Just a question as i am soon to do a new pc also whats the benefit, of 16gig over 8gig ram, ive been
reading that it provides little if any benefit when gaming.
Very few games will even approach 8gb of RAM usage, but you have to take into account other programs running on your PC at the same time.
I run a Plex server on my main PC as well as usually running a movie/youtube video on my second screen while gaming. It is not uncommon for me to see 4-5GB of RAM used before I even fire a game up.
RAM is really cheap now so I would just throw 2 8GB sticks and be done with it.