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February 2, 2010 1:15:25 AM

Hello guys!

I want to build new computer. Can you help me with UPS advice? Maybe some examples.
Athlon II X4 620
Antec Earthwatts EA-430D Green
1 hard drive
integrated video
ADSL modem
19'' LCD monitor


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a b ) Power supply
February 2, 2010 2:02:55 AM

I've been using an APC UPS for about four years (on the bottom rig in my signature). I had to replace the battery last summer. I was surprised that it cost only about $35, and included a mailing label to properly recycle the old battery in the new battery's box.
February 2, 2010 2:49:00 AM

+1 treefrog

Ive had very good experiences with APC UPSs, a 600VA should be sufficient for your system.
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February 2, 2010 4:41:02 AM

I've heard that some UPS don't work correctly with APFC power supplies. Is that true?

a c 195 ) Power supply
February 2, 2010 4:35:20 PM

Yes, it is. You'll need to spend a litte more, but you need to get a UPS that outputs a true sine wave, not a stepped approximation like most lower-end UPS units.
I just ordered this: from their Smart series; it should arrive tomorrow. My SG-650 cuts off immediately when connected to one of their BE-series units, but it should work with this one.