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    I got another system all setup and ready to go as well.
    I like the case too.

    I maxed it with 128mb ram dropped in a 233Mhx mmx Pentium and also added a 10gb hard drive running 98se (I already got a box running 95). After installing a 56k modem, network card and Sound Blaster card I only have two PCI slots left and now I just have to locate two more STB Voodoo2 cards so I can add 3D acceleration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeXT View Post
    I got another system all setup and ready to go as well.
    I like the case too.

    I maxed it with 128mb ram dropped in a 233Mhx mmx Pentium and also added a 10gb hard drive running 98se (I already got a box running 95). After installing a 56k modem, network card and Sound Blaster card I only have two PCI slots left and now I just have to locate two more STB Voodoo2 cards so I can add 3D acceleration.
    What exact model Aptiva is that where the drives are seperate from the main unit?
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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    The handle on top says it's a 2159-S78 Aptiva. It use some sort of funky 8-bit ISA card but that's a regular cd and floppy drive in the box.
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    that's a great setup for older games. there's always DOSBOX but in some situations it's not as good as the real thing.

    p.s. you might consider replacing NT4 with win2k for the dual boot, it should be fine. i ran it on a p233 mmx for a while and it was very quick.
    My emulators!
    Fake86 8086/V20 PC emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/fake86
    MoarNES Nintendo emulator: http://sourceforge.net/p/moarnes


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    Quote Originally Posted by NeXT View Post
    I got another system all setup and ready to go as well.
    I like the case too.

    I maxed it with 128mb ram dropped in a 233Mhx mmx Pentium and also added a 10gb hard drive running 98se (I already got a box running 95). After installing a 56k modem, network card and Sound Blaster card I only have two PCI slots left and now I just have to locate two more STB Voodoo2 cards so I can add 3D acceleration.
    AHAH! So you're the one who stole my Aptiva! (I'm kidding :P)

    Any old computer from the 90s makes a good computer to play DOS games; i like doing DOS gaming on my thinkpad or Aptiva.

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