Alright, so I intend on getting a BFG 9800GT card, which recommends a 12v rail combined amperage of at least 26A on the system with a minimum of 400W running, but was benched using an intel core 2 extreme x6800.
So to my dismay, it seems a bit tricky to find the numbers which represent how much power I need for my setup and not the benchmark.
which says each of the 12v rails is running at 16A, I did a little searching and tried to do a little math myself on this, but the numbers varied too much to consider myself a reliable source in this situation. So i turn to the forum for help
what would be the max amperage this PSU could pump out into a single rail?
9800GT uses around 115W at most, that's 9.5Amps
The load will be distributed to both rails, I believe, since the card will get power via the pcie slot and the extra pcie power cable, and those two are usually connected to different rails on the psu it self.