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I agree with pseudosafari, if you have been using Vegas in the past, the simplest thing to do would be to buy a better PC from a company of your choice and use the program that you know. If you’d like to check out other good editing software, I would look at Adobe Production Premium as it has many industry-standard programs like Photoshop and After Effects.
If you do go with Adobe products or even Sony Vegas, it would be a good idea to buy at least 8 GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA graphics card like the Quadro or Geforce Series. NVIDIA graphics cards will give you the ability to speed up renders in Adobe applications and to get more real-time effects. Lastly, the speed of your hard drive is a definite concern if you plan to edit in HD. It’s good to have a hard drive with at least 7,200 RPM or higher – or better yet, a Solid State hard drive. These drives have incredibly fast read and write times which should help your playback be more responsive.
Hope that helps! I’m sure others might have more specific suggestions too 🙂