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This review is from: CBD 6-Cell Replacement Laptop Battery For HP Pavilion dv4-1220us
Pros: Physically identical to HP OEM battery, perfect fit, wonderfully affordable
Cons: Painfully short run time for a new battery, notebook shuts down after just 25 or 30 minutes of general computing
Other Thoughts: The battery was an excellent value, and the casing is a perfect match to the bottom of my dv4-1220us notebook. There was no MaH rating provided, however, and I would have spent more money to get a battery with a decent run time. Still, the quality of the product and the good communication with regard to shipping status were solid.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master i700 - 700W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Bronze Certification
Pros: A quiet, stable, and reliable power supply that allowed me to upgrade to Crossfire graphics with power left to spare.
Cons: After rebuilding my PC around a new case and power supply, I wish I'd spent the extra money to move up to a modular power supply. My i700 power supply has a lot of extra power cables that I have to find space for inside my case.
Other Thoughts: Overall I'm very happy with the performance and value of the i700 power supply. My wishing for a modular solution after the fact is simply poor planning on my part. I really like this power supply, but my build could have benefited from either a modular power supply or a slightly larger case; either way that's my fault and not the product.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: A solid, stable motherboard with a great feature set and an easy-to-use traditional BIOS. I specifically wanted an AM3+ motherboard with a built-in Firewire IEEE1394 port for importing video from my digital video camera, and this board has fit the bill nicely.
Cons: I honestly can't think of anything. I'd happily buy this board again.
Other Thoughts: I built a desktop using this board as the foundation for an FX-8350 processor, 16Gb of DDR3 1333 RAM, and a Radeon HD7770 video card. After a year of solid performance, I've replaced the video card with two R7 260X cards running in crossfire, and I've upgraded from Windows Vista 64 to Windows 8.1 64-bit. I'm still completely with this motherboard, and the Crossfire graphics running perfectly even with the secondary PCI-E 16X slot only having 4X mode available. This motherboard is a solid foundation for a system build, and a great value.READ FULL REVIEW