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Well I would maybe look at changing the motherboard to a better chipset
Have a look at the open box board, it may serve for the same price but better chipset that actually supports DDR2 800, the board you have only supports 667

I would look for a better power supply as well, have a look at this refurbished unit ( with thanks linderman )

I would also pull back to 1G of ram unless he can afford 2G

I would use the better board with the addition of a video card, A 8500Gt unless he can afford to go a 8600

ENERMAX EG851AX-VH EPS 12V 660W W/20-24 PIN CONNECTOR ATX POWER SUPPLY $65
(Refurbished Bare Product No Accessories w/15-day Warranty) (*Limit 1pcs/customer)


http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=CB19398


Open Box: ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard $74

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131070R


Open Box: SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2004C 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152022R


Open Box: MSI NX8500GT-TD256E GeForce 8500GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card $58

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127285R


Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134116


Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Processor - Retail $128

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115031


Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM $112

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116202


COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $35

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

Total $557

If funds allow, something like this

Open Box: MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card $90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127286R


Here is also an alternate Ram, and 2G for only $41 ( after rebate )

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145590
 
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