I'm considering between Phantom Gaming 4 vs. HDV for the B550M mobo, to pair with a Ryzen 5 3600 (little to no overclocking). The price difference is small (like $13), but I'm in a tight budget. The difference in features seem to be:
- CPU Power Connector: Phantom's 8-pin vs. HDV's 4-pin
- M.2 Socket: Phantom has 2 sockets, while HDV only has 1
- PCIe 3.0: Phantom has one more PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots.
- Max Memory Supported: Phantom supports 128gb while HDV supports 64gb
- What does the 8-pin vs. 4-pin imply, for the CPU Power Connector? Is the 8-pin for "future proof," say 3-4 years down the lane?
- Is having one more PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots only more useful if I plan on adding PCIe SSDs in the future?