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and if you need a cpu cooler i can give you someone to PM about a stock intel 775 cooler
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get the quad..and you can probably score an aftermarket cooler for around $15-$25
 
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and if you need a cpu cooler i can give you someone to PM about a stock intel 775 cooler

No, I think you're right and it should be fine. He says it runs very cool as it is right now.

Obviously he won't be purchasing a GPU for a few months and this exact one won't be available, but to give him a good idea of what he's looking at would this be a good buy? It seems decent enough.
https://austin.craigslist.org/sys/4361313357.html
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No, I think you're right and it should be fine. He says it runs very cool as it is right now.

Obviously he won't be purchasing a GPU for a few months and this exact one won't be available, but to give him a good idea of what he's looking at would this be a good buy? It seems decent enough.
https://austin.craigslist.org/sys/4361313357.html

not thats not a good buy, that is $30 on amazon brand new haha
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1302-LR/dp/B0049MPQA4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395710288&sr=1-1&keywords=Nvidia+8400GS

youre looking for a gtx card so he can use cuda cores smile.gif
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Your best bet is going to be to buy a used syatem off of craigslist. I see quad core systems with older 8600gt for less than $250.
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Your best bet is going to be to buy a used syatem off of craigslist. I see quad core systems with older 8600gt for less than $250.

yup hes right, haha austin's craiglist aads are sooo much better
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Haha that's weird, before I even posted my last comment I found this https://austin.craigslist.org/sys/4387257885.html and have been talking my brother into getting it instead, since his total cost of upgrade had come to $250 anyways! Hopefully he does it, because then he can sell his current one and offset some costs.
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