Need to upgrade my homebuilt, please help

Ok, so I'm way over my head here. I had my dad help me build a workstation for my video editing according to the videoguys system build about a year ago. Below are the specs. It worked relatively well (albeit slower than I imagined it would be...this could be due to not setting it up or optimizing it 100% from the get-go) but now it's going slower and freezing more than ever. I don't think it's a malware issue, as I rarely ever go on the internet with it, and I've scanned it thoroughly. It's purely for video editing. I suppose there are a lot of factors going in, but one may be that I only have one 1TB HDD, and I'd like to go to some sort of SSD combo moving forward. What specs should I look for in a SSD? How should I have it set up so that Premiere Pro will run well on it? Do the source video/audio files have to be on the SSD? Or is it just the OS and programs that need to be on the boot drive? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws 12GB (3 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600
Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM
Nvidia GTX570 Graphics Card
ASUS P6X58-E Pro
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
Antec Nine Hundred Two v3 case
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  1. Since your doing Video Editing I'd get a 240GB or so and a Tesla or Quadro... Right now SSD is seriously a cheap price so i'd recommend buying it right now...
  2. Yeah I've been noticing some good deals on SSD coming up. I should also mention I'm on a low budget so upgrading graphics card is something I'd like to avoid for now. Is my current one not a very good one?
  3. prawnsman said:
    Yeah I've been noticing some good deals on SSD coming up. I should also mention I'm on a low budget so upgrading graphics card is something I'd like to avoid for now. Is my current one not a very good one?

    your current GTx 570 is good but a Tesla will make your work almost 70% faster to finish These GTx are meant for gaming so getting them for video editing isn't a good idea unless you dont mind 2-5 days of work/converting lol...
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