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Robin here, for Vlog number 111 on the channel. Today, I’m gonna be talking about RAM, and I’m gonna answer a question that somebody asked on one of my older videos I did a video a while back that asked the question, “How much RAM do you need for web development and programming?”
And I gave my thoughts and concerns, and I gave some tips and stuff like that. And then, a few people asked me, “How much RAM do you need for gaming?” And, they both kind of are similar, and I like to do these videos, because I’m just gonna show you guys my experiences on how I’ve kind of noticed how much I’ve used for gaming.
Keep in mind, I do stream, and stuff like at, I do different things like that. So I’m gonna give my perspective on that as well.
But, recently I upgraded my RAM. I ran eight gigabytes of RAM on my desktop, the computer I’m using right now, for quite a while for gaming, and I recently upgraded to 16gb recently.
So I basically doubled my RAM.
In my experience, I don’t do a lot of heavy gaming on my PC, especially modern day games. I do most of my gaming on my Xbox One, I don’t know if you can see my TV behind me, because I have a nice TV and whatnot. I prefer console gaming, for the most part, and my PC isn’t the strongest PC.
So some of the higher end games, even though I’ve got a half decent graphics card, I’ve got a GTX960 I believe. It’s not super high end, it can run most games on that medium-high quality setting, which is fine. But, I find that it just kind of takes a lot out of my PC.
It’s hard to, especially if I’m streaming. If I’m streaming and recording, capturing gameplay, or anything like that, it’s really taxing on my computer. So it’s not so much a RAM issue for me, it’s more of a CPU and graphics card problem.
And that’s gonna kind of what I’m gonna recommend for most of you guys, who are thinking about upgrading your RAM because maybe your gaming pc isn’t performing as well as you wanted. The most important factor of your PC is gonna be your graphics card. If your graphics card isn’t the greatest, I would highly recommend getting a new graphics card, because as in my case, when I basically doubled my RAM from 8gb to 16gb, I didn’t see a lot of improvement in terms of my gaming.
I mean, I couldn’t run any games at a higher quality really, for the most part. And when I did … I mean, I’m sure my system runs better, there’s no doubt. But, I didn’t notice a huge difference. Myself, I didn’t notice a huge improvement. But, it depends on what you’re doing.
If you’re just strictly gaming, then RAM will probably help to at least some extent.
It’s also very important if you do stream as well, if you’re running OBS or any kind of capture program, or you’re doing things like running Discord and stuff in the background while you game, then RAMs gonna be important.
I mean, RAMs gonna help your computer out overall.
I would shoot for eight gigabytes, no less than eight, you always wanna make sure you have at least eight, I would recommend. If you don’t have eight, then definitely get eight, it’s worth upgrading.
But, the real question is, is it worth going from 8gb to 16gb. And I think, if you really wanna go high-end, then by all means, go for 16. It’s gonna help your system out, you’re not gonna regret it.
I mean, it’s gonna help out, but just understand that you’re probably not gonna see a huge improvement. And since RAM costs a little bit more nowadays than it did before, you can always upgrade your RAM later on.
So base minimum, if you’re going to be doing medium to high-end gaming, I would recommend eight. Definitely go for eight, you’re gonna need that.
Anything less than eight, you’re probably gonna have issues, especially if you do other things outside of just gaming. But, go for eight, and then maybe you can upgrade in time, you can go to 16.
But, in all honesty, the biggest things that are gonna affect your gameplay are gonna be your graphics card and your CPU. You’re gonna have to fork out a lot of money to get a decent CPU and a decent graphics card. I mean, if you wanna get a good system that can play most games at medium to high-end detail nowadays, you’re probably gonna have to pay about $1,000 to $2,000 minimum on a system. And that’s mostly just your basic components.
I mean, you could get a pretty cheap system, especially if you built it yourself for $1,200, $1,000, But, that doesn’t include a monitor and stuff like that. So if you wanna get a nice monitor and stuff like that to make your gameplay look good, you’re gonna have to spend money on that as well.
And that’s why I’m pretty much a console gamer for the most part. I spent like $300, whatever Xbox’s are, I think I bought it like $300ish at the time. And then, I got my TV back there, that I was actually very fortunate to get from a friend.
I guess in total that would be like $1000 ish? … That’s like a $600 TV, I think, I’m not too sure. But yeah, you can get a nice TV and a console, and play any game you want for about $1,000, even less.
You can probably get it for, if you get a smaller TV. I had a 24″ TV in my room that was a 1080p TV, for the longest time, and it was amazing. It’s a great TV. That cost me, with an Xbox, maybe about $500 to $600.
So it really depends on how much money you wanna fork out, and it depends on what kind of system you want to have.
If you are a PC gamer, and you gotta have a PC gaming system, and you wanna have the best system possible then, by all means, get the best gear you can. Get a good graphics card, get a good CPU, and then get your base maybe, I’d say, eight gigabytes of RAM. And then in the future you can always upgrade later, because upgrading RAM is a super piece of cake.
I’m gonna be doing a video that’s actually gonna show you guys how to upgrade your RAM in the future, I just haven’t got around to doing that. I’ll do that pretty soon too to show you guys, if you guys are curious about that. But yeah, I would definitely recommend eight gigabytes of RAM minimum, and you should be pretty good for the most part, and then you can upgrade from there.
So that’s my thoughts, and that’s what I think about that question. If you guys have any experiences, or you wanna share your thoughts, or if you guys had some experience, let me know in the comments section of the video, and I’d love to hear them.
So thanks for watching, guys. Thanks for tuning into the Vlog, and I hope this helped you guys out, and if you did, please give the video a like. So yeah, that’s it for now, guys, and I’ll see you guys later.
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