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I just purchased an entirely new system for a new build (see Silhouette v2: CryMod thread). Of course, I bought the memory from Newegg, 6GB of Corsair Dominator. Then today it goes on sale for $100 shipped (with a promo code). I have terrible luck with Newegg and things going on sale right after I pay full price.

So the question is, to buy or not to buy? I mean, is 12GB of memory too excessive?

My system is entirely listed below. But additionally, I use this computer for gaming and a lot of photoshop work (which was massively improved by my upgrade from just 4GB to 6GB), and sometimes programs such as Pro/E, CAD, and Inventor.

Thanks for your input in advance.
    
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You'll never use 12GB of memory unless you are rendering some massive project files, even then, unless your doing it every day, still not worth it IMHO (from all the photoshopping and video editing that i do) if you just purchased it a few days before it going on sale, newegg.com is very good with possibly giving some $$ back, just go to their online chat!
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Alright. Thanks = ]
    
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How long ago did you buy the RAM? If it's been within 48 hours, you can usually get a customer service rep to give you the difference.
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How long ago did you buy the RAM? If it's been within 48 hours, you can usually get a customer service rep to give you the difference.
Unfortunately, I bought it about a week ago. I'll have to see if they will do anything. Probably not though.
    
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12GB is not enough...not at all. I couldn't even run paint when I had a measly 12GB.

24 is where it's at
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Unfortunately, I bought it about a week ago. I'll have to see if they will do anything. Probably not though.
That sucks. To be honest, if you have the cash to drop I would just grab another set. Newegg does this all of the time though. Unless I'm building a new pc, upgrading parts, or helping a friend shop I actually avoid the site and the emails, because I usually end up seeing parts for much cheaper then when I bought them and it just pisses me off.
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12GB is not enough...not at all. I couldn't even run paint when I had a measly 12GB.

24 is where it's at
Hahaha. But of course.

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Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post
That sucks. To be honest, if you have the cash to drop I would just grab another set. Newegg does this all of the time though. Unless I'm building a new pc, upgrading parts, or helping a friend shop I actually avoid the site and the emails, because I usually end up seeing parts for much cheaper then when I bought them and it just pisses me off.
Yeah... it does suck. This happens all of the time... lol. I also try to avoid looking. I just bought the stuff and try not to look back.
    
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