Solved Upgrade Compatibility Questions Tags: Power Supplies CPUs Hardware Systems Motherboards PCI Express Graphics Cards Compatibility Last response: April 24, 2014 10:43 PM in Systems Share Cybernetic April 24, 2014 10:26:12 PM Hello Toms Hardware users, I'm planning on upgrading an older rig with a current generation graphics card. My current specs are: i5-2500k (Stock clocks) AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (Hardware manual says max is PCI Express 2.0) 8GB GSkill Ram Antec High Current 750W PSU My planned upgrade card is the R9 290 Vapor-X. Will there be any compatibility issues? Thanks. More about : upgrade compatibility questions Reply to Cybernetic Best solution mickypheonix a b ) Power supply a b à CPUs a c 100 V Motherboard a b U Graphics card April 24, 2014 10:30:11 PM Hi Cybernetic, you will be fine with that setup , no compatabillity issues whatsoever , your psu has enough grunt for the card you have a good board and cpu and ram go for it Reply to mickypheonix Share Cybernetic April 24, 2014 10:34:43 PM mickypheonix said:Hi Cybernetic, you will be fine with that setup , no compatabillity issues whatsoever , your psu has enough grunt for the card you have a good board and cpu and ram go for it Thank you. So the PCI-E 2 vs PCI-E 3 will not be an issue? (I just want to make sure. It's a big purchase when it comes back in stock). Reply to Cybernetic m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mickypheonix a b ) Power supply a b à CPUs a c 100 V Motherboard a b U Graphics card April 24, 2014 10:43:01 PM No the difference will hardly be noticable , you will be good to go and you are most welcome , i hope it all goes well for you , all the best Reply to mickypheonix m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedCompatibility Questions with CPU/GPU Upgrade Forum Solvedupgrading ram; questions about compatibility Forum SolvedPossible upgrade question - compatibility Forum SolvedToshiba A300 CPU and WiFi upgrades - compatibility questions Forum SolvedCPU Upgrade Compatibility Question Forum Looking for help/advice on upgrading graphics card. Questions about compatibility, bottlenecking, and physical size. Forum Solved(edit) Compatibility question- CPU/MOBO upgrade Forum SolvedCompatibility Question: 5850x2 to 770GTX upgrade Forum SolvedRam Upgrade Question (Compatibility...) Forum Upgrading my PC. Compatibility questions. Forum RAM compatibility and Dual Channel / upgrade question. Forum SolvedUpgrading to Newer RAM and have compatibility question Forum Considering RAM Upgrade: compatibility question Forum SolvedI have some questions about compatibility between my motherboard and video card. Please help! Forum SolvedQuestions regarding PSU and Motherboard compatibility Forum Motherboard upgrade - compatibility question Forum Proc/mobo compat; upgrade questions Forum Solvedmotherboard compatibility questions Forum Ram upgrade - Compatibility question Forum SolvedCompatibility Questions with Two Brands of RAM Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !