Memory 12 GB or 16 GB

Hi,

I currently have 2 * 2GB of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318
I can get the same exact memory but 2 * 4 GB to add to the existing setup thus maxing out my available slots and having 2 * 2 GB and 2 * 4 GB for a total of 12 GB.
This is gonna set me back 54€

Or should I put in 20€ more and go for Ripjaws or Ares 2 * 8 GB and leave the other two slots open for future expansion?

I'm constantly maxing out my 4 GB and so the main question is will, 12 GB be enough for the next 3/4 years or should I just put in the extra 20€?

12 GB seems enough now but so did 4 GB 2/3 years ago when I built the system.

Thanks.
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