16 is for extensive use of sample libraries. You'd benefit more from an SSD. OWC makes good ones and I'll be getting an upgrade on my current SSD in January. FWIW I use 8 GB and haven't had a problem. I've mixed an EP, went though Berklee's online production program and use my computer daily to make stuff. But then again I do my own sound design and rarely use a lot of Kontakt-y type stuff. Where I really suffer is due to my Mini's integrated graphics.