Nope, mine was brand new. If you weren't planning on getting yours open box, return it. Make sure you get what you buy. Hope this helps!
True enough! Probably still going to be changing stuff here and there for a while.
When I was planning the build I was thinking about RGB, but decided not to as RGB is more expensive. It didn't matter what color I made the PC though, since my mouse and keyboard are RGB, so they could match whatever I made. Would definitely like RGB, though.
Yeah, I would've opted for the SPEC-05 had it been available. Thanks!
Yeah, I checked that on every CPU I was considering. My brother had an i7 4790 and I needed to make sure that the CPU was at least near the performance of that.
Thanks! And you're absolutely right, it was fun planning and building this. Definitely never buying a pre-built.
Exactly what I was thinking when I chose the 8100. I still have plenty upgrade potential with the mobo and PSU I'm using.
Great build dude! Always nice to help out family. +1
Yeah, the CPU cooler was definitely future upgrade, but that'll have to wait. The temps are fine right now, and if anything a new CPU upgrade would come along with a better cooler upgrade. Thanks for the suggestion!
Lol, never actually thought of a splitter. You're absolutely right though. Probably a better idea than a fan hub anyway. Thanks for the suggestion!
Yeah, I really wish Canada Computers had it in stock at the time of buying. But either way, I still like this one.
Honestly I would have, if they were the same price. Canada went through a bit of a crisis when Canada Post workers went on strike, meaning that if I wanted the cheaper Black Friday prices, I would have to buy in store. Canada Computers had VERY limited stock in terms of, well, everything. The RAM was the last in stock when I went to buy it, for example.
I did check the price of both AMD and Intel side of things, and while the i3-8100 was $160 CAD with a B360 mobo for $70, the Ryzen 5 2600 was around $220 CAD. Add on the $130 B450 mobo and it was way more expensive than the i3.
Alas, I went with the i3. I do wish I could have gotten a 2600, but the prices were too high.
Thanks for the suggestion, though! Glad you enjoyed my build.