I am sure this issue has been pounded prior but need some sound advice for a new battery. My blue top optima 34 battery went dead after 7 years and now looking for a replacement. I have two batteries and the other is an optima as well. I use the battery for starting and running accessories. Should I stay with the optima or look into another brand? Price is an issue as I don't want to spend more than the replacement cost of a new optima. Any suggestions?