Originally Posted by Aquinus
You can still get 2x8Gb for 80-75 USD if you look for it. It's by far the cheapest thing you'll be buying for the machine so you might as well get something half decent.
the cheapest thing i bought was $15 for an asus dvd drive
You rarely see $75-80 for a quality set of 16GB ram ddr3 kit unless it around holiday season.
But hey, look what you can upgrade with the additional 16GB that yields almost none to no benefits in gaming and regular use. This thread is not about a workstation so put your epeen away. We know you have a uber system with fantastic amounts of RAM. It's cool
Even at $75, that's a big step up in GPU upgrade like from 7870 to 7950 or 660ti
You can buy a decent SSD to use as cache.
You can buy the 500GB version of the latest velociraptor since it has a sale like that every couple months on newegg or tiger direct.
You can get a 2nd 22" monitor that seems to be on sale for 80-100 every month at microcenter(acer, asus)
There's plenty more things you can do with $80 that can improve your computing experience but adding another 16GB of RAM won't. You're just defending your system when it's not about yours.
Nuff said, I've stated facts and you've put up nothing but emotions.