Since our founding in 1999, OpenSourcePC Inc. has become one of the nation’s largest SIs (System Integrator) and has relationships with all of the top computer component and software companies in the world including Intel, AMD, nVIDIA, ATI, Microsoft, and many more. At OpenSourcePC, we build some of the most highly regarded computing solutions in the industry for demanding customers who need the highest performance machines with the most reliable components. OpenSourcePC is also highly regarded for our excellent customer service and technical support quality.
In addition to quality products, customer service is among our highest priorities. Our philosophy is to extend ourselves indefinitely to our customers in providing for their every need. We will never compromise our efforts to provide the “best overall value” for our customers.
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OpenSourcePC offers some of the most unique laptop and desktop customization options around, allowing you to personalize your next PC purchase to the extreme.
Click here to view all of OpenSourcePC’s customization options.
Our goal at OpenSourcePC is to offer our customers the largest selection of customization options and personalization services.
Due to the amount of time spent customizing and testing computer systems, OpenSourcePC Services are non-refundable services. In laptop and desktop configuration pages, any option labeled “OSPC Service” is a service from OpenSourcePC which is non-refundable upon the return or cancellation of any system.
If you have any questions regarding our services, return or cancellation policies, please contact us directly.
If you have removed your Primary Hard Drive you would lose your OS installation if your model originally came with an Operating System. Models that do not come with any Operating System would require a Hard Drive and an Operating System to be installed.
We provide an option to install on a secondary drive. To find out more information on this, please speak with your Verifications or Sales Representative.
When ordering your new laptop or desktop, it is easy to get excited about your new machine, however please keep in mind the time it takes to build and deliver your hand-customized computer. Please take into account various factors, such as additional custom work like wrapping or painting (if purchased) and parts availability as various parts can be delayed by the manufacturer. With any new technology, video cards or new models, etc. there is the possibility of delays due to setbacks from the manufacturers. This means that OpenSourcePC must delay orders in these instances, but we will keep you updated to any possible delays as soon as information becomes available.
The following explains the different phases your computer goes through while at OpenSourcePC. You will receive email updates throughout the process letting you know what phase your computer is in.
Phase 0 — Payment Processing
Depending on the method used, this phase may delay your final shipping date from 0 up to 21 business days. Please keep this in mind when selecting your option and while waiting for your new machine to arrive.
- All checks (Bank, Business/Company, personal) & Money Orders must clear before orders are moved to production. (Clearing time can take up to 21 business days from the date of deposit).
- PayPal eCheck payments require 3–4 business days to clear PayPal’s system. Regular PayPal payments are instant and no clearing time is needed.
- Wire Transfer/EFT Payments. Detailed instructions will be sent to you by email once the order is received and our rebate is applied.
- Credit Cards are instant forms of payment and there should be no delays.
Phase 1 — Payment Processed & Inventory Gathering
Your OpenSourcePC order has been successfully processed and payment has been applied to your order. Our billing department is preparing your build/sales order and passing this to the inventory control department so necessary components can be gathered for your order. Any accessories that were ordered are being pulled and may be shipped out separately from the build.
Phase 2 — Inventory Allocation
A special component bin has been assigned to your order. The parts and custom materials needed for your system are being pulled from inventory and placed in your bin. Once all of the hardware is inside your component bin, it will proceed to the Custom Modifications or to the Assembly & Build queue.
Phase 3 — Custom Modifications
Your order is now undergoing custom modification by a skilled OpenSourcePC technician. A dedicated OpenSourcePC technician will prepare your system for the custom modification purchased. Modifications completed in this stage are Custom Painting, Wrapping, Laser Etching or Custom Backlight Art.
Phase 4 — Assembly & Build
Your order is now placed into one of our specialized test benches in our production department. A dedicated OpenSourcePC technician will carefully complete the requested customizations for your order.
Phase 5 — Stress Testing, Burn-In, Technical Analysis and Quality Assurance
Your custom machine has successfully been built and is being prepared for analysis & testing. We will install testing, benchmark utilities and burn-in software necessary to scrupulously monitor your system’s performance throughout our testing & burn-in process. Afterwards, we perform a series of torturous tests that push the hardware components in your system to the very limit.
Your system will also undergo a very thorough quality control analysis to identify any issues that may not have been caught during stress testing. An OpenSourcePC Quality Assurance Inspector will meticulously inspect your machine, confirm the configuration and any special requests on your order.
Phase 6 — Final Testing & Quality Assurance
Your custom machine has successfully been built and passed our stress-testing, validating the integrity and stability of your system. Your system has also passed a very thorough quality control analysis, completing the final phase in the process.
Your OpenSourcePC custom computer is being hand packaged by a certified shipping technician and is verified by the shipping carrier.
Please see acceptable payment methods below or you can view more information on our payment information page.
- Credit Cards
- We accept international Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. You can feel confident knowing that your personal and account information is secure. We employ the latest encryption technology in all parts of our site that require any personal information
- Monthly Payments
- You can select Affirm at checkout and make payments as low as $64 over 3, 6 or 12 months. Checking your eligibility will not affect your credit score.
