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March 14, 2010 7:10:40 PM

Hi Forum,
I'd really appreciate your help. I've ordered a load of components for a new PC build. I went for a Golden Arrow Killer Xeno Pro PCI-E NIC card but also wouldn't mind wireless ability. Could I install a wireless n adapter along with the Golden Arrow without compatibility issues? I think I should be ok for PCI slots. Thanks in advance.
The system so far:
Components
Case COOLERMASTER COSMOS S FULL TOWER PC COMPUTER CASE
CPU SUPERCHARGED 975+ 4.3GHz Intel Core i7 Extreme 7.3+GT CPU
Heat Sink COOLER MASTER RR-B2P-UV10-GP V10 Heat Sink
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7, X58
Hard-drives OCZ Vertex Series SATAII 2.5" SSD 60GB
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA2
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA2
RAM Corsair 12GB DDR3 Intel Core i7 1333MHz HX3X12G1333C9
Video Card HIS HD 5970 2GB (2x256bit) GDDR5 PCIe DirectX 11
Power Supply Corsair HX 1000W PSU
Blu-Ray Burner LG Blu-Ray burner BH10LS30, 10x,
Network Card Golden Arrow Killer Xeno Pro PCI-E NIC card
OS Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Full Version Sealed
Fans 3 X Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fans
Fans Akasa AK-FN057 APACHE 12cm fan
Fan Controller Zalman Fan Controller
Gaming Mouse Microsoft Sidewinder X8
Thermal Paste Arctic Fox
Tools Electronic Precision Tool-Kit (10-Piece)
TV Hauppauge WinTV 4000 Adapter

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March 14, 2010 8:35:32 PM

Yes. From a hardware perspective, you can install as many wired or wireless network adapters as you like, assuming you have the relevant ports available (PCI, PCIe, or USB).

The real compatibility issue is at the OS level. You'll want to be sure to get a wireless network adapter that works w/ your intended OS (Windows 7, Linux, etc.).

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-...

You could also consider a wireless Ethernet bridge instead and avoid any possibility of OS incompatibilities (my personal preference for desktops):

[wireless router]<-- wireless -->[wireless ethernet bridge]<-- wire -->[pc]

March 14, 2010 9:10:16 PM

Thanks my friend, I'll take your advice.
Regards[
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