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April 27, 2010 11:24:48 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Pretty much from now until anytime . BUDGET RANGE: $150.00/$300.00 Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies,music,many other programs.A.D.D. muti-tasking :D 

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Case, RAM, Heatsink, PSU, MOBO,HDD, have everything..)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com,directcanada.ca,Futureshop,Bestbuy,Staples- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Alberta,Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type Open for brain storming

OVERCLOCKING: Yes a bit SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would just like a few smart people to brain storm ?


So I figured it had been a few days since I last bothered everyone ( spent it drooling over new parts and the HAF 932 )
And while sitting there I realized I saw the lights flicker..I dont have UPS. Mind you I have a fairly good surge protector but with the amount of money soaked into my Dragon Juicer ( yes I named it /sigh ) I figured it was time to look into getting some better protection.

Well I have gone over alot of websites and realized I have a PSU that has an active PFC now I read so much im confused lol
Is it true that it is not a good idea to run a PFC active PSU with a Simulated Sine wave UPS ?
If this is the case then what options do i have ?

There are so many different ones and really I am not that much of a gaming freak to need 45 min of battery power on my pc
What I do need is something that can control the way to high/way to low power that happens in this area at times.
And something that could give me even 2 min of time to shut down if I need to.

Thats where the real stinker comes into play. For just needing something so simple what size would i really need ( below is my setup )
If anyone can help out a gal , I would be in your debt !
Thanks in advance

~The Dragon Juicer 2010~

Case : HAH 932

MOBO: GA-790fxta-udf

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core

PSU :CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI - CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Video card : Sapphire 5970 OC edition

CPU Heatsink - ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler ( had it already )

Blu-Ray -Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Model BDR-205BKS - OEM

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM : G.skill 8 Gb

OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Monitor : LG Flatron W2452T also have second monitor ( old Samsung syncMaster 171s )

Fan Controller :Scythe KM02-BK 5.25" Bay

Keyboard : Logitech G-19

Mouse : Razer Mamba

Speakers :Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers

Not sure if it matter but I also might have Duel Ethernet .
I think thats all . :pt1cable: 

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April 28, 2010 12:45:46 AM

The online UPS are your best option, they give extremely good supply. The problem is, however, they tend to be very expensive. In my opinion the line-interactive are next best, and they tend to be pretty affordable. I had once seen a good article with diagrams and explanations, but I cannot find it now. The one on Tom's that is posted above looks quite good, though.
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April 28, 2010 1:16:26 AM
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April 28, 2010 9:34:58 PM

Thanks a bunch guys ! It's amazing how much you can learn in just a few days ! :D 
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April 28, 2010 10:10:04 PM

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