Installing the RAM, Wi-Fi card and mSATA SSD
Before installing the RAM, SSD and Wi-Fi card, I took a look at the device in more detail, snapping a few photos as I went. I used this as a bit of a build guide, as we know that everyone loves photos!
The NUC, open and about to go into PC building surgery.
In order to install the Wi-Fi card, you'll need to remove a screw first. Then you slot in the Wi-Fi card, and the screw gets put into the hole on the top left of the Wi-Fi card, securing it into place, as shown above.
Once you've done this, you'll need to connect the two antennas to the Wi-Fi card, as shown above.
Next up, you'll have to repeat the process with the larger screw - which will be removed, getting ready for the mSATA SSD installation.
Once installed, it will look like the Intel SSD 520 Series does in our unit, above.
Once it's all installed, the Wi-Fi card and mSATA SSD drive sit awfully close together - but they seem snug. If there are any overheating issues, we should find out soon enough. After I completed the build of the NUC, I've run over some initial impressions in the video below.
I was quite impressed in how quickly the NUC can be built, obviously there's only the RAM, mSATA SSD and Wi-Fi card, but it was still just so easy. A complete novice could do it, without looking at the provided instructions. I have to give Intel credit here - they've taken the hard part out of building a system.
On the bottom of the NUC, Intel has given the PC some ventilation which should help with any heat exhaustion issues.
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