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I agree with rs170a, go with the i5 machine in this instance. You will spend most of your “hands-on” time editing the video. When you render you can walk away from the PC. But if you want to do other work on your PC while you render, more horsepower is important. The GPU won’t affect the quality of the actual file created, the CODECs dictate that. Keep in mind that every video doesn’t have to be 1080p or higher to look good on YouTube — 720p is more than adequate for most of the devices that the videos are viewed on. The lower the resolution, the faster your render time, the faster the upload to YouTube, the faster YouTube processes it, and the faster it streams to the viewer.
When you start producing full-length movies you will want a very serious machine and software.