Can I pair it with my C2Q Q8300?
yep it would .. as long as the motherboard has a pci-e (preferably 16x) slot it would fit w/o any issues ..
Yeah, my Mobo does have a PCIe Express x16 slot. My question is if there will be any bottlenecking or serious issues. My current GPU is damn old, so any newer GPU would be better. Still, I wanna get the best possible GPU to pair my CPU with.