Is UMAX 450 Watt SMPS enough for your PC?
UMAX 450 Watt Livewire is a cheap basic Power Supply from UMAX. UMAX is a computer component manufacturing company from Taiwan. Their main products are Scanners which are very good, but I cannot say this to their power supplies i.e smps.
Specification of UMAX 450 Watt PSU
It has got 25A on 12V rail which is decent enough for a normal PC and better than the 12V ratings of Zebronics 400W and Zebronics 500W Platinum series SMPS. Zebronics 400 Watt and Zebronics 500 Watt (Platinum Series) SMPS’s have got only 17A and 22A respectively on 12V rail, and they are expensive too than UMAX 450W SMPS. UMAX 450W 12V rating is also better than the iBall LPE223-400 400 Watt SMPS which has only 17A on 12V rail.
UMAX 450W PSU is equipped with 80mm fan which is pretty standard for a low cost power supply. The build quality of the SMPS is ok but not outstanding.
Can UMAX 450 Watt SMPS be used for Gaming PC?
I would not recommend UMAX 450W Livewire for Gaming and for any Graphics Card. If you want a SMPS for Gaming then go for good brands like corsair, cooler master, antec, vip, tagan, deepcool etc.
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Price of UMAX 450W Livewire nPower SMPS
UMAX 450W Livewire SMPS is priced at Rs. 560/- (approx.) that is quite a nice deal if you have basic normal PC without any Graphics Card.
I buyed the MSI GTX 750 Ti 2GB DDR5 coupled with an AMD X2 270 3.4Ghz !
I have an Umax 450W! The GPU does need external power , It relies on the PCIE express slot for power (60W)! My smps has 25A on 12V rail! I calculated the peak wattage of my pc from http://www.coolermaster.outervision.com/ which was 250W! (Dont have an optical drive, that is why peak wattage is low) Can I run intensive games with this SMPS? Please reply sir!