EVO Motherboard

TPU: The Ultimate Turbo Processor

Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.

 

 EPU: Energy Efficiency All Around

Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!

 

 

Auto Tuning

Achieve extreme yet stable overclocking results automatically with Auto Tuning! With built-in stability testing, Auto Tuning allows beginners to easily upgrade their CPU performance at no extra cost.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2HGz AM3 Black Edition 6-Core Processor (HDT90ZFBGRBOX)

AMD Phenom II is for high definition entertainment, gaming, creativity, and beyond. With AMD Phenom II processors as the foundation, you'll enjoy a level of responsiveness and visual intensity. AMD puts high definition computing within everyone's reach. Enjoy a superior high definition experience for HD videos on your PC. AMD Phenom II processor is the powerful engine behind your fidelity, high definition video entertainment experience. Only AMD puts the Ultimate Visual Experience for HD video within your reach.

Get HD content online, offline, wherever you want it, however you want it. Your system can handle whatever you dish out - and serve it up on screen in full, high definition glory. Combine AMD Phenom II processors and ATI Radeon HD graphics to really see the difference. Enjoy smooth video, brilliant videos and immersive games. AMD unleashes visual clarity and responsiveness for what you want to do.

4GB (2x2GB) Patriot Gamer Series DDR3 1600Mhz CL8 (PGS34G1600LLKA2)

The Patriot Gamer Series, part of the Extreme Performance (EP) Enhanced Latency line, is engineered to expand your gaming options. These AMD Black Edition Ready modules are targeted at enthusiasts and overclockers and have been tested and validated on the AMD 790FX/GX platforms. The Gamer Series are built using only the highest quality pre-sorted IC's available and are subjected to rigorous testing and validated to achieve optimized performance and maximum quality. These modules are engineered to reach PC3-12800 (1600MHz) at 8-9-8-24 timings and are available in 4GB kit capacity. Equipped with lightweight aluminum heat-dispersing shields, these modules offer maximum performance and stability under extreme overclocking conditions. Each module is 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and is backed by a full lifetime warranty and industry leading customer service.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
ASUS M5A97 PRO - motherboard - ATX - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970
Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket
1 x Socket AM3+
Compatible Processors
Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX
Max RAM Size
32 GB
RAM Supported
4 DIMM slots - DDR3 , non-ECC , unbuffered
Storage Ports
6 x SATA-600 (RAID), 2 x eSATA-300
USB / FireWire Ports
2 x USB 3.0 + 8 x USB 2.0 + ( 6 x USB 2.0 via headers )
Audio
HD Audio (8-channel)
LAN
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty


Detail

General

Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket
Socket AM3+
Max Processors Qty
1
Compatible Processors
Sempron, Phenom II X3, Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2, Athlon II X4, Athlon II X3, Phenom II X4, Phenom II X6, FX

Supported RAM

Max Size
32 GB
Technology
DDR3
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz
Speed
PC3-14400, PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Non-ECC
Registered or Buffered
Unbuffered
Features
Dual channel memory architecture

Audio

Type
HD Audio (8-channel)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC892
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio

LAN

Network Controller
Realtek RTL8111E
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slot(s)
1 x CPU , 4 x DIMM 240-pin , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 , 2 x PCI
Storage Interfaces
AMD SB950 : SATA-600 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , JMicron JMB362 : SATA-300 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin external SATA - 2 Device(s)
Interfaces
1 x PS/2 keyboard / mouse , 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) , 2 x USB 3.0 , 6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x TOSLINK , 1 x audio line-out - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-in - mini-jack , 1 x microphone - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (rear) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (side surround) - mini-jack , 1 x audio line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-jack
Internal Interfaces
6 x USB 2.0 , 1 x serial , 1 x SPDIF out
Power Connectors
24-pin main power connector, 8-pin ATX12V connector

Features

BIOS Features
DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ACPI 2.0a support, SMBIOS 2.6 support, UEFI BIOS
Sleep / Wake Up
Wake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware Features
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, MemOK!, Q-DIMM, Q-LED, Q-Slot, ASUS Q-Connector, All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design, ASUS Noise Filter, ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Fan Xpert, ASUS TurboV, ASUS TPU (TurboV Processing Unit), ASUS DIGI+ VRM, Dual Intelligent Processors 2, AMD Quad CrossFireX technology support

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories
I/O back plate
Cables Included
2 x Serial ATA cable
Software Included
Drivers & Utilities, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS Live Update, ASUS EZ Flash 2
Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, ACPI 2.0a, ErP Ready
Width
30.5 cm
Depth
24.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
3 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 3 years

