How Much Memory Do You Need On A Gaming Computer?

Gaming computers require lots of storage space for all the games you’ll need to store to be a hardcore gamer. Most gamers use the platform Steam in this day and age. Steam is a cross-platform application available on PC, Mac, and Linux where you can browse and download games straight to your computer.

To start, let’s look at some of the most popular games on Steam that will take up the  most amount of space.

  • Watch Dogs 2 : 50 GB
  • Squad : 20 GB
  • Grand Theft Auto V: 65 GB
  • NBA 2K17 : 70 GB
  • Fallout 4 : 30 GB

Next, let’s look at some of the most popular games that DON’T take up a ton of space on your hard drive or SSD.

  • No Man’s Sky : 10 GB
  • Planet Coaster : 8 GB
  • Rocket League : 5 GB
  • The Forest : 5 GB
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition : 12 GB

Based on some elementary calculations, the average game takes up 27.5 GB. Many users have anywhere from 50-300 games. To store this amount of games you would need somewhere between 2 and 8 terabytes of storage. That’s a lot. Do they even sell eight-terabyte hard drives?

If you’re truly a hardcore gamer, and especially if you plan on playing all your games you would play on your PS4 or Xbox One instead on your computer, then this is the amount of storage you seriously need to consider installing. If you’re still going to continue using your console for games like GTA V and NBA 2K, you won’t need nearly this amount of storage. If this is you, look into the 500 GB to 2 TB hard drives.

I hoped this article helped. Be sure to comment if you have questions or if you think I missed something.

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