Upgrade 9yr old Titan Scythe 4770k OC PC

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Hey chaps my build is 9yrs old now showing it’s age coming from Overclockers. With around £700 budget but could be flexible, what would you recommend I could do to bring it more up to date? Gaming at ultra wide 1440p aiming for ultra settings at min 120fps. Setup is below:

Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87 Motherboard
Intel 4770k Quad Core @4.3ghz oc
Team group Vulcan Red 2133mhz ddr3 16gb
Samsung Evo 840 250gb ssd
Sea gate 2tb 7200 hd
NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Case
Super flower 750w psu
Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX3080 10GB

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Intel option:

Intel Core i7-13700F (Raptor Lake) Socket LGA1700 Processor - Retail - £359.99
Gigabyte B760 GAMING X DDR4 (LGA 1700) DDR4 ATX Motherboard - £169.99
Lexar Hades 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-28800C18 3600MHz Dual/Quad Channel Kit - £79.99

Crucial P5P 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 4.0 x4 3D NAND NVMe Solid State Drive - £89.99

Grand Total: £707.95 (includes delivery charge, £7.99)

Would recommend something better than the stock cooler, but not sure what's compatible with your case.
 
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Ooh sorry forgot to say the cooler I have is huge - I think it’s an Alpenfohn or something it’s massive!! Thank you for the current replies. I do Lightroom editing too so will definitely want 32gb ram.

Would I better sticking with this cooler or adopting a water cooling option? Many thanks
 
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Would I better sticking with this cooler and adapting a water cooling option? Many thanks

Can you get the model number? We'd need to check: the highest CPU/wattage supported by the cooler and if you can buy a bracket for AM5 or 1700.
 
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Can you get the model number? We'd need to check: the highest CPU/wattage supported by the cooler and if you can buy a bracket for AM5 or 1700.
Unsure of model number without pulling it out of the machine, but I went back through old emails and Overclockers mentioned it’s the ‘K2 Mount Doom’
 
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Would the k2 cooler work with the intel option? If I can reuse it, would I need any extra brackets or anything to fit to the B760 Gaming X mboard?
No mounting kit available for that cooler on intel SKT 1700.

Get the Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 se but always check memory clearance
 
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Would the k2 cooler work with the intel option? If I can reuse it, would I need any extra brackets or anything to fit to the B760 Gaming X mboard?

No harm in emailing Alpenfohn and asking for one (or if any of their existing upgrade kits might work), but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Review of the thermalright cooler mentioned above.

You can use the cooler included in the box if you're desperate, but it'll be loud.
 
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Ooh that one looks very good. I’ll probably aim for that then! Is the above Intel build the best for the budget? I can up the budget to £800 I think actually. Thank you so much for the help

+ Is the 13700f able to overclock or would I need k or kf? What sort of oc would I expect or is it simply not as much of a big deal now?
 
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Ooh that one looks very good. I’ll probably aim for that then! Is the above Intel build the best for the budget? I can up the budget to £800 I think actually. Thank you so much for the help

+ Is the 13700f able to overclock or would I need k or kf? What sort of oc would I expect or is it simply not as much of a big deal now?
 
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Ooh that one looks very good. I’ll probably aim for that then! Is the above Intel build the best for the budget? I can up the budget to £800 I think actually. Thank you so much for the help

+ Is the 13700f able to overclock or would I need k or kf? What sort of oc would I expect or is it simply not as much of a big deal now?
I wouldn't bother overclocking thee's chips run hot most people are undervolting, but I still would get the K CPU as it has integrated graphics which can be a life saver.

The F varient has no graphics
 
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+ Is the 13700f able to overclock or would I need k or kf? What sort of oc would I expect or is it simply not as much of a big deal now?

You'd have to change the motherboard to a Z690 or Z790 board and buy a K or KF CPU. With a B board and non-K, all you can do is increase the power limits, but I would recommend leaving them enabled.

You could consider switching to DDR5, but I'd just get the 2TB P5P instead.

