Wireless Network Adapter
This is my second build, the first one being a P4 3.4ghz Socket-478 built in 2004 which is still kicking (seen in the pics). Built many a PCs for family and friends over the years but was always waiting quietly to build my ultimate PC until now. Built this PC primarily for gaming and additionally for video & photo editing. I know it's an overkill for my requirements, however I had been saving up for it so what the hell. I started collecting the parts within May-June 2013, all mostly from Amazon.com, and then took them back to my home in India. In India they are priced at a whopping 20-30% more and thus the decision to lug back all the parts with me. Put it all in a suitcase with extra padding, checked it in the aircraft and hoped they would arrive in one piece and work once assembled.......and they do work flawlessly. Didn't pay any excess baggage courtesy Horizon Air & Emirates. Had an allowance of 2pcs (23kgs each) and carried 3pcs (Two suitcases at 23kgs each and one Monitor at 11kgs). My lucky day and the staff was ever so courteous.....thanks ladies.
Had no choice but to buy the Case, PSU & CPU Cooler through the best online website in India (www.theitdepot.com) else I would have ended up paying more in excess baggage than saving by shopping in the USA. Additionally bought the WD Caviar HDDs, Case Fans, Keyboard & Mouse in India as the price difference was negligible.
Had a minor hiccup during the CPU Cooler assembly as one of the four standoff screws had a bad thread and as a result I was unable get the thumb-nut on and secure the cooler pump unit in place. Wrote to Corsair Support in the USA and India the next day with unsure thoughts of the outcome. Was I knocked over when I received a full replacement set each from both in flat three days. Three cheers for Corsair !!!
Finally put it all together, crossed my fingers and fired her up on the 10th of August.........what can I say.....sheer joy at each beep. Haven't started OCing yet as I am not an experienced OCer......will do a bit of studying in that area first and then post stable configurations and benchmark results. In the meantime I'm posting a few pics of my assembly from the start to the finish. However, please excuse the quality of the pics as they're taken by my phone.
I had an incredible time building this PC, right from the very start of researching, browsing & shopping till she was finally put together. PCPartPicker and its users have throughout been an enormous help with the researching, shopping and building experience....cheers to all.
Comments, questions, tips and info are always welcome....Cheers!