dump the quadro its very slow get a 470.
SSD as an OS will not improve your performance, it does make windows a tad snappier and considering the cost of HDDs right now $70 more is not all that bad for an SSD Crucial M4 is what i would recommend if you do. (not a sanforce drive)
16 or 32gig is the correct ram count not 24
2x 2 drive raid 0 would be better as you dont want to read and write from the same drive..
however since you already have an X58 subsystem i would consider the 980 (not X) and over clock it.. (then 24gig is correct on that subsystem.)
Thank you for quick reply ;-)
So you think I should drop my FX 3800 or??? What about the GTX 570? It is not very expensive and is supported by Adobe as i recall it?
Sorry about the RAM confussion - you are right - I did forget I was talking about a new MOBO.
I have thought about the 980, but I think it vwill be to noisy for me - and it is quite expenssive as well. What would be the benefits from choosing the 980 over the i7-2600? I guess the number of cores?
Finally - wich HDD shuold I choose - I´m not to much into RAID - had some very bad experiences with that in the late 90´es and have not yet recovered from the loss ;-(
How would you do if you should make a RAID +0 setup - and think about heat and noise - i think HDDs are noisy - the quicker the noiser - or am I all wrong here?
sorry i meant 570.. its quieter than a 470
the cost of a new board,ram and cpu is about the same as keeping your X58 and adding ram and cpu
the 980 is like $600ish plus you dont have to reinstall windows.
the 980 with a quiet heatsink fan would be the same noise level as a 2600, and OCed would be the same.
raid is nothing to fear if you back up, you need to back up with non raid drives as well.
standard 7200 prm drives, segate, wd etc i prefer seagate as they are the quietest samsung are also pretty quiet.
HDDs are the loudest thing in a system for the most part however when hitting the GPU heavy it will ramp up fan noise and be louder than any HDD.
best thing to do is use noise cancelling foam