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IBM Aptiva 2176-C73
Intel Pentium 200MHz
64MB 72-pin SIMM RAM (was 16MB)
256K cache via COAST module
3.5" floppy drive
8X Hitachi CDR-7930 CD-ROM drive
3.5" IBM IC35L020AVER07-0 20GB 7200RPM hard drive
MS-DOS 6.22 + Windows for Workgroups 3.11 + Windows 95
Dual booting handled by System Commander 7
2MB ATI Mach64 GT onboard video
4MB Matrox Mystique 220 PCI video card
Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 CT4500 ISA sound card (replaced an IBM Mwave modem/sound card combo, gross)
Kingston NE2000 clone ISA network card
Replaced internal fan with a quieter Arctic fan

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Some bits, like the floppy drive bezel and the power button, were yellowed.

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Retrobright came out nicely.

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rear

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naked

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interesting hard drive location

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side view of the guts with plenty of drive bays (for 1996 at least)

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lower section

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Matrox Mystique 220 4MB PCI video card

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Creative Sound Blaster AWE64 CT4500 ISA sound card

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Kingston KNE2021LC NE2000 clone ISA network card

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Trusty input devices, an IBM Model M and a PS/2 Logitech optical mouse.

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BIOS screen

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NSSI

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ver + mem

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defrag

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dosshell

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Norton Commander

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DOOM

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Windows for Workgroups 3.11

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System Commander 7 boot menu

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Windows 95 starting up

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AIDA32 system info

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Programs part I

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Programs part II

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Microsoft Word 97

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Windows 95 can play nice with USB flash drives, as long as it is OSR2 or higher.

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bonus GIF

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