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Good UPS for the money

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June 8, 2014 10:48:20 PM

So I was not really sure where to put this. But I am looking for a decent UPS to protect my computer and know how much power I am using. I have never bought one before and don't know what to look for. Right now my budget is about $400. Anyone have some good suggestions?

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June 8, 2014 11:04:18 PM

You need it supply at least the power your pc power supply can use. And you need enough battery storage for the ups to do that for say 10 mins to be able to shut the pc down safely if there's a power outage.
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June 8, 2014 11:15:35 PM

Hi Jake Rose
What is your PSU ?
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June 8, 2014 11:31:10 PM

It really depends upon what you are plugging into it and battery time. For a good gaming machine I would suggest this Cyber Power unit. It has plenty of battery time and more importantly it provides a pure sine wave output for power supplies with active PFC power supplies (which is most power efficient models today).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 9, 2014 7:19:19 AM

terry4536 said:
It really depends upon what you are plugging into it and battery time. For a good gaming machine I would suggest this Cyber Power unit. It has plenty of battery time and more importantly it provides a pure sine wave output for power supplies with active PFC power supplies (which is most power efficient models today).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I am planning on plugging in my main PC (800W) PSU and my Mini ITX Server (400)
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June 9, 2014 4:55:19 PM

You can go to the manufacturer site for UPS calculators. You can plug in your particular system in for recommendations. I think the 1500VA /900watt system that I linked is about right for you.
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