- PayPal Credit
- PayPal credit allows you to pay off the full balance right away or make payments over a period of time. If you pay off the balance in 6 months, you won’ be charged any interest.
- You can sign-up for or login to your PayPal account to securely pay for your purchase. PayPal uses data encryption and anti-fraud technology to keep your information secure, reducing the risk of online fraud.
- Bank Wire Transfers, Checks & Money Orders:
- We accept bank wire transfers, personal checks, company checks, cashier’s checks and money orders. Simply place an online order, then mail your check or money order with a printed copy of your order confirmation page to:
- 4000 Lowell Circle
- Suite C
- Lincoln, NE 68502
- Attn: Accounts Receivable
Please write your order number or auction number on the check.
We will process your order after we receive your money order or cashier’s check.
For personal and company checks, we process your order after the funds clear. Please allow 21 business days after receipt for clearance of funds before the order is processed. We cannot guarantee the availability of a product by the time payment is received and funds clear. Starter checks are not accepted.
Customers are welcome to pick which coupon will save them the most. Customers may use our cash discount in combination with other sales promotions offered. When using other discounts/promotions with our cash discount, the cash discount is 2%. Outside of this OpenSourcePC allows one coupon/discount per order. For more information on qualified payment methods for use with our cash discount please go to our payment information page. Any discounts outside of our cash discount cannot be combined with a price match.
Coupon codes are offered on select models and only available on models they are directly advertised on.
OpenSourcePC provides both student and military discounts. To qualify for these discounts you must be active in the Military or an active Student. After order processing, OpenSourcePC will request either a copy of your Military ID or Student ID for verification (other means can be used to verify your student or military association). To utilize a student or military discount please enter “student” or “military” in the comment box at the bottom of the product customization page. If you have any questions please email [email protected] .
OpenSourcePC would like to give thanks to our active Military personnel by offering additional discounts to those that serve our country. Military Discounts can range from $30–$50 on qualified models. After your order is submitted, you will be informed of your final discount. Military Discount totals can vary based on what laptop or desktop you’re interested in and the number of upgrades, services or customization options you select.
OpenSourcePC’s Military Discount cannot be stacked with other discounts or promotions. If you have any questions regarding OpenSourcePC’s Student and Military Discounts, please contact us.
Student discounts only applicable during designated promotional period.
Military discounts apply to select models listed on our website.
OpenSourcePC is one of the only companies to offer special bundling discounts if you purchase two (2) or more laptops. This is a great offer for any business, but applies to every customer on every laptop. Simply speak with one of our Customer Loyalty Representatives and ask them about our bundling package deals that are currently available. If you would like to request a quote from our Customer Loyalty Team, please email us at [email protected]
Our industry is volatile and we witness increases or decreases in parts pricing nearly every day. OpenSourcePC guarantees its pricing up until the day the order ships from the production facility.
A price-drop request must be received prior to the shipment processing.
We do offer FREE FedEx Ground Shipping (to the lower 48 states only, some restrictions apply) on most of our laptops and during promotional periods on other items. To see how to apply and qualify for this free shipping offer, make sure to check the laptop and desktop configuration pages.
By default, we process payments on all orders as they are placed. Due to the volatile nature of our industry and with new technology being released, delays from manufacturers are possible, however we update our website daily to account for any possible foreseeable issue.
Sometimes trying to communicate with manufacturers can be difficult, and finding a quality service center isn’t easy either. Extended Warranty Plans do all the legwork for you.
For 1, 2 or 3 years beyond the manufacturer’s warranty we will repair/replace your defective product and return the repaired item to you. You’ll be able to request repair through our Technical support.
Our Extended Warranty Plans can be purchased up to 90 Days from Ship Date. Any Accidental Warranty cannot be added, unless it is shipped to OpenSourcePC for inspection first.
If purchased in conjunction with new computer hardware, your Warranty Plan begins immediately. Any problems relating to defective exchanges or returns that arise during the return/exchange time period will be in accordance with such policies.
Most orders are processed within 24 hours of your order being submitted, as long as our standard terms are followed. After an order is processed, it goes through production and testing and then onto shipment. In the event USPS is chosen, there can be a minimal delay due to there being only one pick-up time per day. OpenSourcePC has multiple FedEx pick-ups daily and typically ship out faster than USPS.
Tracking numbers are updated either the evening of or morning following shipment. You will get a tracking number you can use to track the package through UPS, FED EX or USPS (package #).
Laptop orders are typically built, tested and shipped an estimated 2–5 business days after payment is successfully processed. If you are looking to get your laptop sooner we also offer rush services which takes an estimated 1–4 business days after payment is processed.
Processing/Production time (the time between ordering a product and that product leaving our warehouse) depends on stock availability. Orders begin processing within 1 business day from the time they are received. Please do not count weekends or holidays as business days for processing time.
We do not ship on Saturday, Sunday or holidays. Please allow an additional 24 to 48 hours for weekend orders. For quicker delivery, we ship each item as soon as it is ready, so don’t be concerned if your order arrives in separate shipments. To save you money, we calculate shipping charges as if your order shipped all together. Accessories are usually shipped from an alternate location.
