Poor college student needs computer. Dell T3400 refurbished?

I'm an engineering student...... no computer at the moment. Cost is an issue
Looking at the Dell T3400 in outlet. Can be had in $500
range less monitor
First off... I haven't kept up with Del workstation hardware..... this one is new to me. Is it good?
Want to be able to eventually run solids modelers, etc..... not at the moment but have some run to upgrade in case I need to
specs as follows:
Operating System Genuine Windows XP Pro -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Memory 1 GB DDR2 NON-ECC SDRAM 677MHz (2 DIMMs) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hard Disk Drive 80 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Video 256MB PCIe x16 nVidia NVS 290, Dual Monitor DVI Capable -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Certified Refurbished Certified Refurbished -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Base Precision Workstation T3400 Mini-Tower: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.80GHz/800MHz/2MB L2) 525W -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Media Bay 48X Max Variable CD ROM Drive -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hardware Upgrade Desktop Chassis Configuration Hardware is Microsoft Vista Capable Internal Speaker USB Keyboard USB Keyboard USB 2 Button Mouse
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