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If you notice I only have 8GB my self but I could see why you would get more
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because they can?
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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

I and others seem to have said ramdisk already. There's your gaming reason.
Ram disk....sure. Typically ramdisks are used for workstation uses. If you want to go out of your way to create a ramdisk just for games, more power to you.

16GB of ram will be underutilized by every game on the market. Hence, saying 16GB is necessary for games is incorrect. It is like getting a semi-truck to pick up groceries.
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Those who say their 16gb is just for gaming are usually generalizing.
I would argue people do not need 16GB for games. It is okay to justify 16GB of ram for some other purpose.

I understand people buy it because it is cheap enough for people to waste extra money on it. However, gaming uses will not gain the most utility from 16GB ram.
Edited by Riou - 12/31/11 at 7:04pm
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Ram disk....sure. Typically ramdisks are used for workstation uses. If you want to go out of your way to create a ramdisk just for games, more power to you.
16GB of ram will be underutilized by every game on the market. Hence, saying 16GB is necessary for games is incorrect. It is like getting a semi-truck to pick up groceries.
I would argue people do not need 16GB for games. It is okay to justify 16GB of ram for some other purpose.

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Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post

Yeah but I think everyone's point is: Who builds a PC solely for gaming. We do other things as well

All I do is game, browse the web, and use some useful little applications from time to time that don't use much ram... I guess I am the only one.
     
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yep but you browse the web. I'm not saying that that needs 16 GB but my point was that PC are multi tool, Again I like to reiterate that I only have 8GB but some one who has 16 GB I wouldn't think it's a waste.
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why not?

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Yeah, in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2010 RAM was ridiculously cheap. 12 and 16GB kits could be had for the same price as 6 and 8GB, there was absoloutely no reason not to buy more RAM at the time.
I was actually going to buy 12GB anyway for my rig because it was initially for editing DSLR video, Vegas is a total hog when it's compressing, but now it's just for games and some basic tasks. I've never seen my ram go over 10GB though, even when rendering 1080p^2 video.

What's funny is that My 16GB Corsair kit was cheaper than most others 8GB kits, lol. $97 for 16GB of DDR3 1333 Corsair memory.

In fact it's now 80 shipped biggrin.gif

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For now I have the money and therefore I can. In 3mths when the baby comes, I can't:thumb:
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