Hello, I am upgrading my Apple Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.4 (2010/Westmere) Specs Identifiers: Mid-2010 - MC561LL/A - MacPro5,1 - A1289 - 2314-2 I normally work in motion design - C4D, After Effects, and FCPX. I usually render at work or with a render farm from work, but since I am doing more freelance I need to be able to keep up some rendering on my personal MacPro 5,1. Currently OSX 10.7. 8CX/ 1TB HDD 7200 / 6x1GB 1066mhz RAM / 5770 Video. My most recent render took over 5 hours for a very modest project. I think I can do better with just a few good upgrades. Thanks in advance for your suggestions! I'm thinking the best value upgrade would be 500GB SSD (samsung EVO?) and 2x8GB 1333mhz RAM (for total 22GB RAM). I plan on upgrading to OS X 10.11 El Capitan as well. What about video card? It looks like I have PCIe 2.0 x16 slot available (I guess 2 of them since I am running the 5770 on one). Specs say I can do 2x 5770 but I'm sure there is a more energy efficient option out there. Thanks for any input!