500W UPS with 600W PSU

Simply put: I have a 500W UPS. Can I connect my PC [600W power supply unit] onto my 500W UPS? If "yes, no worries", I got my answer. If "no, are you nuts!", can you please explain to me why not.
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  1. What are your system specs? Your power supply will almost never pull its full load so the size of your power supply is pretty unimportant, the components in your system tell us what your likely power draw will be, also list your PSU make a model too. And if your power supply doesnt have active PFC and instead has a red voltage switch post the volt amp(VA) rating of your UPS as well.
  2. Yep ur fine bro throw er in and let er rip! You could use a 1200w psu on a system that will only use 200w because the power supply will only put out the power that the system needs. Actually a bigger supply may be better because it will have to work less which in turn means less heat
  3. There are multiple sites to assist you to calculate your power requirements and size up your PSU. Use it. It will provide you definitive assessment of your load.

    Corsair PSU Calculator
    http://www.corsair.com/psufinder/default.aspx

    Antec PSU Calculator
    http://www.antec.outervision.com/

    Cooler Master
    http://www.coolermaster.outervision.com/index.jsp
  4. My system specs:
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz
    Motherboard: ECS GeForce6100PM-M2 v3.0
    Memory: 2GB DDR2-800 PC2-6400
    Hard Disk Drive: Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM
    Video Card: MSI N9600GT MD1G [Nvidia]
    Power Supply Unit: CoolerMaster eXtreme 600W

    Monitor: AOC F22 21" display [DVI & VGA]

    UPS: Forza 500W

    So, whats the verdict, do you think it's safe and or OK to hook up my system to the 500W UPS?
  5. I am using 600 watts UPS and using 2 ceiling fans, 3 -24 watts lights, 1 420 watts CPU dual core with 17inch LCD, 1 CoolerMaster eXtreme 600W CPU with 19inch LCD core i5+gtx260...Last up 2 2hrs easily..190 ampere Battery
  6. HOMAGE 1000 vision thats wat I got
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