Customer reviews

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Asus AMD Gamer Bundle (Includes M5A97 PRO Motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition & 4GB DDR3)
5.0 16
£276.69
Asus AMD Gamer Bundle (Includes M5A97 PRO Motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition & 4GB DDR3)
Awesome and easy upgrade!
Reviewed by . Review Posted 22/09/2011
5 5

Incredible performance boost for me. I had previously upgraded my video card and got some improvement but my core (MB/CPU/RAM) was still holding me back, this is a great product at a great price. I have built plenty of PCs before but even if you haven't it's pretty simple. Dabs also have a great how-to video so you can't go far wrong. Just remember the little switch on the motherboard to unlock the extra cores. Stunning performance hike, just what the doctor ordered.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Won't boot out of the box
Reviewed by . Review Posted 13/08/2011
5 5

Built this setup no problem, just would not boot as the motherboard would not see the processor correctly. Had to take it all to a computer fair and pay £25 for the guy to use a slower processor and flash the BIOS with the latest update from a usb stick.
Took me ages to work out that was the problem as the Bios would freeze, and trying to load up windows was a nightmare. Once the Bios had been flashed everything was OK. Nice setup once it was up and running.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 3*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Good Value.
Reviewed by . Review Posted 01/08/2011
5 5

Recently decided to upgrade my old 7600GT / Dual core setup to something more gamer friendly. This deal seemed the right money so ordered from Dabs and delivered within a day or so, took about an hour or so to install in my old case (still using the 7600GT at this point), fired up, installed windows 7 64 bit and away she went. Good speed increase on my previous setup but GFX card bottle necking the system, quick trip to a competitor in Stoke (wanted the card on a Saturday so had no choice, no patience here) installed a shiny new GTX 460 1 Gig Hawk edition MSI card and boom! superb speed and detail increase! Have tried Crysis on max settings, getting a stable and playable 30fps, TF2 runs super smooth. 2 things, heat and PSU, make sure you have good airflow and a decent 550w + psu with independent 12v rails. 20+ amps per rail should do. Out of characters now, tra a bit.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
ram problem solved!
Reviewed by . Review Posted 26/07/2011
5 5

sorry for multiple reviews but sorted the ram problem you need to change the speed to 1600 in the bios then is says click ok to keep current voltage setting or cancell to automatically adjust , if you click ok so that voltage stays the same it runs fine and passes memtest !

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Update
Reviewed by . Review Posted 25/07/2011
5 5

Update on ram settings do not use the ram setting stated in my review since running memtest shows an error and system still crashes, seems to run fine when the mobo auto selects 1066mhz still trying to get 1600mhz to run without crashes!

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*
 
update
Reviewed by . Review Posted 25/07/2011
5 5

pleasr do not use the ram settings I stated befor ran memtest and shows errors still working on a sollution!

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Great price!
Reviewed by . Review Posted 24/07/2011
5 5

A great price for this bundle , one thing to note the ram runs at 1033mhz when installed , you need to change to 1600 in bios and also change the DRAM voltage from auto to 1.8v or the system will crash under heavy load, once you do that it runs fine , think the motherboard has problems recognising this ram.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Fantastic game bundle
Reviewed by . Review Posted 24/06/2011
5 5

I bought this and am using it with the the AMD 5770 and the Corsair H60(24c-26c Idle) and this gives excellent performance.
I can run it on max on FEAR 3, Duke Nukem Forever and Crysis 1+2 without overclocking. Great value for money. OS is Win 7 64bit.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Great rig
Reviewed by . Review Posted 21/02/2011
5 5

Bought it along with a GTX 560ti and all i can say is, this is an amazing bundle for the money, it was a steal at 300 quid and now its only 280! I recommend buying a half decent cpu cooler for it however, the stock AMD fans are just a little... well awful! very easy to install, comes with a shedload of extras for upgrading and a great price tag courtesy of dabs.com! Buy this, you wont regret it anytime soon!

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Great Product
Reviewed by . Review Posted 15/04/2011
5 5

This product is a great deal and will greatly improve opon any old system. It took me an hour to install it dut to taking extreme care on fitting the heatsink. Windows XP runs on the setup with no problem apart from XP only uses 3GB of RAM. Take note here is a little switch on the motherboard to unlock all 6 cores on the processor. To sum up great value, vary easy to install and totaly worth it.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 

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