Ahh, yes. I just did the same recently from 7(32).
Here's a linky:
I wouldn't bother disabling a lot of Aero features as that is normally pendant on the amount of RAM you have (which I assume is 6GB, since your board is x58) and your graphics card (at least GT200/HD4K I am assuming). So performance gain will be negligible. I also wouldn't bother with the RAMDisk. It's more work than it is worth and causes very slow boot and shutdown as it has to reformat the RAM each time.
Definitely turn off defragging and turn on TRIM (CMD ---> fsutil set behavior disabledeletenotify 0)
Don't forget to set your PageFile to your actual hard drive! (If you don't use a RAM disk for it) You can, however, set your FireFox cache to RAM with ease. ---> explained in the guide link above.
One of the things not mentioned in this particular guide is "TONY TRIM". Tony is a employee of OCZ who came up with a standard drive performance refresher (other than GC and TRIM on 7).
Check the FW on your drive and, if applicable, use TONY TRIM.
There are a number of things you can do to get max performance, but these are really the big things to keep your drive running longer.