Ian Warren wrote:Sometime you really have to watch what people recommendations are and not been led up th garden path, RAM is ideal when doing art/graphics with swap filing and blending so that's a BUGGER!
Indeed. It shouldn't be chomping the majority of your RAM, your graphics card should be chewing most of that process for anything graphics based. 16Gb at 1866mhz is plenty sufficient, 32Gb at the same is overkill. Running 32Gb at 2133 is def overkill.
As Ian says you need to watch out for peoples so called recommendations because simply some people will just recommend you get the most possible to do the job, simply because they think you have to have the most to do the job (Which is frankly ignorance or arrogance, take your pick on which). If a product says 16Gb then it is 16Gb. One thing to remember with producers (Esp payware) is if they say 16Gb and it is really 32Gb, then frankly it's financial suicide because once word gets around about the false info sales drop through the floor like a donkey with the plague. They came up with the figures through testing.
Don't get me wrong, I love overkill. My current rig I am in the process of fine turning before switching over to as my main rig is loaded with 3x GTX980's in SLI with a Titan-Z backing them up (so much overkill, so little time and it's last benchmark test was off the chain) but the point is most people will recommend overkill when it's just not needed at all..