[SOLVED] Newegg open box? Good deal on 5700xt build...

WildCard999

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Prebuilts cut corners on certain parts such as the motherboard, PSU and possibly memory, not a fan of open box system either.

You can build something better (faster memory for better performance) for a similar price. Yes you won't get a active Win10 license nor a cheap K/M combo but these parts are far better quality.

Disregard the error message, the board ships with a updated BIOS.
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB CHALLENGER D OC Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1049.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-15 20:33 EDT-0400
 

WildCard999

Titan
Moderator
Prebuilts cut corners on certain parts such as the motherboard, PSU and possibly memory, not a fan of open box system either.

You can build something better (faster memory for better performance) for a similar price. Yes you won't get a active Win10 license nor a cheap K/M combo but these parts are far better quality.

Disregard the error message, the board ships with a updated BIOS.
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB CHALLENGER D OC Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1049.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-15 20:33 EDT-0400
 
https://www.newegg.com/ibuypower-trace-2-pro112a/p/N82E16883227921R?Item=N82E16883227921R

Thinking about pulling the trigger on that... thoughts on the open box?
The only brand and model info given is the CPU and the case. Everything else is an unknown. Is there 1 ram module or 2? You need to know since single channel memory limits performance to some degree. Is the PSU decent or a cheap one that can barely power the system? Who knows? Is the SSD an m.2 NVME or slower SATA drive? Who knows. I could go on but you get the point. It's a lot of money and you really don't have enough information to make a good decision. If you knew brand and model details for everything in the system it'd be a lot easier to know if you're getting your moneys worth.
 

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