Intel Core i7-13700F (Raptor Lake) Socket LGA1700 Processor - Retail - £359.99
Gigabyte B760 GAMING X AX (LGA 1700) DDR5 ATX Motherboard - £199.99
Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2X16GB) DDR5 PC5-44800C36 5600MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (CMK32GX5M2B5600C36) - £128.99

Crucial P5P 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 4.0 x4 3D NAND NVMe Solid State Drive - £89.99

Grand Total: £786.95 (includes delivery charge, £7.99)
 
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You'd have to change the motherboard to a Z690 or Z790 board and buy a K or KF CPU. With a B board and non-K, all you can do is increase the power limits, but I would recommend leaving them enabled.

You could consider switching to DDR5, but I'd just get the 2TB P5P instead.

Intel Core i7-13700F (Raptor Lake) Socket LGA1700 Processor - Retail - £359.99
Gigabyte B760 GAMING X AX (LGA 1700) DDR5 ATX Motherboard - £199.99
Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2X16GB) DDR5 PC5-44800C36 5600MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (CMK32GX5M2B5600C36) - £128.99

Crucial P5P 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 4.0 x4 3D NAND NVMe Solid State Drive - £89.99

Grand Total: £786.95 (includes delivery charge, £7.99)
Thank you so much this looks pretty perfect to me! Been researching more now, how does the Crucial compare to say, Seagate Firecuda 530, would I be better off with something like that? Or is the difference going to be unnoticeable for the cost?

Also, why the Gigabyte board? How does this compare to the other boards like MSI Tomahawk or whatever the DS3H or Gaming X ‘M’ versions are? Although I’ve always had Gigabyte gpu’s with no issues so more than happy to go for that!

I think I’d be quite happy with the F variant of the 13700, it looks like it would happily clock up to 5.2ghz which sounds plenty to me, as you’ve said unless I’m water cooling or going for a 13900k, it seems ideal.

Would the system be more future proofed with ddr5 and would I notice any performance improvements?

Thank you so much again and I think I’ll aim for that Thermalright cooler mentioned above too.

Arth
 
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Just one thing. Good advice above on productivity and current cpus. If you did keep this for 9 years you might want to consider the Intel is end of line so the only place to go for cpu upgrade is 13900 - amd might be slightly less suitable for the program you use but potentially there may be 2 further cpu lines on that socket Meaning it would be a drop in upgrade.
 
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how does the Crucial compare to say, Seagate Firecuda 530, would I be better off with something like that? Or is the difference going to be unnoticeable for the cost?

The Firecuda 530 has double the endurance, but I think they have the same amount of DRAM and use the same flash. If they're the same price, then the 530 has better paper specs. I doubt you would notice the difference between them in games.

Also, why the Gigabyte board? How does this compare to the other boards like MSI Tomahawk or whatever the DS3H or Gaming X ‘M’ versions are? Although I’ve always had Gigabyte gpu’s with no issues so more than happy to go for that!

Do you mean DDR4 or DDR5? With DDR5, it is the cheapest full-size B760 DDR5 board I could find and the specs are reasonable (VRM is fine, 3 M.2 slots, bios flashback if you need it). In theory, you could buy a different board (like Z690), but B760 boards should support the 13700F (or 13700) out of the box, so no bios flash required.

The B760 DS3H (DDR5 version) looks fine, I'd have no problem buying that, though you do lose a M.2 slot (2 in total) which isn't ideal. The DDR4 version seems to have lesser heatsinks than the DDR5 one, but it's probably alright.

The Tomahawk has better specs than either Gigabyte board (superior VRM, rear USB Type-C, rear SPDIF), but at least at OCUK both the DDR4 and DDR5 versions are a chunk more expensive than the Gaming X.

Would the system be more future proofed with ddr5 and would I notice any performance improvements?

Well, not really. DDR5 will likely achieve price parity soon and have better capacity and availability in the future (e.g. 4 slot boards now support 192GB, as opposed to 128GB on DDR4 boards), but realistically I don't think you'll need to buy more RAM for a long time.

In the latest benchmarks with a 4090, DDR5 is showing a performance improvement, but at 1440p UW I don't think you would notice.
 
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