How much is everyone actually using in Watts on their pc gaming...

Trying to decide on a USP , that could last me from 5 to 10min on power outage i get a lot of those mini ones that goes out for 5 seconds making me reboot whole PC to many times and on winter it rains a lot so it gets worst ( like at least 1 outage daily) with my PC specs using this site:

xtreeme power calculator

got that my pc uses 500 watts on 90% load or 550 watts if i add my OC that i do to CPU from time to time , if i add my monitor which grabs max 30 watts in theory i may be consuming between 500 watts and 600 watts.

not sure how accurate is this website :S , so wondering if you have ever done a watt benchmark with your pc gaming on full load how much were you taking?

pd: not sure if going with a Cyberpower UPS of 600w or 810w
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  1. I did, using 4790K with 970 SLI, OC everything I ended near 600s watts at full load, I think it's more than how much wattage it supposed to drawn...
  2. crytech said:
    I did, using 4790K with 970 SLI, OC everything I ended near 600s watts at full load, I think it's more than how much wattage it supposed to drawn...


    That amount with monitor Included?
  3. if you're using X watts, get a UPS that is rated for double and look at the spec'd runtime at half load (which is going to be your X). one thing you'll notice is that you get way more than twice the run time at half load versus full load - that's all related to the battery capacity.

    as a hack, get a UPS that's rated for a bit more than your X, but splice in extra batteries for more runtime and less load on each battery.
  4. 1Nor1 said:
    crytech said:
    I did, using 4790K with 970 SLI, OC everything I ended near 600s watts at full load, I think it's more than how much wattage it supposed to drawn...


    That amount with monitor Included?


    with the all peripherals, custom LED lights, and monitor it might hit 700s. I don't really know, since I only benchmark what's inside the case. But it should be accurate
  5. Are you sure your PSU is compatible with a Simulated Sine Wave UPS?
  6. ko888 said:
    Are you sure your PSU is compatible with a Simulated Sine Wave UPS?


    where would it say on the PSU manual?
  7. 1Nor1 said:
    ko888 said:
    Are you sure your PSU is compatible with a Simulated Sine Wave UPS?


    where would it say on the PSU manual?


    It won't. You need to test it yourself or find someone who has run the same model PSU as yours on a Simulated/Stepped Approximation Sine Wave UPS successfully.

    If the PSU is incompatible with the UPS, the UPS will not switch over to battery backup mode during a power interruption event. The UPS may make strange humming noises when attempting to switch over to battery backup mode and then report an overload and then just shut itself down. That means that a Pure Sine Wave UPS will be required for that PSU.

    There is no central repository of PSU and UPS compatibility, that I know of, that you can search.

    You would need to find out if the vendor is willing to take back the UPS if you find out that it is incompatible.
  8. ko888 said:
    1Nor1 said:
    ko888 said:
    Are you sure your PSU is compatible with a Simulated Sine Wave UPS?


    where would it say on the PSU manual?


    It won't. You need to test it yourself or find someone who has run the same model PSU as yours on a Simulated/Stepped Approximation Sine Wave UPS successfully.

    If the PSU is incompatible with the UPS, the UPS will not switch over to battery backup mode during a power interruption event. The UPS may make strange humming noises when attempting to switch over to battery backup mode and then report an overload and then just shut itself down. That means that a Pure Sine Wave UPS will be required for that PSU.

    There is no central repository of PSU and UPS compatibility, that I know of, that you can search.

    You would need to find out if the vendor is willing to take back the UPS if you find out that it is incompatible.


    well seeing how UPS wave compatibility is so important to PSU as how you mentioned, im surprised you cannot check this compatibility...atm i have this cool master PSU but i will be upgrading soon to this Corsair UPS
  9. 1Nor1 said:
    well seeing how UPS wave compatibility is so important to PSU as how you mentioned, im surprised you cannot check this compatibility...atm i have this cool master PSU but i will be upgrading soon to this Corsair UPS


    If you contact the PSU manufacturer most, if not all, of them will recommend that you use a pure sine wave UPS because a pure sine wave UPS is always compatible with all PSUs.

    If you're going to be paying $142.99 for a Corsair HX650 I would say that's a poor price/performance product. You can even get the new fully modular, 80 PLUS PLATINUM efficiency Corsair HX750i for that exact same price and it's a much superior performing PSU than the older HX650.
  10. ko888 said:
    1Nor1 said:
    well seeing how UPS wave compatibility is so important to PSU as how you mentioned, im surprised you cannot check this compatibility...atm i have this cool master PSU but i will be upgrading soon to this Corsair UPS


    If you contact the PSU manufacturer most, if not all, of them will recommend that you use a pure sine wave UPS because a pure sine wave UPS is always compatible with all PSUs.

