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August 31, 2014 1:16:05 AM

i really need some help on choosing what type of UPS/AVR im going to buy, what voltage or watt or whatever, and heres the components of the pc im going to buy

Intel Core i5-4460 up to 3.40GHz (Quad Core) Haswell Refresh Processor
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB Single 1600 CL9
Seasonic S12II 520W 80PLUS Bronze
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
NZXT Source 210 Window
Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H
Palit Geforce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual 2G GDDR5

and does it matter(on the UPS/AVR) when i dont have the GPU right away, because im planning to buy it later, really need some help here, please comment below, really need opinions and suggestions also knowledge about these kind of things thank you
August 31, 2014 1:34:35 AM

Yes, it does matter :) 

You want the UPS to keep on working after you get the video card, and any other items - so you should plan ahead. I assume you want the monitor and speakers to work when the power is out, but you have not specified what they are.

Given the power supply, that computer (without the monitor and speakers) would work fine with a 750 VA UPS (the power supply would never draw more power than that). In the configuration you list, along with stereo speakers and a 24 inch monitor, you could run the system on as little as a 550 VA UPS (but I would not recommend it).

Ideally you would use a unit with at least 800 VA like:

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

or from Amazon at:

http://www.amazon.com/APC-BR1000G-Back-UPS-Uninterrupti...
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August 31, 2014 6:09:44 AM

wildfire707 said:
Yes, it does matter :) 

You want the UPS to keep on working after you get the video card, and any other items - so you should plan ahead. I assume you want the monitor and speakers to work when the power is out, but you have not specified what they are.

Given the power supply, that computer (without the monitor and speakers) would work fine with a 750 VA UPS (the power supply would never draw more power than that). In the configuration you list, along with stereo speakers and a 24 inch monitor, you could run the system on as little as a 550 VA UPS (but I would not recommend it).

Ideally you would use a unit with at least 800 VA like:

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

or from Amazon at:

http://www.amazon.com/APC-BR1000G-Back-UPS-Uninterrupti...

but can i use that UPS arpund 800 VA without the GPU yet? or it can damaage the system?
im planning to buy a monitor around 18.5 inches thats enough size for me, and im not using speakers just headphones.
what woukd you suggest then? 800 VA will do? please reply really need help
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August 31, 2014 7:13:56 AM

I use the exact same PSU with a APC RS 1100 VA UPS. Voltage fluctuations are common in my area and it works like a charm.

I have a 660ti though, I would say get a good 800 VA because you have much less load.
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August 31, 2014 7:33:03 AM

Bluemoon_9 said:
I use the exact same PSU with a APC RS 1100 VA UPS. Voltage fluctuations are common in my area and it works like a charm.

I have a 660ti though, I would say get a good 800 VA because you have much less load.

so can i use the 800 VA UPS without my GPU yet?
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August 31, 2014 7:38:40 AM

Yes, you can. With an APC 800 VA you can use your system, monitor (if it is LCD) and sound system. You can use it with the 750ti too. It should give backup time around 5-7 minutes on medium load with the GPU.
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August 31, 2014 7:50:53 AM

Bluemoon_9 said:
Yes, you can. With an APC 800 VA you can use your system, monitor (if it is LCD) and sound system. You can use it with the 750ti too. It should give backup time around 5-7 minutes on medium load with the GPU.


so the safest choice would be 800 VA? any brand would do but it should be 800 VA? what brands would you suggest?
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a b ) Power supply
August 31, 2014 7:58:54 AM

No any brand will not do. I said a good brand. There are too many Chinese crap out there which can not hold their backups against a strip of LED's.

APC will be my first choice. And the safest choice considering future upgrades will be APC 1100 VA.
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