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Buying a new PC, how much RAM should I get.

#1megamanzero1000Posted 11/8/2013 7:03:45 AM
I remember I bought a top of the line PC 3 years ago with 4 gig, people told me that 4 gig was enough yet cod ghosts requires 6. How much should I buy now? 16gig, 32 gig?
#2Ch3wyPosted 11/8/2013 7:04:52 AM(edited)
32 gig, use all spare to make a RAM drive to run your games off of.

Although RAM is expensive as **** right now.
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#3M0NSTER_Posted 11/8/2013 7:43:56 AM
8 gb leave room to upgrade later.
#4Killah PriestPosted 11/8/2013 7:45:56 AM
8 minimum

I'd go with 16-32
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#5SKStylezPosted 11/8/2013 7:51:12 AM
get at least 12, ram is cheap.

I had 6gb ram, oh man it was bad. Programs today take a lot, alt tabbing was a nono, too many internet tabs crapped my cpu. I bought the 12gb 1-2 years ago for 60$, hooked it up with my 6gb for 18 total and i'm running so smooth

(fyi, windows will cap out at 16gb ram)
#6ThePCElitistPosted 11/8/2013 7:54:20 AM
Ch3wy posted...
32 gig, use all spare to make a RAM drive to run your games off of.

Although RAM is expensive as **** right now.


I don't know how much longer ramdisks will be viable for though. If games are going to start being 20-50 GB's as a norm then they just made ramdisks and all low capacity SSD's obsolete.
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#7KabtheMentatPosted 11/8/2013 7:59:54 AM
Depends on what you want to do. Gaming? 8GB is fine.

If you're doing videos, using lots of programs, and that kind of stuff then probably 12-16GB, or more if you can afford it.
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#8EternalFlame66Posted 11/8/2013 8:01:32 AM
16GB at least
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#9Ch3wyPosted 11/8/2013 8:10:10 AM
ThePCElitist posted...
Ch3wy posted...
32 gig, use all spare to make a RAM drive to run your games off of.

Although RAM is expensive as **** right now.


I don't know how much longer ramdisks will be viable for though. If games are going to start being 20-50 GB's as a norm then they just made ramdisks and all low capacity SSD's obsolete.


Yeah that's true, especially with console games going to Bluray now. Less incentive for devs to be smart about game size.

The need for more RAM is going to increase as well, but I can't see it being at as fast of a rate. You would still be able to use it for older games and likely some new ones, just not everything.
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#10simondakingPosted 11/8/2013 8:19:35 AM
I would say 16GB.