Thanks for all the info, but I'm trying to avoid buying (And more so installing) a new PSU altogether because any PSU I'm absolutely sure will work bumps my cost up about triple (The 9800GTX+ is costing me a measly 80 bucks) not to mention replacing a PSU is like performing minor surgery, sure it's 90% likely nothing will happen, but sometimes shit happens.
As for all the Nvidia bashing, I absolutley HATE ATI cards, I had an MX440 outperform a Radeon 9800 simply because the damn ATI drivers were such crap and their support was next to getting a kick in the groin. Of the10 or so Nvidia Cards I've worked with, only 1 gave me issues in drivers (Which Nvidia supplies beta drivers for which worked, all within 20mins of an email) and I had 1 fry, but that was Ibuypower's fault (Who built my system originally) So let's just say ATI lost a customer for life, I don't care about their DDR5 Hypermagichappysauce, they could have 1 dollar ultimate cards, and I'll still never buy from them again. Also XFX backs all their cards with Lifetime warranties, unconditional Double (So I can even sell it later and give the buyer a warranty) which mean sif it blows up, I'm just out 6 bucks shipping and a few days of using one of my many many many backup cards.
According to (And I don't know how reliable it is) eXtreme Power Supply calculater 2.5 even with 30% capacitor Aging and a 9800+ installed, total wattage drained is 358 (At 100% load) But again, wattage was never the concern. And they want 2 bucks for the pro version to check rails, Screw that!
Though most of that is irrelivant, because it looks like damage could result, and as it stands now, I can't afford a new PC so it's not worth the risk. All the research I've done does indicate one thing, that powersupplies are oversimplified to wattage, when really it's the amperage that you need to pay special attention too, I wish I knew that when having this thing built. I specifically got a Power supply that had "Expandability" options (though expandibility 2 years ago is like nothin now)
Luckily no, I don't pay my own electricity bill, I have the good fortune to live rent and utilities free as long as my GPA stays respectable, not that I'd mind paying it, it's only about 30 bucks, and that's with 2 LCD TV's, my PC, a 360 and Central air blasting at a comfy but not great 80 degrees.
The overall goal right now, is to just give my PC about a years worth of decent gaming (Sins included!) but with my next round of grants, I usually have about a few thou's left over because of the above, which I can use to buy a PC for "School" (it's not my fault if the crafty salesman sold me more than I needed for MS word!<wink,Wink>) which is when I can use most of the knowledge here.
Gonna be dishin out a bit o karma for all the well informed help. Even if it didn't answer my question, more details and knowledge about PC building (Especially these damn PSU's) is more than welcome ^^d