I dunno, you've got a pretty decent machine.
Adding a second internal SSD could help. Having the cache on a really fast drive (such as an internal SSD), but separate from everything else is the recommended setup.
Adding a second processor would help if you use Cinema 4D (or the integrated C4D renderer coming in the next version of AE).
Having a faster clock speed on your processor would help with anything you do. You could do that by swapping the chip out or by overclocking (although, I don't know anything about overclocking on a Mac).
Thanks Szalam! Can always count on you for a solid answer.
As far as I understand the new Mac Pro doesn't have the ability to add a second internal SSD. I'll have to do some digging into that to see if there are other options. I'm guessing the only thing I'll be able to do is upgrade hardware with this machine as opposed to adding any additional internal hardware.
Dang it. See? This is why I never bought one of those cylinder Mac Pros!
Haha I know. It's still a great machine for the time being, but lacks the essential ability to expand and customize like my old Mac Pro. Live and learn I guess. Any suggestions on super fast external drives? Been through a few now, but not seeing the speed I would like out of any of them.