Originally Posted by assassin
I am not saying I disagree with this necessarily however be careful as this line of thinking is a slippery slope.
I need a G620, however I want a i3 2100 and its only $50 more.
I need a dvd drive however a bluray drive is on sale for only $30 more.
I could use a H67 however a Z68 is only $30 more.
I need a 400 watt PSU however the modular is only $30 more.
Etc, etc, etc.
The "low cost" of the upgrades quickly add up.
Your 100% right...
yet.. I don't own a PC with only 4GB of Ram.
Even my G530 server, and my G630 HTPC have 8GB in them. As does a couple G620 office PC's.
I only have 4GB in my oldest PC (E8500 core2 duo) and this is because it's DDR2 and old.
My main PC has 16GB. Probably overkill yes.
But... you can get 8GB for such a low cost that I think it makes sense.
I have a $300 HTPC with both a 120GB Sata3 SSD and 8GB DDR2 1600mhz. You can certainly have low cost and still have 8GB of DDR3. It's pennies compared to a total system cost.
I can save the difference of 8GB cost on just about any other PC component just catching them on sale.
There is better places to save a buck IMO. $10 more is worth it for double the ram if nothing more than piece of mind.
That said- of coarse 4GB would work just fine.