Question What is the Best Graphics Card for my System ?

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Looking to game at a Solid 120fps.

i5 8600k;CM Hyper 212 LED Turbo
ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
2x8GB Ram 3000MHz
DELL S2240L LED Backlit
CM Thunder 500W

Is RTX 2070 Compatible/Worth it ?
 
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An RTX 2070 would pair quite well with that, I believe. What resolution and games are you looking to play?
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 ?
 
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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 ?
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?
 
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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) ?
 

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that i5 will bottleneck 2070 and up at high fps...That's why most i5 systems are paired with RTX 2060 or equivalent. Better version of 2060 like aorus or gaming z OC´d a bit are pretty much 5-10 fps away from stock TU106 RTX 2070 chip.
 

Dragos Manea

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Why be on limit this year and next year when new generation games appears you will be struggling because of the videocard. I suggest for that i5 you should go with the best your budget allows because games becomes more and more graphically intensive.
 
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ShredAgain

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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) ?
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.

As far as bottlenecking, I double checked and you looking at a small bottleneck. I genuinely wouldn't sweat it though, considering you are looking at high resolution gaming. The higher the resolution, generally the less the CPU matters. (Hence why an i7 4770k is still a good choice for budget 4K.) If you're worried about bottlenecking the 2070, maybe consider a 1080, or a Vega 64/FE. Lastly, maybe consider a better CPU cooler so you can overclock that i5 a bit to make it catch up to the 2070.
 

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