For me though, I happen to be one of those people who likes to tweak the UI of their computer with an almost complete disregard for the performance hit that ensues. That, and I often find myself with a browser window open, and sometimes another program or two as well, while I'm playing TF2.
To get to the point, I'm wondering if 8gigs would be fine for someone running something like this or if 16gigs would be a better idea. Keep in mind that I'd be running that pretty much all the time, along with whatever applications I had open. I'm fully aware that having 16gb is better for multitasking than having 8gb is, but I'm curious of whether or not 8gbs would suffice for someone running rainmeter and a dreamscene along with a web browser and a game like TF2. Or another scenario would be rainmeter, dreamscene, and a game like Crysis 2.
Any thoughts you'd be willing to share on this subject are greatly anticipated and appreciated, thank you.