Question ecollegepc

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Anyone have any experience with this site? I'm considering ordering a $2600 computer build. I like that they have many options for each selection (case, RAM, etc.), but are they reputable? Do they do a quality job?

Otherwise looking at Origin Neuron.
 

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Sorry, I misremembered the price. $2,399, free shipping.

Intel Core i7 9700 3.0Ghz (4.7Ghz Turbo) 12MB Cache Eight-Core |
Phanteks Silver Enthoo Evolv X Tempered Glass (8 3.5) 3 Fans, Audio/USB 3.0 |
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Pro Wifi (Intel Z390, HDMI, 3xPCI-E, 2xM.2, 6xSATA, 4xDDR4, Wifi) |
16GB (8GBx2) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3200Mhz Memory Lifetime Warranty |
1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus MZ-V7S1T0B/AM PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD |
8GB GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GDDR6 PCI-E DP/HDMI (Major Brand) |
750watt EVGA SuperNOVA G5 Modular 80 PLUS GOLD CERTIFIED
Noctua NH-U12S 120mm Fan Quiet |
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit (Includes DVD + COA + Install) |
 

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Yours, $2400

or.....$1878

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($186.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($653.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Evolv X ATX Mid Tower Case ($196.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1878.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 01:26 EDT-0400
 

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Yes, it is. Ordering a dozen different items from different places, learning how to put them together, and then figuring which part isn't working if the thing goes wrong is worth paying someone to do it for me. It takes more than an afternoon to learn how to to this, it takes more than an afternoon to troubleshoot problems. Thanks for asking, though.
 

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OK.

On to the parts selection.
Not bad. Most changes would be personal preference.
I'd personally find a less expensive case.

As for that site.
They appear to be a bit better than some of the other prebuilt places.
3 year warranty vs the typical 1 year.

However for the warranty: http://www.ecollegepc.com/warranty.html
"Buyer pays shipping on all returned merchandise even if returned for repair and must also insure all items shipped back. "
Something breaks, YOU have to pay to ship it to them. Not cheap.
 
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Thread is a little old, but wanted to chime in because I'm looking at eCollegePc too. I don't think it's fair to compare the price he's getting with PcPartPicker, but instead to any of the other custom builders like CyberPower or FalconNW. By comparison, their prices are much less. I've built PCs before, but I used to buy a new pc about every 2 or 3 years. Now it's like every 10 years. I've looked at an in between option of getting a build from eCollegePC with cpu, motherboard, case and power supply, and CD Burner if you still want one of those. Then buy the hard drives, memory, video card separately. You can save about $150 that way and installing that stuff is dead simple. I don't like the fear of messing up a pin on a CPU as I install it or frying a motherboard accidentally. The other thing to consider about eCollegePC is that for $29 you get free pickup and returns for 1 year on your warranty. You can get 3 years, but I figure if anything goes wrong, it will be in the first few months. I've never bought from them so I'm not a customer and this is not an endorsement. Just saying their prices are actually really good compared to any other custom builder.
 

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