Solved Is this PSU powerful enough to handle this upgrade? Tags: Power Supplies Graphics Cards Corsair Power Components Last response: July 17, 2009 6:06 PM in Components Share awaken688 July 17, 2009 5:31:55 PM I have a Corsair 400W PSU that I am hoping to keep for an upgrade I am doing. Do you think it will be strong enough to power a Q9550 and a 8600GT? I plan on getting a Corsair 750 when I also purchase my new video card, but I am trying to make the upgrade in pieces. Thanks! More about : psu powerful handle upgrade delluser1 a c 242 ) Power supply a b U Graphics card July 17, 2009 5:36:16 PM Plenty awaken688 July 17, 2009 5:40:57 PM Ok thanks. I did some more research and it seems like the 8600GT uses a pretty small amount of power (doesn't even use an extra PCI-e power cable). I'll give it a try and upgrade to a bigger PSU when I get my new card (most likely a 4870 1GB) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Pailin a b U Graphics card July 17, 2009 6:06:18 PM tbh a quality PSU like yours should easily handle a 4870 too my: Q6600 @ 3.6GHz 8800GT 7HDD's ony draws about 260 watts max according to my load monitor Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs my PSU powerful enough for i5 3570k and AMD 7870? ForumIs this PSU powerful enough ? ForumWill my PSU be powerful enough ? ForumGTX 570 - Is my PSU enough to handle it? ForumPSU powerful enough for the X1950Pro? Help req. ForumIs this psu powerful enough ? ForumPSU Handle GTX 260 Upgrade ? ForumGPU Upgrade - Will my PSU handle it? ForumCan my PSU handle an upgrade ? ForumMy PSU powerful enough ? ForumIs my psu strong enough to handle another gtx670? ForumUpgrading PSU , how does a computer handle changes in power ? ForumWill current PSU handle this GTX 460 upgrade ? ForumIs 5770 crossfire enough to handle BF3 and COD MW3 at 1080p? ForumIs this processor enough to handle GTX 570 Overclocked / Super? ForumPSU Help ForumWill this PCI wireless card work in win 7? ForumIs this the right CPU for me ForumPSU for 2-way SLI GTX 285 ForumRandom Bluescreens after cpu/vid upgrade More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !