Nothing like old, cheap tech. The seller accepted my $200 offer, and it should be here on Friday. Unfortunately I start a new schedule this week and will be working more conventional hours instead of the 0300-1200 like I have been for the last few months, so being there when it’s delivered is not likely. Depending on the carrier I’ll see if I can get it dropped at a remote location, like a local market, so I can pick it up at a reasonable time.

Now to find a video card. It looks like the best option for price, speed and compatibility is the GTX 1050 Ti. There was one on Craigslist for almost a week, but when I contacted the owner on Thursday morning, the day before payday, he said it sold that morning. Damn! He was asking $100 and that seemed like quite a fair price, but now it looks like I’ll have to spend a bit more. Sure, there are a ton of reasonable video cards out there, but I want something affordable with decent Macintosh compatibility, and the 1050 Ti seemed to hit the sweet spot. Time for a little more research...