Time for another update.
I bought a few things. The idea is that it'll get shipped by the time I'm and it'll be there waiting for me. First thing, I found a guy on the overclock.net forums named pcnuttie selling a EMachine LCD monitor.
$64.00 after shipping, everything included. He says it was lightly used for only 3 months. From what I can find online, EMachines are affordable machines, and $64 is cheaper than any refurbished I could find.
Second, I bought some ArcticSilver thermal paste, pretty much a staple for replacing heatsinks.
I bought this from newegg.com for $12.98 after shipping. At quick look, it only contains 1 cc, but each use is only a pea sized.
Running total: $184.97
Sorry for the slow movement, but I didn't have access to a keyboard or monitor, and I've been busy with work and school.