I am looking to build an editing workstation to run Sony Vegas, since it seems like the best solution for editing shorts shot on the RED. I come from ten years experience with Avid. However, Avid is really sucking right now for Red support and Vegas does basically everything one would need for a short that will finish on HD.
I am looking to buy a single 2.66 Ghz quad-core i7 processor and get 12gb of DDR3 ram since it is so cheap. I will be running Vista 64.
My question though is whether or not it is actually worth the extra expense to buy a multi-processor board and run dual i7's? Can Vegas really take advantage of 8 cores for basic editing and color correction? Will 12gb of ram actually do anything?