My specs (that you need to know to answer the question): Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0GHz 750w Corsair PSU I'm upgrading from a Radeon HD 4870, so that should give you an idea of what my motherboard is like. I'm pretty sure my motherboard etc is compatible with the 7850 but I wanted to double check with some more tech savvy people, before I go ahead and buy it. I'm planning on buying a new mobo and cpu soon, just can't afford to buy all these parts at once. Thanks! p.s. sorry if it seems like a stupid question.