Build Advice New PC build for Gaming and Creative Work

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Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP, but probably waiting for Black Friday Sales

Budget Range: $2000 CAD after taxes and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (currently Warframe, Genshin Impact, Jedi Fallen Order, but would like to try out Cyberpunk 2077 at some point), 3D Rendering (I'm wanting to learn Blender in the near future for 3D animation and rendering as a hobby), Video Streaming/Editing (I'd also like to try out streaming and making YouTube videos at some point)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: I'm looking to keep my HDDs from my previous PC that's 8ish years old, but need to upgrade pretty much everything.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None really, but I have had good experiences with Memory Express in the past.

Location:
Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada

Parts Preferences: No real preference, but I'm leaning towards Intel as they seem to be a lot better for Video editing, and Nvidia due to their dominance with regards to rendering 3d

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440p or even 4k if that's realistic. I have no idea.

Additional Comments: Like I said, I'm playing Warframe and Genshin Impact right now, but would like to play Jedi Fallen Order and Cyberpunk 2077 as well as whatever else on Gamepass looks interesting. I'd like to learn 3D animation and rendering with Blender, and video editing with DaVinci Resolve.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm seeing the age of my 8 year old rig when it comes to content creation and running newer games like Jedi Fallen Order.

I'm feeling lost and overwhelmed with all the information out there.

Thanks in advance,
Falross
 
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Why_Me

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Get a cheap USB flash drive, download Windows Installer and use the free version of Windows for now.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00118218
Lian Li LANCOOL 205 Mesh Computer Case $119.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00120712
Corsair RM850 80+ Gold 850W Modular Power Supply $139.99

https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16813144528
MSI MAG B660M BAZOOKA DDR4 $174.99 + $15 off w/ promo code C7BBYA67, limited offer. Eligible for Black Friday Price Protection

https://www.vuugo.com/intel-cpu-BX8071512700F.html
Intel Core i7-12700F $460.25

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00122390
DeepCool AK620 CPU Cooler $79.99

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07RW6Z692
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $119.99

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119356
WD Blue SN570 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD $109.99

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=196742
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING OC 8GB (rev 2.0) Video Card $749.00

Total: $1940.18 CAD
 
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Thanks for the reply. I have a question about the cpu. I've seen in many places that the F cpus are worse for video creating vs. the other versions. Would it be worth bumping up to a 12700K?
Edit: I was wrong about the F cpu, and amended
 
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Why_Me

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Thanks for the reply. I have a question about the cpu. I've seen in many places that the F cpus are worse for video creating vs. the other versions. Would it be worth bumping up to a 12700K?
Edit: I was wrong about the F cpu, and amended
If you plan on using Intel Quick Sync then you want the i7 12700.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134591/intel-core-i712700-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/quick-sync-video/quick-sync-video-general.html
 

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