Ok got the video card issue figured out and dealt with so now I need to consider the other bottle neck which is upgrading my CPU.
At a quick glance it seems that I would be considering an Intel CPU and I thought go big or go home so I looked up the i7 only to be presented with a huge selection of i7 processor types.
Since it was obvious I was clueless when it came to determining the right video card for my needs I figured its best to ask here before making a decision on a CPU upgrade.
My current CPU is an old AMD Phenom II X4 970 3.50 ghz.
I am getting a GTX 780 Ti video card.
Question is, for using HFP 2017 what kind of a CPU should I be considering to maximize my editing/compositing with HFP 2017?
Should I go AMD or Intel and what level of processor should I aim for without going nuts price wise?
EDIT: Also do I want to consider refurbished processors or should I refrain from those?