looking for solid 120 fps 1440p but not sure if my monitor(DELL S2240L LED Backlit) can take it. Also if i'd require more PSU(CM Thunder 500W), in-case I overclock. Any cooling recommended if I go for RTX 2070 ?An RTX 2070 would pair quite well with that, I believe. What resolution and games are you looking to play?
You absolutely want to update that monitor. It's only 60hz at 1080p. I wonder, are you looking to go beyond 1080p? A 2070 might be a touch overkill for a 1080p panel, even a high refresh ultrawide HD monitor. Maybe consider 1440p 144hz if you're going to get a 2070?looking for solid 120 fps but not sure if my monitor(DELL S2240L LED Backlit) can take it. Also if i'd require more PSU(CM Thunder 500W), in-case I overclock. Any cooling recommended if I go for RTX 2070 ?
On your PSU, yes. Upgrade it if you have the budget for it. PCPartPicker has a tool that lets you see how much wattage all the parts in your build should consume. Even if 500w is enough now, it will be a MASSIVELY limiting factor in the future. Consider a reputable 750-1000w unit. If you're looking to go with a 2070, Just look at reviews to find ones with suitably beefy coolers. You don't really need to worry about cooling on the RTX cards if you go Founders, but keep an eye out for custom coolers.That'd be a tad heavy on my pockets actually. Also, I'm not sold on how much it could actually have a difference in terms of gaming experience. But that's coming from someone who is building his first high spec gaming build. So I'll probably buy it after I get my GPU first. Lastly, is a PSU of 500W enough ? Any additional cooling needed for 2070 if i'm pushing to get 144 fps(only few games i guess) ?