Graphic Card Compatibility Question

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

Thanks for the help and for your time. I apologize for any grammar mistakes, english is my second language.
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  1. you will be fine, and that card is awsome :D
  2. 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.
  3. you will be entering a whole new world from the 5570
  4. also make sure the psu has two 6pin connectors
  5. Best answer
    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
  6. 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. ;)
  7. 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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