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Is 8gb DDR4 ram enough these days for 1440p gaming?

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I am doing a new build, is 8gb DDR4 ram enough these days for 1440p gaming?

I just bought a gtx 1080 and a new 6600k cpu.

I am only wondering if it it is worth buying 2x 4gb at 4 ghz DDR4 ram or 16gb at 3200 mhz, all I do is play games, so any advice is welcome here
    
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resolution doesn't affect your system memory usage, just the vram. but keep in mind there are already games pushing past 8gb sysram so if you're building a new system you should get 16gb to be futureproof

otherwise the gtx 1080 is more than sufficient for 1440p
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resolution doesn't affect your system memory usage, just the vram. but keep in mind there are already games pushing past 8gb sysram so if you're building a new system you should get 16gb to be futureproof

otherwise the gtx 1080 is more than sufficient for 1440p

thanks... yeah I think I will do 16gb DDR4 at 3.2 ghz instead of 8gb at 4ghz for same price... be silly not to I guess
    
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I'd have to disagree. Still on 8GB and yet to have a game cap all of that. If the price of a 16GB is the same, might as well get it thumb.gif
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Memory is cheap right now. Buy now before the next 'disaster' hits and prices skyrocket again.
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