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Product & services pricing 10.00/10
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Return/Replacement policy: 10.00/10
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5/5
2018-05-05

Will Never buy a computer any where else (well--unless it's a MAC)

"In Dec 2017 I began shopping for a custom built PC for a pc based higher end video editing system. I came across eCollegePC and began having conversations with Mike. At the time (as many people know) the prices for higher end GPUs more than doubled in many instances. I began conversations with mike about system build, needs prices, insights, recommendations, etc etc etc...I began the process in Dec---with his advice he said if I wasn't in a rush to wait and see if the GPU would come down in price over the follow few months...which it did not. About me---I would call myself a High maintenance customer. Service and responsiveness is a must, balanced with price. From the first email I sent, I exchanged OVER 50 emails back and forth with Mike. In what universe any where do you get that type of responsiveness, support and patience. He didn't push me in any direction---I asked for feedback on the computer case from a build ability and look and he immediately gave me his preference for a build and future expandability and that looks nice. I was in conversation (if you can call it that) i essentially priced the same computer online--for the service I got i'm willing to pay a few hundred dollars more...but when i shared what other systems quotes were he matched the quotes AND they even helped configure and build my system to be built by the specifications recommended for DaVinci Resolve. They installed the free version for me. No pressure sales NO BS just wants to get it right, at least for me, and worth every penny I paid i have no doubt whatsoever that they will take care of me if anything goes sideways on me with my system. The final price was about what I would have paid if I wanted to build it myself, they put it together, did the burn in and test before shipping, shipping was included in the cost of the purchase AND I get their 3 year warranty. On their website read what they say in the "why buy from us?" link... it's all 100% accurate and true to the word. Maybe you have contacts from other computer buyers...you will not make a mistake buying from this company. Mike will take care of you. "

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5/5
2018-04-27

Great experience all around

"I was in search of a gaming PC and I got caught up by some flashy adds on facebook from another company. I must say it was a bad experience. One of the other disgruntled customers turned me on to eCollegePC, and man am I glad he did. This was a night and day experience. The sales team was very responsive and they delivered an excellent product in the time frame they promise. This is a whole lot more than I can say for the other guys. These guys have my business again when I need another PC. If you are on the fence get off and go with the awesome team at eCollegePC you won't regret it."

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5/5
2018-04-13

Good Prices, and excellent ordering support

"Our high end server died after seven years and we need a new one. eCollegePC and Dell were the last two companies in the running for our contract.
In the end eCollegePC offered not only a cheaper price but more processing power, and more hardware for less. More so that Dell didn't even sell the latests Intel CPU which eCollegePC already had on hand. The entire process till shipping was was amazing with Mike who kept us informed and emailed all the queries we kept sending before ordering. The company even went the extra mile to install Ubuntu and blacklist a list we send as we do very high end complex processing thus we have to blacklist a lot of drivers in Ubuntu so Ubuntu does not will kill our high end GPU's with using Cuda. The company even held the computer back till they got Cuda installed for us in Ubuntu as it a pain to install. In all an amazing experience backed by a complete three year warranty including shipping and returning the server.

Sadly Dell use to be what eCollegePC is today. Instead Dell has outsourced all the onsite people in Texas to an Indian company who does not understand that Dell doesn't even offer the same products as eCollegePC thus how can you price match (I am Indian). I kept getting emails from Dell to let us price match!
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5/5
2018-03-26

Excellent buying experience from eCollege

"The PC I ordered from eCollege worked great for a couple of days; then it began refusing to start….as though it was unplugged. eCollege agreed to take it back and check it out. They found nothing wrong but replaced the PSU anyway and returned it. Still had the problem. After working with their tech support, I discovered my USB keyboard was causing the issue, not the PC. They went beyond the call of duty to make a happy customer. I give them 5 stars."

