I want to speed up my system and I am not sure how I should do this.
Your input will be *definitely* welcomed !
I do software development (as a job), serious photo retouching (Lightroom, Photoshop and Photomatix) and gaming (CoD, WoW, Metro).
Well, Windows 7 is sometimes sluggist, Visual Studio 2010 takes a lot of time to launch a solution containing 48 projects (about 400 kloc), and Lightroom is sometimes half a second behind (more then 50 000 16MP pictures to handle).
(I have no perf problem with games.)
I own a i7-2600K with 8 Go of PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM (as far as HWiNFO64 can tell). The primary drive is two 1 TB RAID-0 WD Black Caviar. The video card is a nVidia 570. The mother board is a Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 (it can handle SATA 6 Gb/s).
I would like to speed-up Visual Studio first, Lightroom second and Windows if it is possible.
What should I do :
- Replace the primary drive with a 256 GB SSD (I was thinking about a Samsung 830).
- Add memory to get 32 GB
- Replace the primary drive with a 128 GB SSD and get 16 MB ?