Hello abc617, welcome to Seven Forums!
You use the term "wipe" did you actually do a real wipe secure erase
or just format the Hard Disk Drive, if it's the latter you didn't really do anything; perhaps a secure erase and another fresh clean install
would help; have a look at the information in these tutorials linked below.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information
As far as performance goes, have a look at these tutorials for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
How to Speed Up the Performance of Windows 7
How to Free Up and Recover Hard Drive Space