C: For a boot disk, OS & programs plus static pagefile, 120 GB Corsiar Neutron GTX or 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro would suffice.
D: 1.5 GB HDD for media
E: 1.5 GB HDD for projects & exports
F: 512 GB SSD for previews and media cache
No sense in upgrading the GTX 480 to a GTX 660 Ti, the performance gain would be negligible, the extra cost sizable.
A performance boost could come from overclocking, next to the intended memory increase.
Thanks a million for the advice, is it safe to overclock the pc? If so to what extent given the specs i have.
I wouldn't do it, i will get my IT friend to do it when he is installing the drives.
Overclocking is safe as long as you make sure the temps do not get too high, so it requires good cooling. But if that is OK, there is no negative to overclocking. Look at PPBM5 Benchmark and see how many have overclocked their system, they are all in the top range of performers, example nrs. #8, 13 and 23 with the same generation of your CPU. Even my old system at rank # 48 is still pretty decent for a 920 @ 3.7 MHz.