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Will 32 GB be future proof enough

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got an aventum x by digital storm coming. I play video games and music and all that jazz. Will 32 GB be future proof enough? Or should I spend the extra $400 for 64 gb

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If gaming and listening to music is all the multi task you'll do you can live even with "just" 16gb.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

If gaming and listening to music is all the multi task you'll do you can live even with "just" 16gb.

Cause I have 32 GB VENGENCE but I can upgrade to 64 but if it’s pointless then I can use the $500 towards other shit 

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1 minute ago, thedemoncowboy said:

Cause I have 32 GB VENGENC

have you ever maxed out this 32gb doing what you usually do?


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CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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3 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

have you ever maxed out this 32gb doing what you usually do?

Have you ever topped like 12..?

 

Most games use 5-6GB realistically, with some heavier titles getting up over 8 or so. 

 

Really 16 is a gaming PC. 32 is for heavy production purposes. 

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Just now, thedemoncowboy said:

Not that I know of 

Then use common logic, do you need more of something you're not using? unused memory is wasted memory.

 

You can spend your money elsewhere


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CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Princess Luna said:

Then use common logic, do you need more of something you're not using? unused memory is wasted memory.

 

You can spend your money elsewhere

The only reason I say not that I k ow of is because I don’t even hve the computer yet 

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3 minutes ago, thedemoncowboy said:

The only reason I say not that I k ow of is because I don’t even hve the computer yet 

You can easily add ram to the system and its cheaper than the upgrade price their charging it seems too.

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57 minutes ago, thedemoncowboy said:

I got an aventum x by digital storm coming. I play video games and music and all that jazz. Will 32 GB be future proof enough? Or should I spend the extra $400 for 64 gb

i mean hell evven 8gb is still pretty okay, but for gamers 16gb is recommended.

 

i sold a rig a while ago with 16gb and the guy was worrried it wouldnt be enough but he's repeatedly come back for upgrades and routine maintenance and he says 16gb is more than he'll ever need. he does streaming with an elgato and has stuff like twitch, steam, discord, etc open while gaming too.

 

apologies about spelling mistakes I have a $1200 laptop with a $2 keyboard


Sorry about my spelling sometimes. My $1200 laptop has a $2 keyboard.

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If you have to ask, you don't need 64GB. You probably don't even need 32GB.


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You need 1 TB to run facebook


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Yes, it's future-proof, and if you really need to upgrade, get a kit off of Amazon for wayyyyy less than $400


My rig is so crappy it's irrelevant to put here. Though my AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ from like 2006 has a higher clock speed(2.6GHz) and the same core count than my Intel Celeron-2955U 1.4GHz right now.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So my main uses are school, and gaming, some YouTube video and light editing. 

 

I have a 2080 RTX TI, i9 9900k, — 

 

Schooling usually has me with Microsoft word, and maybe 10-20 windows open for IE, google chrome.

 

I don’t know if 32Gb Will be “enough” for future proofing ... I know I’ve asked before but I keep getting told 64 GB is the better way to go. Then people say 32 GB is overkill and 64 is x2 the amount of overkill....

 

im fucking perplexed as to what I do.

 

 

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You don't need 64gb for 'light' editing. 32gb will do just fine. I've just ordered 32gb for my zen2 build and I bought that because one or two games are getting fairly close to 16gb ram (Nothing too close though, it'll be 2 or 3 years yet before we see games surpassing 16gb) and I wanted it to last a while. 32gb should handle anything you throw at it for quite some time (Unless you're doing heavy editing). I'd get that.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, MeatFeastMan said:

You don't need 64gb for 'light' editing. 32gb will do just fine. I've just ordered 32gb for my zen2 build and I bought that because one or two games are getting fairly close to 16gb ram (Nothing too close though, it'll be 2 or 3 years yet before we see games surpassing 16gb) and I wanted it to last a while. 32gb should handle anything you throw at it for quite some time (Unless you're doing heavy editing). I'd get that.

Editing like photoshop? Or 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, MeatFeastMan said:

You'll be fine with 32gb as long as you're not going overboard to the extreme.

What would overboard to the extreme look like

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2 minutes ago, thedemoncowboy said:

What would overboard to the extreme look like

use task manager to use how much ram usage you have.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Oalei said:

use task manager to use how much ram usage you have.

Well based off my current pc specs I’ve gotten to 19 so far but that’s with a shit ton of stuff open

 

I just don’t want to regret not getting it lol. I’m lazy. I don’t want to upgrade and upgrade 

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7 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

You can see usage on Task Manager, but I'd argue unless the system is constantly swapping data in and out of RAM and the page file, it's not at the "extreme" level.

You’ve commented on a lot of my stuff so what do you use!

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