Solved Is 16GB RAM Overkill for a Gaming PC? Tags: Gaming RAM Memory Last response: August 9, 2013 10:07 AM in Memory Share Manleo08 August 9, 2013 10:04:40 AM I am in the process of building my new pc, and have purchased nearly all of my parts, still contemplating some things, GPU, OS, Etc. And I am in a debate with my friend whether or not to get 8 or 16GB RAM. He claims 16GB is overkill seeing as my PC will be strictly for gaming, and I somewhat agree. But from some of the research I've done 16GB is still seeming like a better choice. So any opinions are greatly appreciated. More about : 16gb ram overkill gaming Reply to Manleo08 Best solution SNA3 a b 4 Gaming August 9, 2013 10:07:57 AM Manleo08 said:I am in the process of building my new pc, and have purchased nearly all of my parts, still contemplating some things, GPU, OS, Etc. And I am in a debate with my friend whether or not to get 8 or 16GB RAM. He claims 16GB is overkill seeing as my PC will be strictly for gaming, and I somewhat agree. But from some of the research I've done 16GB is still seeming like a better choice. So any opinions are greatly appreciated. if the 16G ram will prevent you from getting the better GPU (minimum of GTX 770 ) then yes it is a waste of money. If Budget is no issue , 16G is the optimal today in PC .. and using 2x8G sticks will give you more space for future upgrades than 2x4G sticks. but do you need it for gaming? the Answer is no. , would it fast things up (not fps but loading times and caching) the answer is yes. Reply to SNA3 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumSolvedSpare 8GB of RAM, should I sell it to add other components to new PC or have 16GB RAM? ForumSolvedBest 16GB gaming RAM for <$200 ForumSolvedWhat is the best 16gb ram set for gaming? ForumSolvedBest value 16GB gaming RAM? ForumSolved16GB Gaming RAM for Haswell -- LOW PROFILE -- ForumSolvedDifference in gaming 8gb / 16gb ram? ForumSolved(Quite Overkill) Gaming PC, roughly $3000, soon to be built, thoughts? ForumSolvedRam choice on clevo p150EM 1600 vs 1866 8gb vs 16gb Dual vs Quad for gaming ForumSolvedThe $1800 AMD Overkill Gaming PC (Codename Katana) ForumHey Guys! i have i7 2600 non K and 16GB RAM, but still my pc speed is like P4. how can i speed up my pc? ForumSolvedDo I need 16GB RAM With Win8 PRO for gaming?? ForumHelp me please. My PC keeps freezing and my 16gb ram is only at 3.20gb Forumhow many watts would i need for my pc?CPU: intel core i5 4670RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu Red 16GB cl10 HDD: WD Black 1TB 64 ForumLaptop for Gaming (2 GB),RAM current 8 OR 16GB & 32GB upgradable in future ForumSolvedOverkill gaming pc for mmos or not? ForumPC3-10600 16GB Ram Memory modules on a 2013 Macbook Pro which states PC3-12800 ForumFS: Parting Out A Complete Gaming Rig (I-5-2500K, Asus Z68, GTX560 2GB, 16GB RAM, HX750W) Forum16GB Gaming RAM for Haswell -- LOW PROFILE -- ForumWTS: Extreme Gaming Computer (i7 3930K, Asus Rampage IV Extreme, SLI GTX 680, raid SSD, 16GB RAM)** WILL PART OUT ** ForumDo I need 16GB Ram for my new 64-bit PC More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !