First time posting here. Figured you all would enjoy maybe some of the things I'm doing?
Sort of a tear-down/cleanup of an AST Advantage! 9313 I've had for a while that's been sitting.
It's a Pentium non-MMX 200 with a whopping 128MB of memory. Not bad for 1997.
First photo was showing that the case itself had easy access to installing additional storage and a place for it specifically. I'd never seen this before in an OEM case. Especially not one of this vintage.
The second photo is peak 2001, thought the 9/11 background and everything was a time capsule.
Third photo is sort of the bottom where I've already taken it apart to a point - expansion cards are upside down.
Last photo is the bare board, it's got a Triton II chipset, but I can't find much more about the board or computer itself as AST is long gone.
But, it has USB on-board. Which is actually pretty great.
The machine itself came with 24MB of memory, and a 3GB HDD. It was upgraded to 128MB and 10GB by the time I got to it.
The plan is to create maybe a vintage gaming machine, or something? I haven't necessarily decided yet. It's just fun to work with these things in my off-time.