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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.

This. If you look at the response of most people with 16GB RAM most of them run VMs or use their PC as a server. While 8GB is more than enough for gaming, the question isn't "Why do gamers put more than 8GB RAM in their systems?"

As for being a moron for buying a PC solely for gaming, a PC that can run any game would cost around $600 at a reasonable resolution (1280x720+). Consoles are less than half that and you don't have to worry about system requirements or DRM. At the moment 4 GB is enough for me but when I game I can't have more than Steam and the game itself running.
    
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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.
Just friendly taunting here over aesthetics, but I find the G.Skill Blue stuff probably matches these ASUS boards better.

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Two people had an initial reaction of "where does the RAM go?" at first because they must had though it was part of the board; it matches that naturally. Your signature shows Black RAM though? Are you running two Black and two Blue modules? If so, I'd like to see what that looks like.
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It was on sale on newegg...I couldn't resist getting another 8gb biggrin.gif
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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.

This.
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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.
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This. If you look at the response of most people with 16GB RAM most of them run VMs or use their PC as a server. While 8GB is more than enough for gaming, the question isn't "Why do gamers put more than 8GB RAM in their systems?"
As for being a moron for buying a PC solely for gaming, a PC that can run any game would cost around $600 at a reasonable resolution (1280x720+). Consoles are less than half that and you don't have to worry about system requirements or DRM. At the moment 4 GB is enough for me but when I game I can't have more than Steam and the game itself running.
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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

I have a PS3 and a PC.
I do not run VM, or 3d modeling, and I rarely do video editing. If I do video editing it's only cut/paste/transcode/decode/encode.
4GB is not enough for GTA4 or SC2 with the paging file off.
Those games are why I upgraded my computer to what it is now.
And games like Witcher 2 are why I want to upgrade again.
You will receive out of memory errors if you run high resolution with the paging file OFF.

What makes you think you don't have to worry about DRM on a console? Have you purchased a USED game lately?
Shirley you are aware they are trying to kill the used game market (aka Gamestop/ebay).
    
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RAM disk, E-peen.. DDR3 is cheap as hell these days why not?

that's my reason anyway
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You guys are pretty hardcore... running FRAPS, playing BF3, encoding video, editing pictures, and running 2 servers all at the same time. After reading every single post in this thread, my opinion remains:
16 GB is overkill for gamers. To sum up this forum, users are trying to justify why they got 16 GB of RAM or are just admitting they got it because it was cheap and filled up the slots. thumb.gif Not saying anything is wrong with this guys! Your choice. But by the time games will utilize 8 GB of RAM, let alone 16 GB, a single GTX 950 Ti will kick the crap out of your Tri-sli GTX 580s. Keep saying things said 100 times if you want, but I don't see why this thread is dead yet. tongue.gif
     
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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.
Well you're not at all, most people who get custom PC's are getting them to play games; there's nothing wrong with that at all.
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Well you're not at all, most people who get custom PC's are getting them to play games; there's nothing wrong with that at all.

People who get custom PC's get them to have the freedom to do whatever it is they want to do at any time no matter how much stuff is running.
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People who get custom PC's get them to have the freedom to do whatever it is they want to do at any time no matter how much stuff is running.
Well you can't speak for everyone and no one can do that anyway, there's always a limit of how many things you can do at the same time before the computer inevitably slows down.
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