Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

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Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby dickeypjeep » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:01 pm

I just ordered a formula III to replace my old m3a79T. I'm using a non-plated mvr-100 to cool the vreg's on the m3a79t, and from the pictures it looks like the vreg's on both boards are close to identical.

Anyone have insight into the size of the vreg's on that board?

I'm assuming my northbridge and southbridge blocks will work since they seem fairly universal.

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby bambihunter » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:11 am

I use the MVR-100 on my CHII and like you said, they do look identical so they should work. I am actually using the MVR-PLT140 with it and althought long, it fits in the CHII perfectly. I really think a full-coverage block (if anyone made one) would work for the CHII, CHIII, and many of the other Asus board of that same era.
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RP-980
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2 CHC-122
MVR-100
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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby dickeypjeep » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:36 pm

Ok- thanks for the information. I looked at some other boards in that family and I think you're right- they have the same basic layout on at least 5 boards.
A full cooler would be handy for the asus AMD boards.

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby Knuckles6 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:36 am

There is a full coverage block out for the Crosshair III:

http://www.gammods.com.au/store/index.p ... ts_id=1689

Still would like to see one from Koolance but I belive they don't care about the AMD users.

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby bambihunter » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:06 am

Knuckles6 wrote:Still would like to see one from Koolance but I belive they don't care about the AMD users.


I sure would love to argue with you on this point because I really like Koolance and their products. However, every time they add a new Intel board and still not any for AMD it just adds more proof that you are indeed correct. That sucks!!! :oops:
PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby dickeypjeep » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:03 pm

There just must not be much demand for the AMD boards?
In looking at that linked full board cooler, it would definitely not work on the older M3A79 stuff but looks like it would fit the M4A79 fine. Doesn't look as high quality as Koolance, but without a competing product that's the one that will sell.....

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby bambihunter » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:34 am

Back when I bought my CHII. I offered to Koolance to send in my motherboard to use as an example and buy the first one (up to $250) just to try to get them off the fence and starting to make something for AMD. I am sure it would cost more than that to develop it and program the CNC but I thought it was do-able...
PC5-1336BK
PSU-1300ATX
2 VID-NX295S
2 RP-1000
RP-980
CPU-350AC
2 CHC-122
MVR-100
AMD 955BE, 6 250gb in RAID0, 8GB OCZ Flex 1200, 2 EVGA GTX295 FTW's. Loop 1: CPU & quad GPU's. Loop 2: PS to 120mm to NB/SB/Vreg's to dual 80mm rad/fans

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby Knuckles6 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:07 pm

It's really do-able now, just buy one off the market and improve it. Not much demand for AMD boards thats laughable.

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby dickeypjeep » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:48 pm

Knuckles6 wrote: Not much demand for AMD boards thats laughable.

I'm thinking not much demand for water cooling on AMD boards. I mean, how many Intel boards have Koolance coolers? Looks like several! And not 1 AMD?
I wonder what the initial cost for Koolance is on a full board cooler? I'd certainly buy a formula III one, bambi you might, kunckles, plus a few others seems like it could make it happen.

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Re: Asus Crosshair Formula III Vregs

Postby Knuckles6 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:17 am

All I know is that when the new ATi 5000 series cards come out I plan on building a new system. I will be upgrading to the Crosshair III and if Koolance doesn't have a block out by then for it. I will be buying a new CPU block and GPU block from the same source as the chipset block. EK blocks are a little harder to work with because you have to insert standoffs that Koolance has machined into their blocks. But I like keeping all the blocks from the same company, so for keeping me as a customer the clock is ticking for Koolance. Koolance has come a long way, I think it would help if they listied some planned new parts instead of just waiting to annouce the release. As for AMD growth I know a few people that have been steady Intel users for years but now are either building or looking at AMD for the cost savings now they have hit the 3GHz mark and have seen the overclocking possibilitys from that point.


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