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Editing software only stores the current displayed clip in ram so you only need 16gb max, what is more important is vram and render speed of the graphics card, which a GTX 1060 3gb can handle 4k playback over 160 fps easily and there for can most likely render floating footage at 60 fps and export footage at 30fps without heavy effects. To pair with a GTX 1060 any i7 6700k or better will be good. As stated you can get all the parts for the PC for about $1000. You really only need better than. Those parts from 3D animation. Also SSD drive as main drive is very important ofc.