however, according to thermaltake's website : Dual +12V rails provide 38A for PC system
it has 600watts, minus the 140 for the other rails, u get 460, watts divided by volts = 38 amps
am i correct?
Im not sure what is better a single or dual +12 rails, and i realize that even if this does provide 36 amps that i should just buy a new one that provides over 36 just in case, however i built my computer for 900$ now im having to upgrade the video card, and i hope to not have to do a new power supply as this computer is not even a year old.
I have a list of PSUs here and it claims that yours has 38A, just like you calculated there. http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=554094
(look for Thermaltake Purepower 600w W0129RU)
That's a bit weird, IMO, since the rails are advertised at 18A each. Still, even if it's a little under 36A, I think your PSU will do. The recommendations are usually padded. I'm assuming you don't have lots of hard disks, lights, fans, overclocked CPU, etc.
I have 1 hard drive, 1 dvd rom drive, however i do have 4 fans but i have heard the card is huge so i might have to remove a fan that is close to the slot
i dont know tons of power supplies but thermaltake says pure power so hopefully when they say it provides 38A and this video card requires 36 it will be good
i think my power supply will handle it and i hope so because i dont want to spend 260 on the card then another 70 on a new psu, im already gonna have 2 video cards usless unless i can sell. however if people think its not gonna work i dont want to risk losing any parts of my computer and all that money
thanks for the reply's, keep them comming, also i added a link to my power supply for any information needed that i didnt list