Conventional wisdom with computers and technology is that making purchases with the goal of "future proofing" is unwise. The logic is that technology keeps on getting cheaper over time. So buying components or devices that satisfy a future need is not economical. But we now have at least 2 exceptions to the rule, memory and graphics cards. Since both have increased in price by a lot in the past 12 months. When I bought an MSI laptop a couple of years ago they threw in 16 gb of extra ddr4 ram for free (I guess there was a glut of ram at the time). So the machine has 32 gb, which is great. If I had to add ram now it would be a problem due to price (I currently am dealing with this problem with the desktop PC). So the extra ram "future proofing" paid off on the laptop. Has this happened to any of you? I am guessing yes, especially on the gpu side.