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On newegg's site it says that the 8800 has a minimum requirement of 28 amps through a 12v rail. The powersupply i will be getting only has 18 amps. Are the amps that big of a deal? I've never heard of anyone talking about them.

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Yes they are bigger deal then total wattage trust me dont killa 8800!!!
    
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That PSU would work because it has three +12v rails with 18amps on each. I run my 2900xt off of two rails at 20 and 18amps a piece.
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Amperage is extremely important when considering a PSU but as elementskater stated that powersupply has three 12v rails with 18 amps each which is more than powerful enough for an 8800GTS.
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i never got the whole multi railed psu thing. then again i dont know jack squat about psu's. does it mean their are three different connectors for the gpu?
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