AFAIK, the "m" stands for micro, as in micro-atx. The m.2 shield doesn't really matter if you aren't giving it a big task to do over a long time. Most of those are just for looks, though I used mine just in caseOkay. Is there a difference between B550M and b550, and does the m. 2 shield matter if I have excellent airflow
Yes, you can buy an M.2 SSD heatsink online for relatively cheap. They're typically a sticker or (fancy) rubber band method of attachment.Can I install one if my mobo doesn't have it
This question has been asked and answered, see the answer again below.Can you tell me about the two psu's I sent above and which ones better the seasonic gx 750 and the straight power 11
Depends. Can be either or both or neither.
If you plan on keeping the psu for the intended upgrade in a few years, then the Seasonic is slightly better than the straight power, and by then you might actually have a need for a 750w/850w psu.
But that's the kicker, need. I'm running my entire full custom loop, 3700x OC with a 2070Super OC all from a tiny SFX 600w. If your intended power draw on the upgrade is going to be higher than mine, a 750w might be doable. But if not, it's a waste of money, you'd be more than fine with a 450w, a 650w already being overkill.
Bigger absolutely does not mean better, I'd throw my Corsair SFX-600 Platinum up against almost any 750w/850w Bronze or Gold and still come out ahead, and I'm not talking about efficiency ratings there.
So what's the intended upgrade going to be? A 10900k/5900x class cpu with 3080 class or bigger gpu? Those require a 750/850w psu. If you are only looking at a 5600x/11600k class cpu with a 3060/3070 class gpu, then a 650w is plenty.
I'd rather put money into a 650w Platinum with a 10-12 year wattanty than a 850w Gold with a 5-10 year warranty for roughly the same price.
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