So I spilled chocolate milk on my keyboard today and killed it, then went shopping on Newegg for a replacement. I noticed while I was shopping that RAM is about a third of the price that it was last year when I bought my G.Skill 6GB DDR3 RAM. Now I can upgrade to the Ripjaws line with 8GB ($60), 12GB ($100), or 24GB ($170). Those are all very affordable for me and can fit into my motherboard, but the question is, would the 24GB set even be worth it? Would I notice any difference between that and the 12GB set? I don't do any video editing or anything, I'm just a computer gamer that plans on playing all the great games coming out this year (Crysis 2, RAGE, Skyrim, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, etc). I also have a huge TV/Movie and music collection on my computer that I watch/listen to. What are your thoughts?
You can upgrade if you want to, but you won't see much improvement over the 6GB you already have. With 12GB your minimum frame rates might go a little higher, but your average and maximum frame rates likely won't improve.
I recently upgraded all of our X58's to 12GB min, half have 3x4GB and the others got the tons of 3x2GB kits. I added 24GB for mine & my gaming rig and I'm messing around with RAM Disk -> http://www.superspeed.com/desktop/ramdisk.php Install stuff/anything on it and watch is rip...Yeah Haw!!!