Solved Need some PSU help pertaining to a GPU. Tags: GPUs Power Supplies Components Last response: August 30, 2014 12:37 PM in Components Share Marco Lalvay August 30, 2014 12:10:52 PM So here's the issue; I want to plug in another R9 290 into my system but people seem to have mixed feelings with the whole PSU amount and all. Here's my system (more or less) :http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qVVjRB So my question is: Can i still rock this PSU with this new setup or will I have to buy a whole new one just to add this GPU? Most websites I use put me a bit under the 750 range so in theory i should be fine but many people say against it. More about : psu pertaining gpu Reply to Marco Lalvay drumminandstuff93 August 30, 2014 12:19:27 PM I would get a better power supply with higher wattage. The Corsair CX series is their low end series, and I wouldn't suggest putting it under stressful load. Reply to drumminandstuff93 m 0 l Marco Lalvay August 30, 2014 12:20:34 PM Damn, I was hoping not to break the bank with this. Any recomendations? Reply to Marco Lalvay m 0 l Related resources Need help with PSU/GPU - Forum Building a PC with i5-4670k need help/recomendations on MB, GPU, PSU and Case - Forum PSU coil whine, black screen & loud gpu fan (need help) - Forum Need Help About PSU And GPU - Forum Need Help with PSU and GPU. :( - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer millwright August 30, 2014 12:21:27 PM All you need to know is what graphic card you have, unless you have something unusual like 6 HDs in a RAID. 2-290s call for 1000watts. A good brand 900 would be safe, but 750 is pushing it. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm Reply to millwright m 0 l jimthenagual a c 145 ) Power supply August 30, 2014 12:22:58 PM For two R9 290s, I'd be looking for a good quality 1000W. EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g2100... Reply to jimthenagual m 0 l legend001523 a b ) Power supply August 30, 2014 12:24:41 PM http://www.anandtech.com/show/7601/sapphire-radeon-r9-2... A single r9 290 uses 500w inc system in full load, so a 850w would be a good call, what's your budget for a new psu Reply to legend001523 m 0 l Marco Lalvay August 30, 2014 12:26:14 PM Well so okay, I need a new PSU. So I'd guess 200 or below would be nice. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00COIZTZM/ref=olp_pro... maybe? Reply to Marco Lalvay m 0 l jimthenagual a c 145 ) Power supply August 30, 2014 12:27:47 PM That's a beautiful PSU. Don't think you need THAT much, but it is one of the best PSUs out there. The 1000W is overkill, but it's what I'd get. EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g2100... Reply to jimthenagual m 0 l Marco Lalvay August 30, 2014 12:29:07 PM Well my way of thinking is if I'm going to go 160 bucks why not got 20 more and future proof a bit? Reply to Marco Lalvay m 0 l legend001523 a b ) Power supply August 30, 2014 12:29:47 PM http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g2100... This is good, fully modular so helps with cable ma nagement and 1000w is nore than enough and cheap too Reply to legend001523 m 0 l Best solution jimthenagual a c 145 ) Power supply August 30, 2014 12:30:07 PM Marco Lalvay said:Well my way of thinking is if I'm going to go 160 bucks why not got 20 more and future proof a bit? I like your style, man. I like your style. Reply to jimthenagual Share legend001523 a b ) Power supply August 30, 2014 12:30:57 PM Even sli titans don't use more than 800w so 1000w will keep you going for a while Reply to legend001523 m 0 l geofelt a c 147 ) Power supply August 30, 2014 12:37:50 PM You could try if you already own the psu. No damage should occur if there is insufficient power. The R9 cards are somewhat power hungry. Here is a chart that gives you some idea of what you need. For cf R9-290 it says 1000w. http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm The corsair CX series are merely OK, and I might be concerned about overstressing them. Reply to geofelt m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources Solvedneed help here quick, no gpu slot and no psu in my hp pc?! Forum SolvedUpgrading a dell XPS, need help on GPU and PSU Forum SolvedNeed a new GPU & PSU! HELP! Forum SolvedMid range gaming pc NEED HELP WITH MOBO PSU CASE GPU Forum SolvedNeed some help regarding my PSU and GPU Forum Solvedneed help with my computer gpu and psu Forum Need help with psu/gpu details please! Forum SolvedNeed Help Upgrading GPU and PSU Forum Question pertaining to gtx 560 ti sli and current psu Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a GPU and PSU Forum Gpu, psu, or mobo? Need diagnosis help! Forum Need help choosing a good GPU, MoBo, and PSU Forum Help Needed!! Potentially Failing GPU/PSU? Forum SolvedNeed help with mobo, GPU, and PSU for I5 2500K Forum Need help. PSU or GPU dead/dying? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !