You begin by looking on Adobe


You begin by looking on Adobe's website for their " minimum " requirements, and you expand from there. Faster CPU, more RAM, better graphics card, more and larger capacity work drives, expansion MB slots for such things as Firewire interconnect, etc. Ironically, as you save toward a good machine, the NLE software and hardware goalposts seem to move farther away.  You can buy a basic ( expandable ) machine and add on, or you can roll your own.

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