Hey guys, I have always referred to tom's hardware for all my computer questions. Finally, I have made an account because I cant seem to figure out what is wrong. As the title says, my Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate is very slow. Whether it be starting or loading programs, it takes a while. First I thought maybe it's the HDD, but many programs such as Sony Vegas, FL Studio, or Pro Tools take a long time to render etc. Games are pretty slow @ low or max res and settings. (Which is obvious because if you see my specs there must be a MAJOR bottleneck right now until I can get a new GFX Card) I checked my BIOS settings and upgraded it, all seems fine there (No OC and temps are about 30C Stock with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 +. Many defrags and formats don't work. All proper updated hardware drivers seem not to increase performance. So it seems like I have done everything, any ideas?
Intel i5 2500k @ Stock
Cooler Master Hyper 212 +
Acer 20 in Monitor @ 1600x900
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular Power Supply
NVIDIA Geforce 9800GT 1GB Green Edition
Kingston 16 GB RAM
MSI P67A-G43 Mobo (1155)
320GB Western Digital 5400 RPM HDD (OS)
750GB Maxter 5400 RPM (Storage - Ripped from External casing)
Those 5400RPM drives are not helping that's for sure. Those are even slow for storage drives in my opinion. Sooo.... you have slow programs from the slow hard drive and slow games from the slow GPU. Too bad the flooding in Thailand made HD prices go insane, a super fast Spinpoint F3 or WD Black was only in the $60 range. Now they are $150.