I'm trying to decide whether to fit 8GB or 16GB of DDR3 1600MHz into a new build. For what it's going to be used for, (amateur image/photo editing) I don't think it really needs 16GB and it definitely doesn't need 32GB even though the motherboard will support that amount!
I thought that a matched 16GB kit of 4x4GB in dual-channel configuration would possibly be the best option as I've previously had a bad experience upgrading RAM at a later date only to find dissimilar modules causing problems. Alternatively, I could used a matched pair of 2x8GB.
For reference I'll be using an AMD FX-6300 and the motherboard will either be the:
Any suggestions/advice would be very much appreciated as I can't decide what to go with and the Gigabyte memory support list only details modules up to 4GB although it must obviously support 8GB!