Gaming - How much memory 4gb vs 8gb+

Hey there,
just wanted to know how much memory is needed to play games.

Do i need 4gb or more?
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  1. We need more info. What games, what CPU, what GPU, what OS, and most importantly, what is your RAM speed? I'd say 8gb at 1600 is a minimum, but depending on what you're doing and what you have, it could be more or less.
  2. speed is not that important, as long as it's at least 1333, getting faster doesn't make much difference, as the CL normally goes up in sync with the MHz.
  3. This is the system i am building on and i have gone with G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB), PC3-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3, Ripjaws X, 9-9-9-24-2N, 1.5V, Dual/ Quad Channel Kit as my memory card - will this be enough for my system?

    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3570K (3.40Ghz / 6MB / LGA1155 / Quad Core, Overclocking Enabled)

    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77-EXTREME4 MB, Intel Z77, 4x DDR3, 2x PCI-E 3.0, 4x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, GBLAN, ATX

    Memory Card

    G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB), PC3-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3, Ripjaws X, 9-9-9-24-2N, 1.5V, Dual/ Quad Channel Kit

    Hard Disk
    Western Digital 500GB WD Blue, SATA II, 5400RPM, 8MB

    Video Card
    MSI Radeon HD7850 Overclocked (900MHz), 1GB GDDR5 (4800MHz), PCI-E 3.0, DVI, HDMI, Dual Mini DisplayPort

    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme PCIe Audio, Retail Package, Win 7, 24-Bit/96kHz 7.1 Playback, >108dB, 24-bit/96kHz recording, X-Fi Crystalizer

    Power Supply
    Antec 550W VP Power Supply, 80 PLUS Standard, 120mm Fan, 1x PCI-E, 5x SATA, 5x Molex, Active PFC
  4. yes, that is the same one I am getting, it is a good choice of size and speed.
  5. I agree. I'd say 1866 is worth a few extra bucks, but it can be a pain to get it working. It'll get you a few more FPS, but not enough to write home over. If you do go 1866, get CL9, not CL10 (typically $5 difference).
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