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Suit yourself.

I'm just saying. even at 3 cooled 500$ gpus (~1800) 1000 cpu cooled (~1100$) and a 500 dollar board doesnt justify doubling the price of your rig buy buying just ram. I dunno, I would see that as common sense, unless it's a corporate thing. It's like going to Vegas, nobody pays for 10,000 - 25,000 dollar per night suties. Baller ass execs expense them to a business.
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I'll spend maybe 350 on some RAM for this quad channel thing but thousands of dollars just to bench? I don't even think so.
I'll probly get 16gigs a 32GB set only if it's in price range. Now the only thing is...what's a good set to get to make it worth it?
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I'll spend maybe 350 on some RAM for this quad channel thing but thousands of dollars just to bench? I don't even think so.
I'll probly get 16gigs a 32GB set only if it's in price range. Now the only thing is...what's a good set to get to make it worth it?

I havent had a chance to test them yet, but I got 32 gigs dominator quad channel 1866 CL9 for about 300.
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6GB has been all I need. For gaming I see no point for more at this time. Other applications have use of more RAM though.
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Almost nobody buys a computer only to game on it..........rolleyes.gif
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I'll spend maybe 350 on some RAM for this quad channel thing but thousands of dollars just to bench? I don't even think so.
I'll probly get 16gigs a 32GB set only if it's in price range. Now the only thing is...what's a good set to get to make it worth it?

I havent had a chance to test them yet, but I got 32 gigs dominator quad channel 1866 CL9 for about 300.

I looked at those this morning...that's CAS 10 right?
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True, but it does not disqualify ramdisk being a legit reason for a gamer to have 16GB. Not all games are FPS after all.
I can see it being very useful for emulators, like PCSX2 too.
I never said it wasn't. wink.gif

I do question people who blindly say "because it's cheap" or "it makes my computer faster!" or "I multitask a lot". There are definite reasons but the question is do you really need it? The answer can be yes but does everyone actually know?
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Almost nobody buys a computer only to game on it..........rolleyes.gif
But a lot of users don't run VMs, encode, do video editting, or other memory intensive tasks.
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Well you and i know it's not "overkill" today but maybe 24gigs is but back to the moot point being here, 16gb is quite nice really because it'll cover half of the other applications in the background while your'e gaming so the system doesn't have waste time swamping page memory files i assume. However i still think having more ram is totally future proof cuz i'd be shocked to see if there will be a game that requires 8gigs and up one day rofl. That would be interesting to see how it turns out on that kind of performance.
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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?

Those people probably dont have a clue lol.
They probably think having 32GB ram is like having 32GB additional harddrive space laughingsmiley.gif

I have never gone over 3.5 gb usage with my 4gb ram and I usually do a lot of stuff at once.
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I looked at those this morning...that's CAS 10 right?

I got two of these guys. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233228
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