Re: New build. Would apperciate some feedback.
It really depends on how RAM intensive your software is and how much multitasking you'll be doing, but I run over 4gb all the time. I'd leave at least 6-8gb open, which only leaves 8-10gb ramdisk...so make sure that's big enough for what you're doing (I'm going to be setting up a ramdisk pretty soon at work and I'm using 128gb, but I'll be working with video).
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