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Because the Bacon flavored Candy Canes told me to:
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Good enough reason for me. Hypnotoad told me to build an expensive PC. All hail Hypnotoad.
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Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post

Honestly, I can't justify putting more than 8 GB, which is still a lot. And when I say this, I mean the people who only use their systems for gaming. Your thoughts?
Honestly, I dont do this often but:
LOL.
Thats it.
Just a plain "LOL"
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Personally, I think this is a very interesting thread, especially with the legitimate answers that have been given. I think people are getting too caught up assuming this thread is bashing people with 16GB of RAM, when I didn't really see any bashing going on. It was a simple question.

For me, I am still debating, seems like every day I change my mind. Currently building, and one day I think I should get 16GB, the next day I think I should settle for 8. Same thing with video card, keyboard, mouse, etc. With every part you have the choice on what to spend money on.

16, 8, or 4 GB of RAM?
1 or 2 monitors?
How many hard drives?
256, 128, 90, 60 GB SSD or none at all?
Gaming headset, audiophile headphones, or cheap earbuds?

Personally I am leaning towards 16GB right now, but aside from gaming I also work from home and occasionally use VMs. If I decided to scale back and get 8GB of RAM, a cheaper headset, and cheaper keyboard, I would put those savings towards getting a 256GB SSD instead of a 128. Lots of components have a choice factor to them.
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Lol'd.
Nice Sir! Very nice!
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although it's hard to justify some one having more than 8 gigs, i am currently developing a game in a team of around 10-15 people, we have to use many programs at the same time, photoshop, 3ds max visual studio, and when your compiling, and rendering at the same time it really takes a nip at your RAM, i have 8 GB and that is honestly all i need, 16 GB i don't need, even though i do all of this, i think it's just to be cool biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post

Wow.
bigval posted.
Maybe I've seen it once or twice before in all of my years on this site, but I can't recall. This is like.... myth becoming reality for me.
Erm... anyway - ram is dirt cheap. It isnt about "thinking more is better" but more about "why the hell not?"
I would go 16GB without a question had it been so cheap as it is now just because I could, aside from the fact I use a lot of Photoshop and Maya and Unity and XNA all the time tongue.gif

Lol, what? I have 13,000 posts! Where u been? tongue.gif
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Because I got my 2x4gb RAM for 20 bucks at a huge sale at Microcenter. biggrin.gif
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they futur proof their system!right now the good quantity is around 6 to 8 gig ,wow is expected to go 64 bit soon and some feel they ll need 12 to 16 gb to satisfy the highest setting they can go (via *** file)
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Good enough reason for me. Hypnotoad told me to build an expensive PC. All hail Hypnotoad.
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exactly! ALL HAIL!
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Actually, my real question would be who uses their rig just for gaming?? I'm not a gamer, but frankly, I built what would be considered a very nice gaming rig for everything else I do. I do video editing, transcoding, etc, but the main use of my SigRig is folding. Sure, most people don't need 16GB of RAM, but frankly, if I could squeeze in more I would. I only have 12GB now, but that is just because I can't fit a 4th stick under my CPU cooler! I fold on my CPU in a VM with 10 of my 12GB of RAM dedicated to that. Give, I manage just fine on the other 2GB I leave myself (for web browsing and whatnot), but my folding does max out my RAM, so yes, for me it is necessary and if I could have more, I would. Also, when I do my video editing, transcoding, etc, I have to shut down my folding otherwise, my RAM maxes out and causes system freezes and what not. So why have 16GB of RAM? Because I would use it.
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