I agree with your assessment.
Here is the back story on this computer. My brother asked me to build him a simple web browsing machine on the cheap. John helped me out and I was able to get the i3, mobo and 8GB ram. After buying the rest of the parts for the build and assembling it by brother backs out. Just great :(. So now I am trying to sell it into a market that really is not interested in an i3. I have tried to entice people by adding more ram and now for fun RGB. I would consider swapping in an i5 or i7 but they are hard to find and overpriced IMO. I think you correct. I should strip this thing and sell it stupid CHEAP! Remove 8GB of ram, SSD and the RGB. Maybe that is the way to go? So much wasted time on this one.