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HP PROBOOK 6450B Notebook - I3 2.27Ghz, 2GB 160GB, No Webcam - Windows 7 Pro
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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent value for sale price! Great laptop! 07/29/2016

This review is from: HP PROBOOK 6450B Notebook - I3 2.27Ghz, 2GB 160GB, No Webcam - Windows 7 Pro

Pros: I received this laptop and was very imprested with the care taken in packaging. It came with a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, which I have already upgraded to Windows 10. The laptop is cosmetically 9/10, with a perfect screen and only a few minor blemishes on the case. It came with a OEM HP power brick and TWO batteries, one installed in the laptop amd a seperate BRAND NEW battery sealed in an anti-static bag. Ar first I was hesitant because of the lack of a grade in the product description (I have seen "C" grades that look like they were pulled out of a fire....) but after reading the positive reviews I gave it a shot. I am definitely not dissapointed. I purchased this on sale for $109, and even after spending another $20 for an extra memory module (this laptop only comes with 2GB), I still believe I got a great deal. For the cost of a new copy of Windows 10, I got an i3 laptop with Windows 10. I have an extra SSD from my old computer that I will be installing this weekend to really get this thing going. Awesome seller, and I will definitely look here again when I need another laptop.

Cons: The only con with this computer is that Windows 10 does not shutdown properly. It will restart instead of shutting down, but I have researched this and it seems to be a windows driver issue and no fault of the laptop so 5 eggs still stands.

Other Thoughts: Get one while they are on sale, for $109 it's a steal!

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very powerful card for $300. I replaced my crossfired R9 280s with this single card due to AMD's recent driver support (or lack thereof). After not being able to properly utilize crossfire in the Witcher 3, and now with Fallout 4 having the same problem, I wanted to go back to a single card setup. But the R9 280 is a little dated now, and while still a very capable card in it's own right, it's just not able to play this year's AAA titles on high settings anymore. It had been a while since I had an Nvidia GPU in one of my computers, so I wanted to see how the new(ish) Maxwell cards are stacking up. I am very impressed. Crysis 3 plays with every setting maxed (except MSAAx2 only) and gave me a very smooth almost 60FPS experience. Likewise, Witcher 3, Farcry4, and Fallout 4 all play at the highest Quality levels and never give me any problems. I never hear the fans coming on, even with a mild overclock on the GPU core (1406mhz). The card performs very well. I am very happy with this card, and I'm sure when it's time to upgrade again I will just buy another one and SLI, as Nvidia's SLI has always been smoother than AMD's crossfire. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

PC Specs:
AMD FX8350 @4.5ghz
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX r2.0
8GB G.skill Ripjawx X DDR3-1600
ASUS GTX 970 Strix 4GB OC
Crucial 128GB MX500 SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD X2
Windows 7 sp1

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: At the time of my purchase the card was on sale for $299 (reg $349 at this time) and also came with a $20 MIR and a free copy of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, which at the time of my purchase had not been released for PC yet. I really feel that I got this card at a good value.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet. Don't hear the fan much. Stable power, no issues at all.
I bought this power supply from second-hand web auction site but I was impressed and wanted to leave a review. I installed this in my stepson's computer and it's powering an Intel Q6600, a Radeon HD5750 (1xpcie power connector is on this harness), as well as the LED case fans and other components in the build. He is a light gamer, usually playing Steam games and he has had absolutely no issues in the 6 months that he has had it. This is a very good power supply and I will seriously consider it for my next build, an APU dual-graphics build for my wife.

Cons: None yet.


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Display Name: Jesse C.

Date Joined: 03/14/14

  • Reviews: 14
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  • First Review: 03/23/14
  • Last Review: 07/29/16
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