How does one determine how new of a graphics card their system will handle? Beyond accounting for the number of peripherals and watts that the power supply can handle, am I limited by the version of the PCI express card, the age/specs of the motherboard and or CPU? I have a Dell 8500 with an i7, I have the simple upgrades- an ssd, windows 10 and it works rather well for a 7ish year old computer. To play games however, I was considering trying to update it with as modern of a card as it will handle. With the understanding that a new power supply would be a smart idea, the best bang for the buck/power consumption/heat output points to an RX 5700. 4 or 8 GB and GDDR6 all sound well and good but if my system won't run it ... So beyond the specifics of my system, what are the general guidelines for selecting a new GPU without having to buy a new motherboard, CPU, and ram? Thank you all in advance for your interest.