I am purchasing a Geforce 8800 GTS 320MB next week. I had a look on the web as to what the power requirements are for this card and most web sites mentioned that one requires a minimum power supply of 400W with 26A output. I currently have a 400W PSU, but with 20A output on the 12V rail. I had a look a other power supplies (from 500W up to 1000W) like Antec, Vantec, Enermax, Thermaltake etc. and they all range between 18A and 20A on the 12V rail. Isn't there a possibility that the "26A" rating is a rating combined from all the other rails put together. Because I couldn't find a power supply with a 26A rating on the 12V rail alone. All that I can think is that all the rails' outputs measured together can give one 26A. Could someone please shed some light on the situation please. The spec listed on my PSU:
Ummm...to serve as a heater for my cold tootsies on a freezing morning?
Ummm...my wife left me and I don't feel so alone with it running under the covers all night?
Ummm...I don't have a frying pan?
Ummm...I got board watching 100 dollar bills burn so I thought I'd buy stuff I don't need?
Ummm...I'm into animation and post processing (plus I consume huge amounts of clock cycles just being a wise guy), all of which are very time consuming unless one has a number of very high end systems composing a render farm...