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I have 16gb in my pc now but soon as I build my htpc (most likely Llano unlocked version). I will use 8gb from other pc. Now u can say 8gb is over kill for a htpc but I plan on keeping it for years.

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4GB used to be enough, now I can't even run BF3 without closing everything else first because it needs so much RAM. 8GB is need for todays games, 16GB for tomorrows
     
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Because they can and it's dirt cheap.

Personally, i don't use more than 7 GB RAM either on games or on distributed computing, but i'd need more with a more powerful CPU. So yeah, i do see use for 16 GB RAM, but not need it at the moment.
   
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I really think it is because they want to upgrade from 8gb to a larger amount, and upgrading to 12gb would be harder than just buying another 8gb kit.

If you already own an 8gb kit, finding a 4gb stick for sale that matches your ram would be harder than buying another 8gb kit.

Anyways, check this poll......

8gb is the standard now.

Take a vote for what you think.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1185798/8gb-of-ram-is-unnecessary-poll-here
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'Why did you buy 2 1Tb hard drives, they are cheap and easy to get if you use up the first one'

Sometimes it pays to grab things in extra if you think you might use them in the future. I haven't needed to use the second 1Tb drive I bought about 6 months ago, but have you seen the price increase since then?

I will also grab 16Gb of DDR3, as its still cheaper than what I paid for 8Gb of DDR2 when I built this system, and I think I might be using it in a few years. I'd rather have some head room, than hit a limit in a year or two
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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post

4GB used to be enough, now I can't even run BF3 without closing everything else first because it needs so much RAM. 8GB is need for todays games, 16GB for tomorrows

How much RAM is your BF3 using?
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ignorance, too much money and lack of ideas to spend it

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but...if i dont fill all the slots the electricity will get all stopped up and my mobo wont work












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Future-proof?

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I have 24GB installed on my main computer. I guess i can say i multitask, but i really don't. i listen to my music using Zune software, chat on steam, convert movies and play games in windowed modes at the same time.

I guess i bought my 3x 8GB kits was because they were cheap and on sale. I had skimped on RAM with previous computer builds, and i never liked having empty motherboard slots. I enjoy filling up all the slots on a motherboard, usually to hide the bland color scheme or it makes it look cooler. First glance, viewers of my computer might hollar in amazement. I bought the rampage III motherboard, and since it holds 24GB of RAM, why not max out a board, then? it is so tempting to when the prices are right.

not having a girlfriend in my case is a savior. so i just waste money filling up my motherboards with possibly useful things. if i invest in my PC, i know it is going to work for me all the time. i don't like investing in things with too much risk, like a girlfriend.
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