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March 3, 2014 3:02:43 PM

Hi, i'm unexperienced with pc optimization in general, could somebody tell me if this graphic card will be compatible with my system:

GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-4GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP


Here are my specs:

i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4CPUs)
8,00 Gig of Ram (6,96 usable)
Gateway DX4831
My actual graphic card is an ATI RADEON HD 5570 1 gb
I believe my Psu is 300W but i'll be upgrading to a 500W soon.

I'm concerned because the GTX 760 work with PCI express 3.0 and my card slot is 2.0
https://support.gateway.com/s/desktop/2009/gateway/dx/d...

Thanks for the help and for your time. I apologize for any grammar mistakes, english is my second language.
a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 3:08:01 PM

you will be fine, and that card is awsome :D 
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a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 3:09:13 PM

pcie 3.0 is backward compatible so your cool but you will need at least a 500w psu i would get at least a bronze certified 500w and you should be fine.
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a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 3:10:08 PM

you will be entering a whole new world from the 5570
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a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 3:10:36 PM

also make sure the psu has two 6pin connectors
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a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 3:11:38 PM

1. Will PCI-E 3.0 card work in PCI-E 2.0? Yes, the major difference is in bandwidth, but it won't affect you unless you do multiple monitors setup
2. You should upgrade your PSU before you get that GPU
3. I think you can save some money by going with a 2 GB version of GTX 760. The extra VRAM only comes in handle when display on resolutions higher than 1080p
4. You might need to upgrade that CPU cuz it might be a bottleneck
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a c 186 U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 3:53:07 PM

The GTX760 will work perfectly with your current motherboard.
Make sure the new power supply has at least two 6 pin PCI-E leads to power the new card.
Check the card will fi in the current case! Get out a tape measure and check.
It is unlikely the existing CPU will bottleneck a GTX760 but you should look into overclocking it, those old i5 chips overclock very well although I doubt the Gateway motherboard will allow such games.
English is my first language and I STILL make mistakes in it. ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 3, 2014 3:59:06 PM

hes right about the measuring had to get the tinsnips and cut open more cases than i would like to admit
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