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October 7, 2007 3:23:04 AM

Hi all,

I'm building my first PC in a very long time and am a little confused about what size / make of PSU to get.

I'm planning on putting it with following parts:
1 x Asus P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA775 Intel P35 FSB 1333 DDR2 1066 2X PCI
1 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz LGA775 1066FSB LGA775 Retail Box
1 x Corsair 2GB(2*1GB) PC2-6400 DDR2-800 C4 TWIN2X E.P.P. Technology
1 x Asus NVidia 8800GTS 640M PCI-E Dual DVI
2 x Seagate 320GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB
1 x iCute S901-BB 5G with 25cm side panel fan

I do plan on adding upto another 2 HDD in the future.

I am looking at the iCute 600W 14cm Fan Modular Plug Editon
but then I started reading about single vs multiple 12v rails and confused myself by looking around at other webpages.

Basically I need a psu to run the above configuration, I can't find any info about a good psu for the 8800gts640mb without it referring to SLI which I'm not going to run.

Any advice on the iCute PSU or a recommendation would be great.

Thanks in advance


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October 7, 2007 3:45:34 AM

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October 7, 2007 3:53:04 AM

Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply, as I'm not in the US I'll check my supplier here :) 

Cheers, B
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October 7, 2007 5:05:17 AM

I would stay away from that PSU or any other that had cute in the name. All jokes aside pick one in Emp's list, they are all good.
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October 7, 2007 6:17:08 AM

If your not in the US, help us out. What PSUs are available in your area that can output at least 30A on the 12V rail? Give us your options, we can help you find the best one.
October 7, 2007 7:26:49 AM

exactly the same PSU that you yanks get,
go to or
they both have warehouses of stock.
i would alos add to the list any akasa, hiper power and enermax that meet your power requirements (just not iCute, ast month someone tried to argue that thier cases look good when they were just a Coolermaster copy) all the mention PSUfrom both mine and the previous list are fine
October 7, 2007 9:38:37 AM

I'm in New Zealand. The only one not available on the list from EMP was the PC Power & Cooling, everything else was available somewhere in NZ (

The supplier I'm going to use ( has the following brands:
AcBel, Antec, Cooler Master, Enermax, EZCool, iCute, OCZ, Silverstone, Thermaltake, Zalman.

So from the manufacturers mentioned thus far they have:

Antec NeoHE 500 (3x +12v@17Aez) NZ$220

Antec NeoHE 550 (3x +12v@18Aea) NZ$240

Enermax Liberty 620W (2x +12v@22Aea) NZ$207

other PSUs with 30A...

Zalman Ultra-Quiet 500W ZM500-HP (2x +12v@25A&12A) NZ$169

Zalman Ultra-Quiet 600W ZM600-HP (4x +12v@16Aea) NZ$196

Thermaltake TR2 RX2 550W (2x +12v@17A&17A) NZ$132

Thermaltake Tough Power 600W (4x 12v@18Aea) NZ$159

Currently I'm looking at the Enermax 620w, but am interested in opinons about the others :) 

Thanks for all the input to date


a c 140 ) Power supply
October 7, 2007 5:55:17 PM

I said 30A because of your video card, which I believe takes about 28A. (a little extra won't hurt.) I noticed the iCute isn't on the list, is that because it can't output that much power or because we already said to not get it?

While others probably know better, I'm going to argue that if you are going to buy the Enermax, you might as well get the cheaper ToughPower. Unless someone knows why, they would probably perform about the same. I would personally get the Neo 500W seeing as its only $13 more.
October 7, 2007 8:16:40 PM

I didn't post it as I was recommended away from it.

iCute 600W modular (2x +12v@20Aea) NZ$127

Initally I was going for this because of price ;)  and it said it was rated for lga775 & pci-e.

Being on a budget I'm prepared to cut a hdd in the short term, to get a better psu in the long run.
October 8, 2007 4:10:20 AM

Wise move, you may have just saved yourself a lot of money and aggravation.