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An obvious answer would be to get the fastest chip you can afford. Also duel core are better than single core chips obviously. However, its not just a fast CPU that will make or break an editing system. The onboard chipset of the motherboard has a MAJOR role as well as other various components.
The link below will take you to a web site that talks about different types of editing computers for video. It talks about various hardware configurations and how it all comes together. Once you read all of them you should be able to answer your own question.