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Aftershock Quad Core AMD FM2+ 3.5 GHz 8GB Motherboard and Processor Bundle

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Aftershock Quad Core AMD FM2+ 3.5 GHz 8GB Motherboard and Processor Bundle is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 6.
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  • Motherboard, processor, heatsink and fan, and DRAM all in one box
  • AMD FM2+ Kaveri A10-7700K Black Edition 3.5 GHz APU
  • Supplied with 8 GB of Corsair Vengeance Pro (2x4 GB) of 1866 MHz DDR3 RAM
  • Limited stock may be available in some stores. Call us on 0844 557 6000 to check

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Aftershock Quad Core AMD FM2+ 3.5 GHz 8GB Motherboard and Processor Bundle

• Motherboard, processor, heatsink and fan, and DRAM all in one box
• AMD FM2+ Kaveri A10-7700K Black Edition 3.5 GHz APU
• Supplied with 8 GB of Corsair Vengeance Pro (2x4 GB) of 1866 MHz DDR3 RAM
• Asus A88XM-PLUS motherboard
• Integrated AMD Radeon R7 graphics
• AMD’s most advanced APU
• Revolutionary HSA architecture enabling the CPU and GPU to work in perfect harmony
• Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture featuring supercharged AMD Radeon R7 Graphics
• AMD Mantle Technology
• Immersive audio from AMD TrueAudio Technology
• Connect up to 5 displays to see every angle of the battlefield with AMD Eyefinity Technology
• Ask in-store or browse online to learn more about our range of cases, power supplies, hard drives, optical drives and operating systems to complete your build

The Aftershock Quad Core AMD FM2+ 3.5 GHz 8 GB Motherboard and Processor Bundle is designed for gaming performance. It features AMD’s most advanced APU ever, so revolutionary it challenges the very definition of a processor and can take on the latest games with ease. Supplied with 8 GB of DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Pro Memory which runs at 1866 MHz for the best performance whilst gaming. The Asus A88XM-PLUS motherboard includes 4 x DIMM slots, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, PCIe 3.0 and 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports as standard. Plus exlusive Asus technologies such GPU Boost unlock integrated graphics performance by up to 30%.

AMD FM2+ Kaveri A10-7700K Black Edition 3.5 GHz Processor Specs

Frequency - 3.5GHz
Turbo Frequency - 3.8GHz
Radeon R7 Series Graphics
Socket - AMD FM2+
Number of Cores - 4
L2 Cache Size - 4 MB (2 x 2MB)
Thermal Design Power - 95W

Asus A88XM-PLUS Motherboard Specs

AMD Socket FM2+ Athlon™/A- Series Processors
Supports CPU up to 4 cores
Supports AMD® Turbo Core 3.0 Technology
* Refer to for CPU support list

AMD A88X (Bolton D4)

4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)/2250(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133/1866/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Support AMD Memory Profile (AMP) memory
* The Max. 64GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 16GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market.
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.

Integrated AMD Radeon™ R/HD8000/HD7000 Series Graphics in the A-Series APU
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz*1
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 1920 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 2048 MB
AMD® Dual Graphics technology support *2

Multi-GPU Support:
Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

Expansion Slots:
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode) *3
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI

8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), yellow
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD

Realtek® 8111G, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

Realtek® ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC *4
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking

USB Ports
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)

Special Features:
ASUS 5X Protection
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 4 + 2 Phase digital power design
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
- ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan with excellent durability
- ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant coating
ASUS Exclusive Features
- TurboV EVO
- GPU Boost
- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- Network iControl
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution & MOS Heatsink
- ASUS Fan Xpert 2
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Slot

Operating System Support:
Windows® 8.1 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® 8 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® XP , 32bit

Back I/O Ports:
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
3 x Audio jack(s)

Internal I/O Ports:
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s) (19-pin)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM header
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (4 -pin)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x parallel port connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x GPU Boost switch(es)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)

User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)

64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen Function, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

Support Disc:
Drivers, ASUS utilities, ASUS Update, Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Form Factor:
mATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.2 inch ( 24.4 cm x 23.4 cm )

Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz C9 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 Specs

