Question about PSUs

mflo

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okie doke. I plan on getting an eVGA 512MB 8800GTS. And according to a few google searches, 8800GTS card requires a minimum of 400w with a +12V @ 26amps. I've looked at a lot of PSUs and none of the 12v rails exceed 17-18a. So I'm guessing that the minimum requirement for the 8800GTS is just a sum of the 12v rails?
So this PSU Here has a total of 35amps on the 12v rails, and that is what counts?

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How is a regular guy who wants a good graphics card supposed to know about stuff like voltage rails and amps per rail?

Anyway, I'm not completely clear on the whole voltage/rail/amps thing.
I always though a 500w power supply meant you were getting a 500w power supply. I didn't realize there was so much involved.
 

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Put it this way. As long as the power supply is sli certified and it is a 8000 series card, it will work. SLI certified power supplies work with all geoforce 8000 series card but make sure it fits in your case.

Edit: forgot to mention that psu will work with that card. dont 4get to take in account every other detail. e.g. proccessor
 
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