Elite Force i7-6700 CPU 8GB RAM Platinum Motherboard & Processor Bundle

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About this product

Overview

Product overview

• Processor, motherboard and memory pre-assembled for quick start PC build and easy upgrading – ensuring compatibility
• Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core 3.4GHz (4GHz boost speed), 8MB cache CPU – gives you amazing gaming and multitasking performance
• Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4, 2666MHz, CL16 (15-15-15-36) RAM module gives you the boost in performance for gaming
• ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Intel Socket LGA 1151 ATX motherboard with HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, DVI and 8-channel HD audio
• Has the following input and output (I/O) ports: 1 x USB 3.1 type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 type-C, 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) LAN port, 5 x audio jack(s), 1 x optical S/PDIF out, 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x VGA (D-sub), 1 x DVI
• Expansion ports available for you to use: 4 x DIMM (3 x free, max 64GB DDR4), 2 x PCI express (PCIe) 3.0/2.0 x 16 (2 x free), 1 x PCI express (PCIe) 3.0/2.0 x 16 (x4 mode), 3 x PCI 3.0/2.0 x 1, 4 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports (4 x free), 1 x SATA express port with 2 x SATA III 6 Gb/s ports, 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key – type 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 storage devices supported

What can I do with this bundle?
Our platinum grade Elite Force gaming motherboard bundle provides you with the basics needed to start building or upgrading to a top end PC gaming system. It includes an Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU, ASUS’s Z170 Pro Gaming ATX motherboard and an 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM module. All you’ll need to add on top of this to get a system going is a power supply, hard drive or SSD, operating system, graphics card and a case to house it all.

How good is the processor?
The Intel quad-core i7-6700 CPU has a base clock speed of 3.4GHz, which can be boosted to 4GHz through the use of Intel's Turbo Boost technology 2.0. This provides you with astonishing gaming, work and multi-tasking performance. On top of that, this CPU supports Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology, which allows it to use resources more efficiently, so that each core can do more than one tasks at a time. If you are using applications that have been optimised for multi-threading, such as video editing, 3D rendering or anything that can be used to create, edit and encode graphically intensive files, you can see increases in overall and multi-tasking performance.

What makes this motherboard different?
ASUS’s Z170 PRO Gaming motherboard is a great companion for any build, with a multitude of connections and expansions slots available for amazing upgrading potential and futureproofing. It has USB 3.1 type-A and type-C connections which offer you double the transfer speed (10Gb/s) compared to USB 2.0 (5Gb/s). The connection is also backwards compatible with USB2.0 and older generations. The motherboard has a M.2 3rd generation M key socket, allowing you to use faster M.2 SDDs for faster boot and load time in your games.

Packed with PRO clock technology, second-generation ASUS T-Topology, AI Suite 3 and RAMCache you can unleash the full potential of any gaming rig you decide to build. PRO clock technology allows you to extend overclocked base-clock speed of compatible CPUs by up to 400MHz*. T-Topology lets you overclock DDR4 memory modules, with up to 3400MHz rated RAM supported. AI Suite 3 provides you with a central platform to fine tune almost all parts of your system so you can find the best balance between performance, stability, efficiency and aesthetics – via a simple intuitive interface. RAMCache allows you to allocate some of your RAM as a cache for games and apps so that they launch at breakneck speeds.

What is the included RAM like?
Provided with this bundle is an 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory stick (RAM module), which has been designed to run at 2666MHz. It’s heatspreader is made of pure aluminium, and the eight-layer PCB aids with providing faster heat dissipation. The PCB design also allows for higher overclocking headroom. Support for XMP 2.0 gives you trouble-free and automatic overclocking. Since only one DIMM slot is used, you'll have three other slots free for future upgrades.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I bought this recently and I am really happy on completing this decision, would recommend to everyone!
Date published: 2016-09-01
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Specification

General

Type:

Motherboard & Processor Bundle

Processor:

Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz (4 GHz boost speed) processor

Motherboard:

ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Intel LGA 1151 ATX motherboard

Connectivity

External I/O Ports:

1 x USB 3.1 type-A
1 x USB 3.1 type-C
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) LAN port
5 x audio jack(s)
1 x optical S/PDIF out
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x VGA (D-sub)
1 x DVI

Processor Specifications

Microarchitecture:

Skylake

Processor Cache:

8 MB

Processor Socket:

Intel Socket LGA 1151

Number Of Threads:

8

Number Of Physical Cores:

4

Product Specifications

Assembly Required:

No

Integrated Graphics:

Yes - Intel HD graphics 530

Audio Chipset:

Onboard SupremeFX 8 channel high definition audio codec

Processor Cooling:

Stock cooler supplied with CPU (pre-installed)

Thermal Paste:

Stock thermal paste supplied with CPU (pre-applied)

LAN Controller:

10/100/1000

Operating Specifications

Memory:

8GB

Form Factor:

ATX

Power Specifications

Minimum Power Supply:

450W

Warranty

Warranty:

1 year

What graphics card do would be suitable for this set-up

Asked by: flyboy14
If you are wanting high-end performance from your build I would recommend; http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/asus-geforce-gtx-1080-rog-strix-gaming-8gb-gddr5x-oc-graphics-card-a03xx Or if you are wanting a more budget style card I would recommend; http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/asus-geforce-gtx-1050-rog-strix-gaming-2gb-gddr5-graphics-card-a90xh
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-07-24

Does this include the storage and the power supply?

Asked by: Joseph
As per the products description; It includes an Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz CPU, ASUS’s Z170 Pro Gaming ATX motherboard and an 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM module. All you’ll need to add on top of this to get a system going is a power supply, hard drive or SSD, operating system, graphics card and a case to house it all.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-06-02

what are the dimensions for this?

Asked by: MaxR
Full details can be found in the link below https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/Z170-PRO-GAMING/specifications/
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-08

where are the drivers for Windows 8 pro ? I am missing PCI memory controller, SM bus controller, PCI simple communications controller

Asked by: hereandconfused
Drivers for this motherboard are available from the ASUS Website here: https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/Z170-PRO-GAMING/HelpDesk_Download/ They are also provided on the driver disc in the box
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-11

Looking to buy this for my lad I just bought a radeon rx470 8gb gddr5 is this compatable

Asked by: Tom1
Yes this will be compatible.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-17

Someone said this is not the I 6700 if not what is it? Second question,does this bundle come with the cables to connect to hot swapable drives?

Asked by: Gadget guy
This is an i7-6700. The non-overclockable version of the i7-6700K. The bundle comes with cables to connect drives but not hot-swappable drives
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-01-04

will this assembly be able to run F1 2016?? cheers

Asked by: Graham
This will depend on the requirements of the game and its specifications.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-01

Does this come with a cpu fan ????

Asked by: Lee j
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-26
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