How much ram should I get?

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  1. Eastonator12
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    I'm looking at the Alienware r3 15, and the standard configuration comes with 8gb of ddr4 ram. Is that enough for Overwatch and other games? You can upgrade it, so I was wondering if I needed 16 gb of ram
     
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    no less the 32GB oh wait its a laptop. id max the ram. unless you don't have the cash.
    8 is low. my 2010 gaming laptop has 8....
     
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    Many games use 8 gb, if you want to multi task for example you have many software open .
    You can also add later 8 gb later, the prices increased a lot or they may increase it more.
    16 gb isn't overrkill, many gamers are buying it.
     
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    I'd check prices of how much it'd cost to upgrade the ram yourself. Go with whichever route works best. 8GB will work, but 16GB will let you play games and still have other apps open/running at the same time.
     
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    As much as you can afford, i suppose. More is better.
     
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    16GB is all you need for gaming, anything more is only beneficial for workstations/and or video editing.
     
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    If you have the money, just max it out.
     
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    Maxing out RAM is a good idea.
    I'd say stick 16 GB in it the least.