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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.

This was already discussed earlier (which apparently you did not read), ramdisk is a very valid purpose for 16GB to be used in gaming. No one said 16GB was -needed- ever. They said what use does it have, and a ramdisk is a use (see: same logic as an ssd, load times, only much much faster). It can be used for workstations all you want, but it can be used for other things (like... games, or to FRAPs to).

I don't know where you got this idea that anyone said they needed 16GB for games, but the question was why would someone put 16GB into a rig meant for gaming. Two very different things.
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I have 16gbs of ram just for the ramdisk. 8gb ramdisk for Photoshop CS5 64bit and all my designs.
To me it seems like 16gbs isn't enough.
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I have 16gbs of ram just for the ramdisk. 8gb ramdisk for Photoshop CS5 64bit and all my designs.
To me it seems like 16gbs isn't enough.

Ya, but for some reason this thread is about rigs meant for -just- gaming. Apparently no overkill is allowed.
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Why do you care?
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Ya, but for some reason this thread is about rigs meant for -just- gaming. Apparently no overkill is allowed.


Oh it's a gaming rig though biggrin.gif
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Why do you care?

Just a question. I guess asking why people put so much RAM into their computer is a really personal question, isn't it. rolleyes.gif
     
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Ok, thank you. Gonna grab another 16Gb then tongue.gif
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Oh it's a gaming rig though biggrin.gif it has MW2 on the ramdisk!

Haha, that's the spirit! I do the same for skyrim and FSO. But both of us use our rigs for other things, so we're excluded from the very specific limitations of the question. frown.gif
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Just a question. I guess asking why people put so much RAM into their computer is a really personal question, isn't it. rolleyes.gif

When people start jumping on to say its a waste, is it any wonder people react the same way as if someone said "you shouldn't have gotten that SB-E CPU, you're never going to use it for gaming since most are restricted to 2 cores"?
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Oh it's a gaming rig though biggrin.gif it has MW2 on the ramdisk!

Haha, that's the spirit! I do the same for skyrim and FSO. But both of us use our rigs for other things, so we're excluded from the very specific limitations of the question. frown.gif
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Haha, that's the spirit! I do the same for skyrim and FSO. But both of us use our rigs for other things, so we're excluded from the very specific limitations of the question. frown.gif

Yeah Skryim wouldn't fit. Maybe if I had one of those fancy Intel boards and some 8gb sticks... I did have Skyrim on the ramdisk for like a week or so.
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