Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008
Ram is so cheap you might as well get more than you need. I've been extremely happy that i got 8gb and not 4gb, it lets me reserve more ram for VMware and cut out the choppiness i was getting in premiere.
But i must admit i've always been one to stay a head of the curve in ram quantities after ram became nice and cheap.
This is horrible reasoning.
unless ram is outdated, it DOES NOT get more expensive. Why buy more than you need just because it [seemingly] doesn't cost a lot. If you need a lot, buy a lot. if you don't, don't. It'll always be cheaper to buy more than to buy it all at once unless you are using an outdated technology. this is why you see DDR and DDR2 ram costing so much and DDR3 being so cheap.
anyone with a simple grasp of product lifecycle should see this...
tech is new -> high price -> prices lower ->tech in its prime -> prices lower
->tech becoming outdated -> prices raise -> tech obsolete -> prices shoot up.