Alright, re-installed clean (glad I did.. thanks for the encouragement) and have added a couple programs, and followed a couple optimization guides from you and others I found. I've listed what I've done with some questions
1. Power options to high and set "turn hard disk off" to NEVER
2. Disabled restore point
3. Moved Pagefile to HDD (does this defeat the purpose? I was confused here)
4. Disabled drive indexing
5. Moved search index to HDD
6. Disabled Superfetch
7. Moved the user files Downloads, My Documents, My Music, and My Pictures onto my HDD
I was a little confused throught his. Let me know if anything should be changed!
edit: I also saw something about moving the firefox & Chrome cache. thoughts?
Edited by Crunchy409, 08 March 2014 - 11:21 AM.