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why dont ASUS motherboard have any MOSFET cooling?

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i was just looking at some asus boards on newegg and only the $200+ ones have mosfet cooling, why?
like this one for instance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131660
no fet cooling but this one from foxconn that has an 890 chipset has fet cooling and crossfire support.
i don't understand why asus doesn't put one on it would only cost them like 2-3 bucks.

can somebody shed some light on this for me?
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To save money, if they did the board would cost more.
This board is not aimed at the enthusiast market segment. so they were not that concerned about having to add a passive cooling system.

If you plan to push the envelope than I would have to say use something else as the power delivery system for this board is less than stellar
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Well, things only need cooling if they are going to run hot. Maybe they don't run as hot as their more expensive boards? Budget boards aren't going to be sought after as much for overclocking and such, but more than likely just general usage; whereas, it is safe to assume one of their more high end boards will be subject to higher clocks and stressed much more than general usage.
    
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To save money, if they did the board would cost more.
This board is not aimed at the enthusiast market segment. so they were not that concerned about having to add a passive cooling system.

If you plan to push the envelope than I would have to say use something else as the power delivery system for this board is less than stellar
i guess your right. probably most people who buy it use it for light gaming


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Well, things only need cooling if they are going to run hot. Maybe they don't run as hot as their more expensive boards? Budget boards aren't going to be sought after as much for overclocking and such, but more than likely just general usage; whereas, it is safe to assume one of their more high end boards will be subject to higher clocks and stressed much more than general usage.
maybe but i thought every mosfet needed to be cooled because 4+1=explosion(according to half of OCN)
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This motherboard only has a 4-pin EPS port, so it is not really designed for overclocking in mind. I have this board in one of my file servers.

Definitely get another board if you are going to OC.
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Who uses an M-ATX board for overclocking anyway. Hence no mosfet cooler.
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This motherboard only has a 4-pin EPS port, so it is not really designed for overclocking in mind. I have this board in one of my file servers.

Definitely get another board if you are going to OC.
im really liking that foxconn one the reviews look really good.


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Who uses an M-ATX board for overclocking anyway. Hence no mosfet cooler.
wow i didnt even notice it was M-ATX
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