We ship to countries all over the world and to APO, FPO & DPO destinations every day. If you would like to request a shipping quote, or have questions regarding shipping, please contact us directly at: [email protected]
OpenSourcePC gladly accepts international orders. For any warranty, the customer is responsible for shipping both ways to our service center in the US.
OpenSourcePC provides international shipping via FedEx and USPS, though FedEx is our recommended option for international customers. USPS provides slower transit times, and though rare, should a package become lost or damaged, USPS claims processes take an extended amount of time compared to FedEx.
All International Customers (including Canada) will have to pay Taxes/Duties upon receipt of their package. These charges are not charged by OpenSourcePC. They are charged by the shipping carrier at the time of delivery. To find out more information or receive an estimate on the taxes/duties due please contact your selected shipping carrier.
OpenSourcePC welcomes changes to existing orders. Order changes take 24 to 48 business hours to complete. Order Changes could become incomplete if shipment takes place during the processing time of the changes.
In order to make changes to your order, please call the OpenSourcePC office at 1 (877) 289-9684 extension 1, or send an email to [email protected]. Please have your order number ready to expedite resolution of your issue.
In order to cancel your order, please call the OpenSourcePC office at 1 (877) 289-9684 extension 1, or send an email to [email protected]. Please have your order number ready to expedite resolution of your issue.
Notes before cancelling your order:
- For any laptop order that is cancelled prior to being shipped, you will receive a full refund minus any rush services, shipping warranties, or custom modifications that have occurred, including painting, hydro dipping, etching or wrapping.
- For any desktop order that is cancelled prior to being shipped, you will receive a full refund minus a 5% restocking fee for the time and labor put into building your system. Any rush services, shipping warranties, or custom modifications that have occurred, including painting, hydro dipping, etching or wrapping are also non-refundable.
- Canceled orders may take 24–48 business hours to complete. If shipment takes place before cancellation is completed, the customer is responsible for all shipping charges.
Please call our Customer Loyalty Team and request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Once you have set up your RMA, please ship the product back to us and we will take over from there. It’ that easy! When the repair is completed, the unit will once again be shipped and returned to you. We highly encourage the purchase of an extended warranty package at the time of ordering which includes shipping, otherwise shipping is the responsibility of the customer. NOTE: Always remember to backup your data prior to sending in a laptop or desktop for repair.
If your shipment never arrived, please double check the tracking information. If you require further assistance, please email: [email protected].
All RMA Numbers are issued by our customer support department. Click here to request an RMA number, return a product/computer for a refund/exchange or request technical support. Custom parts are NON-REFUNDABLE if the order is canceled or returned.
Custom Painted, Skinned or Etched Laptop Returns:
Because a custom painted or skinned notebook that is returned to us cannot be sold unless we pay to have the custom paintwork or skin removed or covered, we will charge a restocking fee of 20% for custom painted and skinned computers in addition to the non-refundable service. OpenSourcePC does not accept returns for refund after 30 days (30 days from date of shipment).
Custom Painted, Skinned or Etched Desktop Returns:
Desktops with custom painting, custom skins and/or other possibly irreversible finishes are automatically charged a 20% restocking fee, regardless of when the desktop is returned. OpenSourcePC does not accept returns for refund after 30 days (30 days from date of shipment).
(General Website Terminology)
- Limited Availability:
- Means that quantities of accessories, laptops, desktops or parts for laptops and/or desktops are extremely limited and may already be spoken for on pending/existing orders. For exact parts and product quantities and availability, it’s advised that you speak with a sales representative directly.
- Means that an item or model has recently been released from a manufacturer but has not yet been released and/or shipped to an OpenSourcePC facility. In regards to laptop pre-orders, some specifications may be subject to change by the manufacturer or upon arrival to an OpenSourcePC facility after initial inspection by our highly trained technicians. Component configurations are subject to change while an item and/or model is in pre-order status.
- Status states that an item may be sold-out or discontinued by the manufacturer, or inventory may be temporarily or permanently depleted at an OpenSourcePC facility. In regards to laptop back-orders, if you have a specific need-by date and you’ve ordered a back-ordered item or machine, you may be advised to change your laptop order to a model and/or part that is comparable in configuration and is in stock.
- Means estimated arrival date at the manufacturer. Customized units for particular brands will require additional transit time to OpenSourcePC facilities.
We charge sales tax for orders shipped within Nebraska. Sales tax is automatically computed on product(s) costs. To see the total sales tax charged on your order, click on the checkout button underneath your mini-shopping cart on the left of the page.
We promise that your information is secure. We promise to protect your personal information. Any page that asks you for personal information is highly secure. Our secure servers protect your information using advanced encryption and firewall technology throughout the ordering process. Most browsers will show a lock icon in the bottom status bar on secure pages. Look for this icon on any web page that asks for your personal information. To further ensure your security, we use state-of-the-art SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect your personal information from unauthorized use.