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?
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.
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.
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.