Having 32GB of RAM is like ordering the all-you-can eat buffet and asking to have it super sized so you get a bigger plate and larger cup. Is there a point? Not for most (words that will undoubtedly come back to haunt in a few years), but for home users who can actually take advantage of gobs of system memory -- content creators, work-at-home CAD designers, etc. -- iBuyPower says it's the first system builder to offer a 32GB option on all Intel Sandy Bridge rigs.
"The amount of memory in a system significantly impacts the user’s experience, this is especially true with gaming systems and workstations," said Darren Su, Vice President of iBuyPower. "The option to build a system with 32GB of memory ensures iBuyPower customers will have a positive experience with our PCs and the reason we wanted to the first system builder to offer it."
RAM is dirt cheap these days, but upgrading to 32GB still commands a premium. iBuyPower charges $715 to upgrade from 8GB (2GBx4) of DDR3-1333 memory to 32GB (8GBx4), enough of an investment of weed out some of the bragging rights-only crowd.