Need help with new videocard power supply.

I believe you can see my current system in my profile but, any way.

PROCESSOR: P4 3.6JGHZ 1MB 800FSB LGA775
MOTHERBOARD: ABIT AA8XE 925XE MB
MEMORY: 1024MB RAM - 2x CRUCIAL 512MB DDR2 PC4200
VIDEO: EVGA NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800 GT 256MB PCIE

SOUND: CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY 2 ZS 7.1
STORAGE: DESKSTAR 160GB 8MB CACHE SERIAL ATA HD7200.10 400GB ST3400620AS
OPTICAL: 16X DVD-ROM REV.2

CASE:
Full Tower
POWER: ENERMAX EG465P-VE 24P ATX 1.3 460WATT
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2

I am looking to upgrade my comp some, for Bioshock, and believe I have found what I want. I was mainly interested in keeping this system going until May 08. When I will be done with college and have my own income, to build a new system. I was aiming to keep it under $300 as well.

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814143090

http: //www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231041 (Where does that space keep coming from?)

My main concern is the video card. I don't have Vista and don't plan on upgrading to it on this system either. So, I was not looking at the DX10 cards. There is also some power confusion. I was looking for a card that has the same power requirement as my current one, 350W, and this one appears to. What I am not sure about is if I have the amps. My power supply says that the +12V supplies 33A but, the card mentions "with a combined 12V current rating of 22A or more." This wouldn't be such an issue if it wasn't for the no-refund policy on this card.

http://www.enermax.com.tw/english/product_Display1.asp?PrID=28

I am also interested if yall's opinions of my choices, if I should wait, better ideas, etc.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. The card is a great card. If this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194011 is the same psu, youll be fine, and good choices IMO
  2. Thanks for the response but, I believe mine is different from the one you linked. Yours has two +12V lines but, mine only has one. I was concerned about the combined +12V part of the amp requirement.

    My single appears to have more then enough amps but, I am not sure if there would be a problem with using one +12V with enough amps instead of two +12V combined. This maybe a silly concern but, the "no refund" warranty is stopping me from just buying it and see what happens.
  3. well, your psu should work just fine. Its got 33amps on the +12V rail so your good to go.
  4. U can also probably get a splitter incase you do need 2x6pin adapters.
  5. Thanks for the help.

    I ended up calling BFG tech support just to make sure and they said that the single +12V should be fine.

    About the only other concern I have is the reviews talk about it running hot. I have a 120 fan in the back and a 60 next to my card. I hope I don't have heat problems.
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