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

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

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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.



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)
HD Audio (8-channel)
Gigabit Ethernet
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Product Type
Motherboard - ATX
Chipset Type
AMD 970 / AMD SB950
Processor Socket
Socket AM3+
Max Processors Qty
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
Bus Clock
1600 MHz, 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1866 MHz
PC3-14400, PC3-12800, PC3-10600, PC3-8500
Supported RAM Integrity Check
Registered or Buffered
Dual channel memory architecture


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


Network Controller
Realtek RTL8111E
Network Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots
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 -connectors: 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 devices - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 , JMicron JMB362: SATA-300 -connectors: 2 x 7pin external SATA - 2 devices
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


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


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
30.5 cm
24.4 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Customer reviews

Write review Read all The opinions expressed in this reviews section are those of our customers and not of BT Shop. Nothing contained herein amends BT Shop’s terms and conditions.
5* Amazing value for money
Reviewed by Chris on 10/03/2011
this arrived within 24 hours of ordering, easy to install, great improvement over my old system.
2 things to note, the cpu cooler already has some thermal paste on it out of the box, so no need to buy a seperate tube for this build. also, although the board says to use a 600w psu i'm running it on a 400w with a geforce 8600GT and having no problems whatsoever
5* Good Value.
Reviewed by Steve on 01/08/2011
Recently decided to upgrade my old 7600GT / Dual core setup to something more gamer friendly. This deal seemed the right money so ordered from BT 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.
5* Won't boot out of the box
Reviewed by Patrick Giordmaina on 13/08/2011
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.
5* Great video editing
Reviewed by Andy Scott on 03/01/2011
This is a great bundle at this price. You get a really good system at less than Intel prices. You do need to be happy assembling the processor in the MB and the stock cooler; the grease is pre-applied. I needed to change bios to recognise the patriot memory so that it runs at 1600hz. With the standard cooler the CPU seems to run hotter than I expected, about 45C rising to 55C when video rendering according to the Asus probe; I don't think that I'll try overclocking with this cooler. Not that it needs overclocking as it does a super job on the video in Premiere Pro CS5 on 64-bit. Its also good with Photoshop. I haven't really tried it with games. The MB supports USB3 and Sata 6gb, which might be useful later. The first PCI slot gets blocked by the graphics card but that still leaves 2 free plus a PCIex1. It supports 2 IDE devices in case you want to use old drives.
5* Great price!
Reviewed by SuBZeRo on 24/07/2011
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.
5* update
Reviewed by SuBZeRo on 25/07/2011
pleasr do not use the ram settings I stated befor ran memtest and shows errors still working on a sollution!
5* Update
Reviewed by SuBZeRo on 25/07/2011
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!
5* Outstanding Products
Reviewed by Chris Wilkinson on 25/11/2010
Without a doubt this is one of the best bundled packages I have ordered in a long while.

The kit is easy to assemble and I had the whole thing up and running in 30min. Everything works together flawlessly and I would highly recommend anyone who is considering buying a new mobo and core to give this a serious look.
5* Brillant, fast & easy to intall
Reviewed by Jon on 10/12/2010
I saw this AMD processor on another site and thought it was a great price for what you’re getting until I found it on BT then found the whole bundle for this brilliant price, I just couldn’t not buy it. I knew I wouldn’t get the full use out of the 6 core processors but it would let me play any future games that come out for quite some time. It took me about 45 minutes to set up the whole system and didn’t come across any problems. The mother board is fantastic. I’ve set up a RAID 5 using 2 x 1Tb SATA 2 hard drives which give me blistering transfer speeds. I also like the two USB 3 ports, just need a USB 3 device to plug in to it! Just one thing is causing me concern and that’s the over clocking software. I can clock the processor up to 3.7 GHz (using the auto tune & easy mode) but more often than not it crashing with the blue screen of death. All in all though I love this bundle and would recommend it to all gamers.
5* Fantastic game bundle
Reviewed by Tom on 24/06/2011
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.
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