Wow, Scout....that sounds like just the ticket.
As I've mentioned before, I still have my old 166MHz and can play nearly any older DOS or early Windows game. I've never had any work done on it and its still in there working nearly every day, after six years. Here are the sys specs for this loyal little gem of a machine:
SONY Model PCV-100
166MHz Pentium w. MMX
Hard Drive - 2.5 GB
Standard Ram - 32 MB EDO RAM
L2 Cache Memory - 256 Pipeline Burst SRAM
Video RAM - 2 MB EDO
MPEG - MPEG1 Digital Video (Matrox)
Graphics - 3D acceleration
Sound - 3-D SONY SRS Surround
CDROM - 16X
There's the basic specs. I do have to tweak the sound with some older games, but have been able to play almost every older DOS/Win95 games with very few exceptions. If you can find one of these in good shape....I'd sure recommend it!
As far as value is concerned, these old machines are becoming sort of like a classic car.
The value to someone who already has one, well, it is probably nearly "priceless."
I wouldn't part with mine! However, the true market value is likely down in the basement!
Love, Witchen =O)