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First post, by oeuvre

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My Aptiva's case is falling apart since the front door's plastics are brittle due to age. Sending it to an IRC buddy and replacing it with this.

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An excellent retro gaming box.
Pentium II 266MHz
256MB RAM
3.5" floppy drive (doesn't work, disabled in BIOS)
CD-ROM drive
20GB 7200RPM IDE hard drive
MS-DOS 6,22
Windows for Workgroups 3.11
Windows 98SE
System Commander 7 handles multi booting
2MB ATI RAGE PRO onboard
8MB ATI Rage XL PCI video card
Crystal CS4236B sound card onboard
Creative Sound Blaster 16 CT1790 ISA sound card
3COM 3C905-TX onboard ethernet card
2x serial ports
Parallel port
PS/2 keyboard + mouse ports
2xUSB 1.1 ports
VGA
Line in/out jacks
Ethernet
HP LaserJet 5MP printer

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It was quite grimy and scratched up when received. Pretty dusty inside as well.

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Cleaned up nicely! Not completely done yet, but much better.

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Side A

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Side B

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Rear

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Inside, has ISA + PCI slots

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ATI Rage XL 8MB PCI

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Creative Sound Blaster 16 ISA sound card with YMF262 chip

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Quantum FireBall ST 3240AT 3.2GB IDE hard drive (not working)

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Western Digital Caviar 36400 6.4GB IDE hard drive (click o' death)

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BIOS screen

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System Commander 7

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MS-DOS 6.22

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output of mem

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NSSI system info

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of course

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Sound Blaster Organ

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Dr. Sbaitso

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Talking Parrot

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Windows for Workgroups 3.11

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Network ready!

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Windows 98SE desktop

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Programs

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Programs II

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AIDA32 system info

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HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 1 of 2, by buckeye

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Nice rig! How do you like the Rage video card in comparison to the other usual choices - Matrox, S3 Virge and etc.?

Intel D865GL Pentium 4 2.4ghz. 512MB DDR 400 Quadro4 900XGL 128MB SB Live 5.1 500W 98SE
Intel SE440BX P3 450 256MB 40GB Voodoo 3000 16MB SB 32pnp 350W 98SE
MSI x570 Gaming Pro Carbon Ryzen 3700x 32GB DDR4 Zotac RTX 3070 8GB WD Black 1TB 850W

Reply 2 of 2, by oeuvre

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It's fine... I like that it has 8MB VRAM instead of 2 or 4MB like the Matrox or ViRGE. Enables higher resolutions... for DOS games it's pretty decent.

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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