OK, in continuing the upgrade on my 2009 MP, I maxed out both CPU and memory by swapping in a new 5690 and upping the RAM to48g (3x16g) 1600mHz leaving the 4th slot empty. I went with a 560 8G gpu and the Pixlas mod since I was in there anyway. My question is, for raw video processing power, would I be better off spending the next bucket of money on moving to a dual core processor (2x5690) or adding a new HighPoint SSD7101A-1 w/ 4 new SSDs since it still has my original quartet of spinning disk HDs up in the tray. I’ve read both sides of the issue with more people believing that video processing doesn’t utilize the number of threads necessary to warrant going to 12 core from the 6 I get with my new 5690. The performance is of course much-improved over my old set-up with the mods and now running Mojave but I’m still waiting forever for my FCPX, AE and Motion to load while I listen to the click-whirl-buzz of the disks. I’m anxious to hear your thoughts and as always, thanks for the info and recommendations.