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Ok, im building a ultra low budget for a friend and i want to know if a psu like the one im going to say is capable of power the system im going to say.

PSU: 450W Generic with 15A on the 12v rail. (I know is crap but we are on a very tight budget)

System: Sempron Sargas AM3 2.7GHZ single core, 1gb of generic ram, THIS mobo, 1 IDE hdd, 1 ide dvd burner, a crappy floppy and a Ati HD 2600 pro.

The system will be run at stock always.
 
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It should do the job OK.

But, as you know, you want to use cheap..dont complain when it blows up! :)
Is for a cheap pc, nothing oc, he is in a very bad financial situation using an old duron so imagine.
 
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Ok, im building a ultra low budget for a friend and i want to know if a psu like the one im going to say is capable of power the system im going to say.

PSU: 450W Generic with 15A on the 12v rail. (I know is crap but we are on a very tight budget)

System: Sempron Sargas AM3 2.7GHZ single core, 1gb of generic ram, THIS mobo, 1 IDE hdd, 1 ide dvd burner, a crappy floppy and a Ati HD 2600 pro.

The system will be run at stock always.
Why even bother building that? That is even lower than my budget.

Edit: Never mind. The above post answered my question.
 
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oh, i should clarify that the psu total wattage is not 450 but its peak is 450. Its real wattage should be around 300-350.

So i ask again, can this psu, 350W real (450W peak) 15A on the 12v rail keep with that system?
 
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i would think it might be ok, but remember u get what you pay for, might last a week, might last 2 years(psu that is). the last cheap no name psu i bought lasted about a year than just stopped working one day.
 

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" Its real wattage should be around 300-350 " . That is alo not true . A bad quality psu ( lets say generic one ) will not even get close to 300 even if that sticker on it tells you it can do that . And don`t worry your sistem will not need 300W ..
Let me show you what kind of sistem will require 350W :

HIGH END MOBO ( 980i chipset for example )
OVERCLOCKED QX9770 processor
4 GB DDR3
2 HDD`s
CDRW
6FANS
HD 4870 GPU
Dedicated soundcard

THIS WILL NEED A GOOD QUALITY 500W+ 80+ CERTIFIED PSU
THERE ARE 700W RATED PSU's OUT THERE THAT WILL NOT POWER THIS SISTEM ( generic ones )

And yes your SYSTEM will be fine with just a 450W Generic PSU with 15A on the 12v rail because that video card doesn`t need more than 45W to run . The peak power consumption on such a build will be ~190W and that`s with all the components in full stress . The generic PSU can hold that no problem , but IF IT`S REALLY SHITTY IT CAN FAIL !
I have a generic 450W PSU on my sisters computer ( one of my old computers )

And let me list the components :
ATHLON64 3000+ @2400MHZ , and remember that socket 754 proc has a TDP: 89W .
A Gigabyte mainboard with some nforce chipset ( can`t remember the exact models name )
A RADEON x800XT ( around 70w) ( last time i remember i did overclock it , so yea add more wattage in there )
2 HDD's ( 80GB , 160GB )
DVDRW
4 FANS
2 LCD displays with temperature and stuff
Card reader
2GB ram

And the PSU is still running like a champ , and that`s like a 4 years old build ... so , after 4 years you can talk about capacitor aging and other stuff like that , but the PSU still works . So , this system actually needs more power than yours .

Looks like i found some info :
The PSU was bundled with this case :


17A one rail , 450W , it`s the Holy Grail of Generic PSU's

http://www.frontier.com.tw/index.asp?page=products&ID=power_supply&It=standard
The first one with killer looks .
 
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ok, thanks for the info, i will be going for it.
 
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good luck bro
 
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oh, and werez, the sticker says it does 450, so thats why i said it SHOULD do 300
 
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Agreed, a Sempron and a 2600 Pro require very little power, so even with just a measly 15A on the 12V rail it should be workable.