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Compatibility issues when buying a GPU?

#1LootmanPosted 1/16/2014 5:34:06 PM
I am ordering a GPU.

What compatibility issues would I have to look out for when buying one?
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#2BuyersRemorse55Posted 1/16/2014 5:38:59 PM
main thing is make sure your current power supply is good enough for the new card and has the connectors you need.

make sure it will fit in your case
#3CatToyPosted 1/16/2014 5:39:29 PM(edited)
If your power supply can support it. If the GPU asks for PCI 3.0, which I believe you can still use a 3.0 GPU in a PCI 2.0 slot, the GPU just won't run at it's full potential. Make sure your case has room.
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#4DeanWhipperPosted 1/16/2014 8:29:53 PM
From memory PCIE 3.0 has no benefit over 2.0 at this stage, that might change in the future however.
Is this even legal?