I do a lot of video editing, and even with my older setup, I still feel like it's lagging behind for what I've put in it. Do you guys have any suggestions other than to upgrade to a newer model? I'm afraid that won't be an option for a while. So I'm all ears, what can be the next step to make this puppy faster? I do a lot of video editing in Final Cut Pro X, and After Effects which make use of my SSD, GFX, and CPU. So a high level breakdown of my system is: 480GB SSD sata 6.0 via PCIe (velocity solo x2) as my scratch disk/media drive 2 x 3.2 GHz (X5482) processors EVGA GeForce GTX 680 MAC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card also, I have a boot drive that my applications are housed on that is a raid 0 setup w/ two 120gb ssd's sata 6 r(but running @ sata 3 each). Also, I would add more Ram, but per Activity Monitor, my RAM is never maxxed out, even when during intense sessions. However, let me know if this is still a bottleneck, please let me know! Im all ears guys, I really appreciate anything you can do to help me make this better!