Got some retro parts for an older PC I am putting together. The desktop itself isn’t here yet, but hopefully tomorrow it’ll come.

CNet NE2000 ISA ethernet card (NE2000 clone)
Number Nine Imagine 128 Series II 4MB PCI video card
Creative Sound Blaster 16 CT1740 with Creative WaveBlaster II CT1910 daughterboard

Closer look at the CNet NE2000 clone, which has a bit of ethernet history. The Novell NE1000 and NE2000 were among the first “affordable” ethernet cards and it made home networking a lot easier and affordable in the late 1980s/early 1990s.


A closer look at the Number Nine Imagine 128 Series II 4MB PCI video card... I put a memory chip in the bottom right to add to the video memory... of the chip on the back. Yep, it has 2 cards, sort of, in one. For MS-DOS support, it has a 512KB Cirrus Logic CL-GD5424 card. Now it has 1MB VRAM for the Cirrus Logic chip.

Other side of the Number Nine card... what’s that? A Cirrus Logic CL-GD5424 chip for use in MS-DOS! Pretty cool.


SB16 with OPL3 YMF-262 chip and a WaveBlaster II daughtercard. Note the manual volume wheel!

Gonna be fun putting this together and getting it all working tomorrow.