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i would create a massive ramdisk to put the game files on it, then load times would banish

else 4gb is enough for any game in win7 even with pagefile off and firefox and stuff in background
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

What about the other things that uses a lot of RAM. If you buy/build a PC solely for gaming then you are a moron. You might as well get a console and save yourself a ton of money.

Please explain, this argument makes no sense. Use 16GB of RAM for what? Virtualization? Maybe. Servers? Some. 3D Rendering? Maybe. Gaming and normal use of apps? No. You could run League of Legends, 2 World of Warcraft sessions, a Starcraft 2, have 5 internet browsers open, and be running a defrag at the same time and be fine on 8GB of RAM.

Why would you be a moron for building a gaming rig solely for gaming? I see nothing wrong with it, in fact, most people on this site have done so. People make gaming rigs so they can get better performance in gaming than what a console provides.
Edited by whitingnick - 2/12/12 at 8:34am
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else 4gb is enough for any game in win7 even with pagefile off and firefox and stuff in background

Not sure what games you are playing, in that situation I was constantly getting low memory errors from Windows..
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Why do gamers put 16GB of RAM in their systems?
Because it's cheap and because they can.
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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight View Post

Because it's cheap and because they can.

Agreed. For 99% of gamers this is the reason why. It's for fun; they'd never utilize it.
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My friend has 16GB of RAM in his internet computer lol. He built it to pray games but he never plays anything except facebook games.
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I just bought an extra 8GB of my RAM because it was cheap and blue so it'll match my ASUS mobo until I find the time to sleeve my PSU cables.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackout621 View Post


Do you honestly see games needing even 12 GB in the next five years? And by then, current graphics cards will be obsolete.


The way the industry is going with PC's not having many strictly PC game developers I dont see current cards being majorly obsolete. So far all I see are pretty good Ports but not really a true PC developed game that massacres hardware.

 

as for the memory if you can get 16GB cheap enough then why not but as for right now I dont see any real need what so ever to go above 8GB.

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I'm about to upgrade because I'm getting in the high 6's, low 7's while playing swtor and streaming.
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