Originally Posted by KickAssCop
I was wondering if I should go for Quad Channel 8 GB sticks for a total of 32 GB ram in my system. Is it worth buying more ram now? I was wondering if there will be benefits of it? I was also wondering if I should get a Quad Channel DDR 4 2666 same as my current one and fill all 8 slots on my X99 OR order 4 8 GB sticks DDR4 3000. Timings of both sets would be 15-15-15-35 1T.
I tend to stay with G Skill since I have never had issues with it before and performance is great for the money compared to Corsair overpriced ram.
So what do you guys think? I was looking at some G Skill sticks and they are 95 a pop for 16 GB so two kits will net me about 190 bucks.
Or alternatively, I can order 4 more sticks of my current ram for less than a hundred and call it a day?
Worth the upgrade in terms of both size and speed? Let me know.
go with 32GB without a doubt. you'll thank yourself later. when i was building X99 rig more than a year ago I went with 16GB because of the high price at the time, if I was building right now I wouldn't even consider less than 32GB. now i'm stuck with 16GB which is 4 sticks, i can buy another 16GB but that's 4 sticks more, not exactly ideal to have 8 sticks of RAM.
and people who are saying 8GB is enough... i don't even know how to respond to them. clearly OP isn't talking about low end budget gaming rig, days where 8GB was all you needed for gaming are long gone.