Heat Spreader - Vengeance Pro Series
Memory Configuration - Dual Channel
Memory Series - Vengeance
Memory Type - DDR3
Package Memory Format - DIMM
Package Memory Pin - 240
Performance Profile - XMP
Memory Size - 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB)
SPD Latency - 9-9-9-24
SPD Speed - 1333MHz
SPD Voltage - 1.5
Speed Rating - PC3-15000 (1866MHz)
Tested Latency - 9-10-9-27
Tested Speed - 1866MHz
Tested Voltage - 1.5
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Usuable, after a lot of tweaking and extra cooling. This bundle has been the basis of my main rig for a few weeks now. Decent rig but not fit to operate as advertised straight out of the box. The cooler included is totally inadequate for the 3.5ghz stock frequency, never mind the 3.8ghz Turbo mode (boldly advertised, enabled by default). The boards default Northbridge frequency is also lower than the frequency of the bundled RAM. 1866Mhz RAM to a 1800mhz NB results in a slight bottleneck.. Clumsy component choice with a high mark up. Not a great package overall. Usuable with an aftermarket cooler. Might manage to deliver the mid-high "heart pounding gaming performance" the box promises if you give it a mid to high end GPU and get lucky overclocking the NB and CPU.
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mismatched Setup Overly priced and Ram is not fast enough for included processor, to get the most out of this processor including 10% performance boost ram needed to be 2133 and not 1866. Can be bought cheaper as invidual parts
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought as an upgrade Had this bundle for 3 weeks now and I am very happy with it. Worked first time, The supplied cooler was beneath my expectations (the bundle is called aftershock after all), but I had a Cooler Master Seidon 120v Liquid Cooler laying around so am using that instead. Also upgraded the sound card to a Creative one they had in stock. I am considering adding a R7 240 for the Dual Graphics functionality. Plus the motherboard has 4 memory slots for cheaper memory upgrade in the future.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kit Brought one of these for myself as an upgrade from a intel core 2 duo set up. plugged it all in worked perfectly so impressed i returned the following day and brought the same kit for my wife. got it clocked at 4.2 ghz with a liquid cooler as the stock one is pretty useless.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not That Good I sent my son off to Maplins to get me a set up to build as a gaming PC, the Maplin adviser was useless. The GFX card is rubbish and the screen keeps flickering, the PSU died after only 10 months and this rig I'm about to review... it's ok, but the fan on the CPU cooler also went poof, it's very noisy and I'm now going to have to replace it. I've had numerous problems and won't be buying from Maplins again, this is the second set up they've sold to use that was a pile of rubbish, lesson learned.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All Good As with all Maplin gear this is expensive for what it is, however it does exactly what it says. Yes, it could do with some upgrades (on the cooling for example) but this works perfectly well in my system.
Date published: 2015-10-14
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What is the best Graphics Card up to date that will work with this bundle? without it bottle necking?

Asked by: Jack
This would be ideal make sure you have a suitable power supply and a case big enough to accommodate the length of the graphic card without fouling.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-03-28

2 questions firstly does the bundle include a heatsink and fan and secondly would it be compatible with a 900watt psu and if so can you recommend one for me to buy for it?

Asked by: Gordon
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-10

Can  this motherboard work  with the AMD FX 959 processor and if is how much power will it need 

Asked by: C Rae
Unfortunately this motherboard would not be compatible with that processor due to the difference of socket type.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-04-03

I have a pcie 2 (The small port) sound card will this be compatible with this system?

Asked by: LOCO 22
This board does come with one PCIe 2.0 port which should fit your sound card.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-03-10

will windows xp or vista work with this motherboard since i already have an old hard drive i wish to use 

Asked by: danver
XP is listed as a supported operating system, however it then moves straight to Windows 7 so couldn't guarantee Vista support.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-02-02

would this take a Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ???

Asked by: JNRDirtyduck
This motherboard is expressly designed to take AMD processors only. Full specifications of the motherboard can be found on the manufacturer website
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-09

Will the Asus A88XM-PLUS Motherboard be able to fit a MSI Radon r9 390x in the pci 3.0

Asked by: Jona
Yes this will work fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-05

is this motherbord atx?

Asked by: Anonymous
Form Factor mATX Form Factor 9.6 inch x 9.2 inch ( 24.4 cm x 23.4 cm ) full specifications for the motherboard are available on the Asus web site
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-04
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