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
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
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 .
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.