help me upgrade for somewhat cheap

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help me upgrade for somewhat cheap
Aug 9, 2012

Hi all,

About a year or so ago I built a desktop for myself and it was running great before I started using ps and lr with my 5dmk2 tiff files. Right now its slow as hell and I would like to upgrade.
Here's what the current specs are

AMD Phenom ll x4 955 3.2gz
8gigs ddr-3
asus m4a78std-m evo which has this graphics card included - ATI Radeon HD 4200
1.5 tb caviar green hd

I would like to keep it around 3-400 and even less would be better.

Would it be good to just get a 128 gig ssd and install the os, ps and lr on it and use my other hard drive to hold the photos? http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC128D-AM/dp/B005T3GPXE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344521220&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+ssd

or can I use the same motherboard I have now with the newer amd fx-8150?

or any other options...
Thanks in advance
-Matt

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