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 243 ) Power supply a b U Graphics card July 17, 2009 5:36:16 PM Plenty m 0 l 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) m 0 l 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 Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwill i have enough power? will my cpu handle my future upgrade? Forum SolvedPSU powerful enough for CPU upgrade? Forum SolvedTwo questions, will my power supply handle a HD 7770 and if the 7770 is a good enough upgrade Forum Will my PSU be powerful enough after this upgrade? Forum Solveddell XPS 410 stock PSU not providing enough power, need upgrade Forum SolvedUpgrading PSU, how does a computer handle changes in power? Forum SolvedPSU powerful enough? Forum SolvedI have a 600watt psu and want to know if my psu is strong enough to handle a Sapphire R9-280x Toxic Edition Forum SolvedPsu enough to handle GTX660 Forum SolvedPSU powerful enough Forum SolvedNot sure if PSU powerful enough Forum Solvedis my psu powerful enough? Forum SolvedIs my power supply enough to handle gpu like hd 7770? Forum SolvedIs this PSU enough to handle the FX-8350 and 7870? Forum Solvedis my PSU powerful enough ? Forum SolvedPSU Enough to Handle my system? Forum SolvedIs my psu enough to handle this Forum SolvedIs my PSU powerful enough? Forum SolvedPSU Powerful Enough? Forum SolvedIs my psu powerful enough for a msi gaming 750 ti? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !