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Been trying to land one of these for a while. Finally found one at a reasonable price. Restored it.

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AMD Duron 700MHz (ordered a 1.1GHz upgrade)
512MB RAM
16MB NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64 AGP video card (upgrading this to an ATI Radeon 9600)
3.5" floppy drive
5.25" 40X CD-ROM drive
20GB 5400RPM HD (upgrading this)
Intel PRO/100M PCI ethernet card
Turtle Beach Montego II AU8830 A3D PCI sound card
56K PCI modem
PS/2 ports
2xUSB ports rear
2xUSB ports front
Serial port
Parallel port

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the rear

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side with the original sticker on it

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other side

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this was FILTHY when I got it... air compressors FTW

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gross, so many dust bunnies

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all cleaned up

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dem guts

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addon cards

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NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64 16MB AGP video card

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Intel PRO/100M PCI ethernet card
VIA USB 2.0 card (not gonna use this)

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Other side of the network card

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Turtle Beach Montego II A3D card... dat AU8830

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back of the sound card

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Seagate ST320423A

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First order of business was to update the BIOS to allow support for AMD Thunderbird processors

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BIOS screen

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Windows 98 desktop

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Specs

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Some programs

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and more

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The front has a disc holder.

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Retrobrighted the front blank plates but otherwise everything was cleaned with a magic eraser, isopropyl alcohol, and some old rags + shirts. It’s gonna eventually be a 98SE + 2000 dual boot rig for late 90s/early 2000s games. Plan is to bump it up to 1.1GHz 512MB RAM 40GB 7200RPM HD ATI RADEON 9600SE and it’ll be all set.

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