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STOP! You are going at it backwards. You need to decide which editing program you want to use and then read up on what the engineers recommend for running their program. Then find a computer that fits that profile. If you start by buying a computer, you’re going to lock yourself into a program you may not want. Start by googling “system requirements” for your preferred NLE. For instance, Sony’s entry-level editing software requires the following, and the requirements go up from there.
2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape)
512 MB GPU memory
Supported NVIDIA, AMD or Intel GPU
Requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and driver 270.xx or later.
GeForce GPUs: GeForce GTX 4xx Series or higher (or GeForce GT 2xx Series or higher with driver 285.62 or later).
Quadro GPUs: Quadro 600 or higher (or Quadro FX 1700 or higher with driver 285.62 or later).