AMD QUAD CORE (2.2GHZ) Phenom X4 9500 Hybrid SLi Motherboard Bundle and 2GB DDR2 Mem £189.99 @ Maplin

AMD QUAD CORE (2.2GHZ) Phenom X4 9500 Hybrid SLi Motherboard Bundle and 2GB DDR2 Mem £189.99 @ Maplin

Found 26th May 2009
Not exactly the best but its a good deal for anyone who may be thinking about building pcs in the future.

Taken off maplin:

Product Features

Quad core performance motherboard bundle
2GB DDR2 800MHz memory included
ECS GeForce 8100VM-M5 motherboard with performance heatsink and fan
NVIDIA® GeForce 8100 / NVIDIA® MCP78V chipset
Latest Nvidia® Series 8 Geforce DirectX 10 graphics
Supports shared memory up to 512MB
Fast PCI-Express X16 graphics port (Supports Hybrid SLi)
AMD® ''Cool n Quiet'' technology
sHyperTransport technology
Integrated 6-channel High Definition audio
Features 10/100 Ethernet for fast networking and broadband
Expansion slots: 1 x PCI-E X16, 2 x PCI Express X1, 1 x PCI slots
Integrated SATA 3Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
1x IDE port for 2 x Ultra DMA133 devices, 4 x USB 2.0 ports
Certified for Windows Vista
Experience the phenomenal using the AMD Phenom processors. Get amazing speed with quad-core performance.

This bundle has onboard graphics, but an PCI express card would be better for playing Games.

Yes the motherboard is an mATX board so will fit both mATX and ATX cases.

Yes the product works with windows XP.

Yes the product supports 20 pin power supplies.

There are two ram slots.

The RAM stick is a single 2 gig stick.


Why are AMD using Nvidia onboard graphics and supporting SLI and not crossfire...confusion in the marketplace.:?

EDIT: Silly me, it's not an AMD vendor board, but still, odd.

Here's the motherboard:…D=0

Cheaper building it yourself. £40 motherboard, £15 ram, £90 cpu. Save ~£40 or spend it on better parts. A motherboard that's not godawful perhaps.

Better deals around than this if you look. ECS are poor motherboards and the chip is bottom Quad spec. Quick look on Ebuyer brings up:

AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz Black Edition - £119.46 (Much faster than 2.2)
Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2H 740G - £48.93 (ECS are cheap and nasty. This Gigabyte board would be better)
Crucial 2GB DDR2 800MHz - £18.54 (Best RAM make if you ever have a problem)

Total - £186.93

There are much better deals available. This one for example ..

*OVERCLOCKED* Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 @ 3.20GHz / Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3 Intel P43 Motherboard / Kingston HyperX 4GB 8500C5 DDR2 Bundle
£182 here ]http//ww…at=
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