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Memory, memory, memory! 24 GB will help. Are you changing the frame size? Do you only have a single drive? What version of Premiere?
Good thing that you switched out that old, slow Quadro FX 1800 (which IMHO was based on an underclocked GeForce 9600 GT) for the GTX 570. However, you still have two big problems:
1) Not enough disks. You have only one hard disk (from your list; however, you actually have two hard drives, which is the absolute minimum required of Adobe to run Premiere Pro to anyone's satisfaction) - and the SATA interface itself is only half-duplex (meaning that it cannot handle data in both directions simultaneously, but rather it only allows data to travel in one direction at a time). Get at least two more (preferably identical) hard disks for that system.
2) 6GB of RAM is not quite enough for CS5.5. Since RAM is relatively cheap nowadays, go with 24GB of RAM (6 x 4GB sticks). However, in order to use more than 16GB of RAM, you should upgrade to Windows 7 Professional if you are currently running Home Premium.
In addition, I recommend an overclock on that i7-930. But to overclock above 3.4-ish GHz, you should get yourself an aftermarket CPU cooler, such as a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that's compatible with LGA 1366 CPUs.
Frame size is generally staying the same all though I sometimes do publish at lower frame sizes.
Two drives (now that the SSD is gone)
Well, consider adding one or two more hard drives.