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5/5
2018-03-02

Awesome service

"After losing my pc due to a power surge a while back I decided I want to have another built. I researched many online companies but it seemed most of the custom systems were aimed at gamers. I’m not a gamer but do 3D renderings and editing as a hobby.

Computer technology has jumped ahead so much since I had my last pc. I read the ratings here and on other sides on the best online pc builders and was impressed by ecollegepc and went with them. There website is very user friendly when picking what you want on side your pc. I had a better choice of components, cases, etc than some of the other places I looked,

The value was excellent I could get exactly the pc I wanted for less then anywhere else.

When I received my pc everything inside looked clean the cable routing was outstanding with ultimate cooling in mind. Some places cable routing run over components, block airflow and are sloppy not so with a ecollegepc pc.

The sales staff and support is top notch Mike answered ever question and concerns in a timely manner. When my pc was completely Mike let me know and when it would be shipped. They really take great care in shipping your pc there were no dings, dents or loose components when I received mine.

If you want value, quality and great customer service then go with ecollegepc you won’t be disappointed!!!

Thanks ecollegepc!!!
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5/5
2018-03-01

If I ever buy a prebuilt again it will be from these guys

"Gorgeous build, awesome customer service, fast shipping, what more could I ask for? Can't emphasize enough how good they are! "

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5/5
2018-02-02

eCollegePC: What a Buying Experience Should Be

"In summary, building and buying a PC from eCollegePC exemplifies the very highest quality standards in the marketplace. If you're serious about buying a custom configured PC and want; great service, straight-forward configuration, competitive pricing, and a killer system you'll be happy with, look no further. Highlights of my experience include:

* Easy, uncomplicated selection of the components I needed on the website.
* Professional, thoughtful guidance (by phone) on putting together the final build (no up-sell - just facts and experienced opinions).
* Performance. Quality, on-time build and shipping. What was promised, happened.
* Rapid, considered and clear communication. WYSIWYG invoicing.
* Well packed, high quality plug n play system with ZERO bloatware or "fluff". All component manuals and spare parts included.

No matter your skill level, working with Mike and his team at eCollegePC will be one of the best technology buying experiences you can have. I base this recommendation on 30 years of experience buying systems, both for personal use and volume office use. I will be recommending eCollegePC to all my friends/clients, and will look to them for my next purchase(s).

I have absolutely no service or upgrade needs at the moment, but should that occur, I have 100% confidence that the eCollegePC team will take care of me; professionally, fairly and promptly.
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5/5
2018-02-01

What Dell used to be a long time ago .....

"I tried another online, larger, custom computer assembler that had a lot of very good reviews, but about 10% bad reviews. I ended up being one of the 10% with missing and DOA components. Seller didn't check it before shipping.

So I found eCollegePC, with a small minority of bad reviews. Mike gave me a good price, shipped in about a week, delivered it to my office (other required home address), and the computer is functioning perfectly. Mike was very easy to deal with - a couple of emails, online payment, then the custom computer shows up. Assembly was orderly with cables neatly tucked away. i suggest you avoid any other seller with disproportionate 1 star reviews no matter what. Some custom computer manufacturers "graduate" to bulk/boring mass market systems, like Dell did. eCollegePC seems still geared for the custom/enthusiast buyer seeking high performance; if that's who you are, they are worth a look.
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5/5
2017-11-09

Just built the pc i was dreaming of!

"Really love it! everything is well cabled and very neatly organized. lots of room for growth and all the parts are good, name brands. I was able to save money by opting out of parts that I already had, something that doesn't seem to be an option on the other pc building websites I checked out. From the purchase date it took less than a week to arrive. I accidentally entered the wrong address to ship the pc to and customer service figured it out quick and painless. I am pretty hella happy with my purchase! "

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5/5
2017-11-06

I've been buying from eCollegePC for a long time.

