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16gb is enough unless you are recording then id go for the 32gigs. Also you can probably get tighter timings on 4gb sticks so would just grab a 16gb kit. 16gb is basically the minimal for gaming on especially in quad channel. You can't really buy 2gb ddr4 sticks.

 

 

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What's this 16Gb minimum for gaming? Are you running another game on the background?
   
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post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by Klocek001 View Post

Dying Light shut itself down with 8GB after a few minutes.

Ive got Dying Light I'm 20 odd hours in with no issues on 8GB..
post #24 of 35
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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.
post #25 of 35
Yes 8GB is enough for current games if you dont consider PEBKAC issues.

However building a rig these days 16GB is probably a better place to go because its fairly cheap and will probably last you longer going forwards.

Simple.
post #26 of 35
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Yes 8GB is enough for current games if you dont consider PEBKAC issues.

However building a rig these days 16GB is probably a better place to go because its fairly cheap and will probably last you longer going forwards.

Simple.
maybe if all you play is dota and csgo. all recent titles i played (JC3, RotTR, TW3, GTA5) easily came very close to or surpassed 8GB RAM usage here.

EDIT: here's proof, average FPS is higher with 16GB of ram as opposed to 8GB.

Edited by Glottis - 2/12/16 at 7:52am
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I had same situation too, I did end up buying 32GB anyway! The DDR4 is the new standard probably will not be replaced in the near future.
But this is just my humble opinion. rolleyes.gif
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maybe if all you play is dota and csgo. all recent titles i played (JC3, RotTR, TW3, GTA5) easily came very close to or surpassed 8GB RAM usage here.

EDIT: here's proof, average FPS is higher with 16GB of ram as opposed to 8GB.

Well, there's conflicting reports of that as I posted earlier.

http://www.techspot.com/article/1043-8gb-vs-16gb-ram/page3.html



Dont get me wrong fellas, as soon as I come across a game that suffers because of it I'll upgrade. I'm not an 8GB fanboy wink.gif But honestly I have a hard time believing that its going to be a problem anytime soon.

If youre building new for gaming take 16GB, sure.
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EDIT: here's proof, average FPS is higher with 16GB of ram as opposed to 8GB.


I didnt notice if it was mentioned or not... he didnt simply pull out an 8gb stick for the test did he? I only could see CPU-Z shots of 16gb. Because 8gb single channel vs 16gb dual channel would easily explain the worse performance.
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Why is 8 sticks of ram bad? I don't get that part?
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