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idk what you guys are smoking, it would cost me $200+ for a 16GB set....cheap my ass. lol thumb.gif
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You guys missed that they have DDR2 RAM, which isn't as cheap.
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You guys missed that they have DDR2 RAM, which isn't as cheap.

It is if you know where to shop. Also, this is why you keep with the times. In the long run you can potentially spend more than it's worth.
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If the people you refer to as gamers were only gamers then im sure they wouldnt bother with that much RAM.

But most people who build seemingly OTT rigs dont ONLY game. We utilise our rigs for many more things. If were we JUST gamers, we'd buy consoles!
    
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lol this Thread really gpoing strong eh, I commented on it like 20 some odd pages ago , and even then it was already too late
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I love how the past few posts went completely off topic and start blaming it on "background apps". Lets get one thing straight a real computer gamer doesn't run anything in the background while pwning shiz up. So the entire idea of having 200 tabs open in firefox in the background is not even a valid reason. The truth is there is no reason other then its cheap, and people think it will help future proof their system (somehow), and mostly epeen. The logical reason is these so called "wannabe gamers" like to run everything on their computer while playing games, this is why they need 16GB of ram to play MW3, do some photoshop editing, surf the web, watch a movie, all at the same time. Logically a real gamer would never use above 4GB like I said before, 64bit games are very uncommon.

To bad there is no such thing as a "Real Gamer" or "Wannabe Gamer". Some people play nothing but games 24/7 making them more hardcore than some but others play casual BF3 or Starcraft every once in a while. This does not make them any less a gamer.

Your statement just makes you look like an elitist jerk.

I got my 16GB for $117. That includes next day shipping and rush processing. So why not. I have piece of mind that I will never need to upgrade and it so happens after I bought it I started using Adobe Premiere.
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I just upgraded to 12 GB of RAM because it is ridiculously cheap, the empty slots in my mobo are toying with my OCD, and after reading this thread I got the urge to buy RAM lmao. I do multi-task a great deal. I like knowing that I can have 200 tabs open in Chrome, edit my sig in PS, have a movie and music running in the background if I want to.

Also, like someone else stated future proofing is never a bad idea no matter the component.
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i dont know if this has already been said but isn't there this theory (which i dont really understand tbh) that having to much ram can slow things down? also wouldn't it put more work on the cpu because people always seem to recommend that you use the fewest amount of modules possible to make things easier on the cpu memory controller?
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You only have to send in the bad module not the set.
That depends on who you're returning it to. My retailer requested that I send back the full kit. Corsair would have accepted whatever amount of modules I'd have sent them (yes, they would even have replaced both of my kits if I wanted them to) but they advice against sending single modules because then they can't guarantee that you'll receive a replacement of matching revision.
 
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Sale scoped my 16gbs for 75 bucks. Sold my other 8gb for 40 bucks, total cost, 35 bucks.

For me its so I can game and run a minecraft server, teamspeak server, and media player. Ram helps with big gun programs like Photoshop and Autodesk as well. (Anything that uses a lot of resources, moar ram!) now while it might not be needed now, I'm pretty sure DDR4/QDR? isn't coming all that soon/won't be mainstream/convenient soon as such, having spare DDR3 ram would be wise.
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