"They sell good parts, give great service but, most important of all, their advice is truthful and they aren't trying to make big bucks from each sale.
I am upgrading a PC that I originally bought from them 7 years ago. In the interim I've updated all the drives, power supply and installed a high end video card. I'm a photographer and the big files from new cameras were just slowing me down and so I went back to eCollegePC for advice and a quote.
I repeated his suggestions in a thread in an online community and the general consensus was that the price was eminently fair and it was an excellent upgrade for my purpose.
There was one last incident that proved their worth. I asked if my existing power supply was adequate and, even knowing he could have sold me an upgrade, Mike told me that mine was fine.
Top notch place.
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5/5
2017-09-01

OMG! its so tiny and cute!

"Recently built myself a gaming system from eCollegePC and had to say the service was amazing along with the price. They answered my email about shipping promptly, and the computer arrived within a week. The computer is well put together, cable management great, and OMG! it is so so quiet, had to turn my room fan off to even hear it, and even then i had to strain. The case is super tiny (only 15" tall!) and cute too so i love it. Really cant recommend these guys enough, you wont be disappointed."

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5/5
2017-08-09

First time with this vendor

"I have a background in information technology and have had experience building software images for an agency of the US Government. We had a few different computers fri, major computer manufacturers. I know how much attention to detail is required to match software to hardware. It took patience and hard work , and I rarely succeeded the first time.
As a result, I have been patient with builders of computers who have omitted a driver or forgot to include a component required. Maybe five computers from different vendors. No one has ever got it perfect. Until now.
Ecollegepc got it right the first time. They even plugged sockets on the computer case that were not pertinent to my build. I am hard to impress. But I am this time.
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5/5
2017-07-14

Amazing

"Excellent customer service. They respond to your email or calls quickly. Excellent computer builders with extremely competitive prices. I would've given them a rating of 10/5 if I could."

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5/5
2017-06-27

Excellent Customer Service

"Machine arrived timely - looks great and working well so far! My son loves it, but forgot to get a wireless card so I reached out to customer service. Mike responded VERY quickly and even made recommendations on what to purchase for us! In an age where customer service is dead, it's nice to work with a company that still appreciates its customers! Thanks, Mike! "

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5/5
2017-05-05

The Real Deal

"I purchased a custom gaming computer from e-college PC in January 2017 and wanted to wait a few months before I wrote this review to see how the machine performed over time. Well I can't say enough good things about this company. The entire process was quick, efficient and I got exactly the computer I wanted. This is the fourth custom machine I have ordered over the past 12 year - the previous three from other vendors, so I believe I have a reasonable comparison based upon my experience with other computer builders.

The first thing I noticed when looking at e-College's offerings was that they were not forcing me into a partially pre-built machine, some components of which I did not want but could not change. In the past few years I have noticed that this seems to be the trend in this industry - moving away from "you pick exactly the components you want" to "we will build half the machine and you choose the rest". This was true with every other vendor I looked at but was not the case with e-College. You choose every component you want and you aren't penalized financially for that option. The machine that I had built could not have been completed by any other manufacturer because they either did not offer or did not have all the components I wanted. I was even able to get the newly released samsung 1Tb 960 Pro m.2 drives the day after they were released to the consumer market. These drives were out-if-stock everywhere because of anticipated demand.

The second major difference I noted in dealing with e-College was the time from order to delivery, which in my case was about 10 days. In all my previous custom purchases the process took anywhere from 6-8 weeks and that was after many calls asking them about my ship date. e-College also offers warranty options and support that far exceed those offered by any other vendor I have come across. As far as price goes, I got much more computer for far less money than I could have gotten from any other builder.

Lastly and most importantly, the computer I received runs like a dream. I have had it for 4 months and it hasn't missed a beat. In the end this is really what it's all about. A great machine at really good and fair price.

This company bypasses the advertising blitzes and claims of the other vendors and very quietly just gets it done. If all remains as is in terms of performance of my unit, I will never buy a computer from any other builder - they have earned my business and I highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a custom machine.
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