    If you're going to be paying $142.99 for a Corsair HX650 I would say that's a poor price/performance product. You can even get the new fully modular, 80 PLUS PLATINUM efficiency Corsair HX750i for that exact same price and it's a much superior performing PSU than the older HX650.


    ah one of the merchants selling it new for $84.99 + $8 of shipping thats why i was going for that :P

    as for pure wine wave which UPS of 600w or up to 750w?
  11. 1Nor1 said:
    ko888 said:
    1Nor1 said:
    well seeing how UPS wave compatibility is so important to PSU as how you mentioned, im surprised you cannot check this compatibility...atm i have this cool master PSU but i will be upgrading soon to this Corsair UPS


    If you contact the PSU manufacturer most, if not all, of them will recommend that you use a pure sine wave UPS because a pure sine wave UPS is always compatible with all PSUs.

    If you're going to be paying $142.99 for a Corsair HX650 I would say that's a poor price/performance product. You can even get the new fully modular, 80 PLUS PLATINUM efficiency Corsair HX750i for that exact same price and it's a much superior performing PSU than the older HX650.


    ah one of the merchants selling it new for $84.99 + $8 of shipping thats why i was going for that :P

    as for pure wine wave which UPS of 600w or up to 750w?




    600 is plenty, if you use it only for saving your work and turned your system off properly.
  12. 1Nor1 said:
    ko888 said:
    1Nor1 said:
    well seeing how UPS wave compatibility is so important to PSU as how you mentioned, im surprised you cannot check this compatibility...atm i have this cool master PSU but i will be upgrading soon to this Corsair UPS


    If you contact the PSU manufacturer most, if not all, of them will recommend that you use a pure sine wave UPS because a pure sine wave UPS is always compatible with all PSUs.

    If you're going to be paying $142.99 for a Corsair HX650 I would say that's a poor price/performance product. You can even get the new fully modular, 80 PLUS PLATINUM efficiency Corsair HX750i for that exact same price and it's a much superior performing PSU than the older HX650.


    ah one of the merchants selling it new for $84.99 + $8 of shipping thats why i was going for that :P

    as for pure wine wave which UPS of 600w or up to 750w?




    do you need the UPS to actually power your system for any length of time, or just start beeping so that you can cleanly shut down within a minute? there's a large price difference here, and if you buy the wrong unit it'll work but destroy the batteries really quickly.
  13. giantbucket said:
    1Nor1 said:
    ko888 said:
    1Nor1 said:
    well seeing how UPS wave compatibility is so important to PSU as how you mentioned, im surprised you cannot check this compatibility...atm i have this cool master PSU but i will be upgrading soon to this Corsair UPS


    If you contact the PSU manufacturer most, if not all, of them will recommend that you use a pure sine wave UPS because a pure sine wave UPS is always compatible with all PSUs.

    If you're going to be paying $142.99 for a Corsair HX650 I would say that's a poor price/performance product. You can even get the new fully modular, 80 PLUS PLATINUM efficiency Corsair HX750i for that exact same price and it's a much superior performing PSU than the older HX650.


    ah one of the merchants selling it new for $84.99 + $8 of shipping thats why i was going for that :P

    as for pure wine wave which UPS of 600w or up to 750w?




    do you need the UPS to actually power your system for any length of time, or just start beeping so that you can cleanly shut down within a minute? there's a large price difference here, and if you buy the wrong unit it'll work but destroy the batteries really quickly.


    Just to start beeping so that i can quick save and cleanly shutdown system down within a minute, usually power outages here last for less than that (it goes for like 10 seconds then comes back) , sick and tired of those pc reboots and going to check disk browser hdd or restore function of some programs...last winter this ruined a monitor of mine and my PS3 , cant go like this again starting may...

    wish there was some kind of UPS device that handles a lot of watts for very minimal time (something like 5 min tops) with very reduced price...
  14. have a look through here: http://excessups.com/

    i use the SmartUPS 1000 at home for my machine, and a SmartUPS 750 at the office for the server as well as a BK500 for the phone system. i buy the refurb ones (which come with new batteries anyways).

    you MIGHT be able to get away with the ES750 (500W) or the BX900 (540W) / BX1000 (600W), all for under $100 plus shipping. or the BX1300 / BR1300 for $110 plus ship. enough power, but don't expect more than 5min of runtime at full load.


    Quoted post removed at poster's request - SS

    depends. some might last a few seconds, or a few minutes, or an hour. they're usually not planned, so how long they last is entirely random. it's march and we've had 3 outages over the past week, from 2min to >30min.
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