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

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2 years ago#1
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?
2 years ago#2
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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2 years ago#3
8 gb leave room to upgrade later.
2 years ago#4
8 minimum

I'd go with 16-32
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2 years ago#5
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)
2 years ago#6
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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2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
16GB at least
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2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
I would say 16GB.
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