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Friend is looking to build a desktop PC to run Avid Media Composer.

Given what she's doing, video recording, editing, processing -

(1) would priority go to more hardware threads (FX-8350) or more cycles per clock (i5-3570k)
(2) How much ram? 16gb? 32gb?
(3 - the reason I posted in this forum) - is it necessary to use workstation graphics, such as the quattro or firepro series? Would it be ok to use, say, a 7950 or whatever the Nvidia equivalent is? Do you even _need_ a decent GPU, or is the rendering mostly done via the CPU?

Any help is appreciated!