On paper, it seems OK, but Enlight is Tier 4, NOT RECCOMMENDED !
Poor quality PSUs often quote Peak power, not Max power. They can struggle to provide 75% of rating. He could give it a try, and be prepared to upgrade PSU if trips out/reboots when running 3DMark06, but if it goes Bang(even literally) he could lose other components. It is false economy to spend £100 on a card and then use a low quality PSU. You can get a good PSU for about £45.
thanks DellUser1 for this link
i admit my PSU is kinda poor
i still don't recommend him to use that PSU with the 9600gt
I wouldn't recommend a cheap low power psu either, but that's not to say that lower power wouldn't work.
I run an overclocked E6400 and an overclocked 8800GTS 640 on a 430 watt Antec psu and have no problems with it.
you must convince your friend to get a hd4850, tell he is being asanign. if he really wants nvidia at least get a 8800gt 512 or something, the 9600 isnt really a gamers card. point toward this thread and maybe peir pressure will work.
as for the PSU it should be 'OK' but there is no head room on it, and wiht games t will proberly be running under quite a load. i would upgrade but i dont think it is nessesary. really he should get 4850!!.
Thanks for all the replies,
I'll tell him he's on the edge with that PSU and I'll certainly show him this thread. I'll also try to convince him once more to get a HD4850 (along with a new PSU, of course )
a 9600gt can be a gamer's card depending on what resolution your monitor is. It wont max out games at 1920 x1200 but would easily at 1440 x 900 on a 19" My wife has a 8600gt-512 and it will max out cod4&5 on her 19" monitor.