This is a very powerful machine, 7D! Probably way more powerful than you need! But if it's in your budget, have fun with it.
I usually recommend that people use this chart to pick a processor, recommending that they get a processor that benchmarks at at least 5000-6000.
Your processor rates at 13,000!
Thank you for your comments and chart. I recently completed a 1.5 hour highlight movie of my nephew from jr football to highschool using a canon elura 100, canon s95, and 7D with the 7D footage (1080p) making up about 20%. This was also done in windows movie maker 6.0; win7 OS; intel i7 2600 @ 3.40 GHz; and 8 GB ram. Per your chart, this cpu has a 8318 mark. The MSWMM file of this video is 6MB and the created movie file .wmv is 6 GB. I apologize if I am not conveying this information in the correct way; I am trying to give you an idea of the current pc configuration and the file size I am working with because even though I was able to complete the movie; editing it became extremely frustrating and slow toward the end and crashed multiple times from adding a clip, adding music, or just performing a small edit. I am willing to pay an extra $100-$150 to avoid this frustration if this was a cpu problem. I dont know if this was a ram or program issue either. I just want this new build to work and I guessed on a lot of the components. I will continue to research this build for performance, cost, and compatibility.
Thank you for your comments.