I would have to agree 8GB should be more than enough for several years to come, but personally I wouldn't mind a nice 16GB setup myself. It all depends on what you plan on using your system for. 8GB should be more than enough for gaming. If you plan on doing some heavy video editing or something of that nature, then 16GB hands down. Though I would have to disagree on 16GB increasing load for the MIC. I don't think so, these parts are made to handle a dump load more memory IMO.