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System looks fantastic.

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ya my Mobo supports 32GB's but I would need x4 8GB sticks of ram :/
...I can't think of a reason to use 32 GB of memory, unless the system was also going to be used as semi-large file server. In which case you would want it connected to a network via Ethernet, fibrechannel, or iSCSi.

Am I missing something? Why do a lot of gamers now think they need over 16 GB of memory?
    
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post #12 of 17
I do video and photo editing and run virtual machines...and rarely game
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System looks fantastic.

Am I missing something? Why do a lot of gamers now think they need over 16 GB of memory?
on the first part, thank you!

It's not that I need the ram, its just that it would be awesome to have it
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on the first part, thank you!
You are welcome. Good choices.

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I do video and photo editing and run virtual machines...and rarely game
For those uses that makes sense.

But I've run into gamers with 32 GB of memory in their systems that believe it gives them higher frame rates in games that were ported to the PC from the XBOX 360.

The last time I checked as long as you are above 3 GB, you are fine.

Does the additional memory possibly help when running multiple monitors?

I can't help but feel I must be missing something.
    
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With 8 GB or higher you can disable pagefile for gaming purposes. 6 GB can also work without pagefile depending on user. But 32 GB is definitely not needed.
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With 8 GB or higher you can disable pagefile for gaming purposes. 6 GB can also work without pagefile depending on user. But 32 GB is definitely not needed.
its not the point of needed it, its the point of having it because i can
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