Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

UPS recommendations?

Last response: in Components
Share
October 17, 2010 1:29:57 AM

Currently, I have a Cyberpower 1285 which runs my rig fine, so long as it isn't under high load. That in mind, I was going to get another UPS with a higher VA/Watt rating but am overwhelmed by all the choices and prices.

It got me thinking though, with the technology put into the AX1200, are half the filtering features and such even necessary?

File corruption aside (complete power loss with no UPS), is there any reason to get a UPS with a power supply like this? Would a good surge protector + the PSU's Active PFC do as well?

If anything, I would probably need something like the Cyberpower PR1500LCDRTXL2U to supply enough power for the rig, right?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Motherboard Asus Rampage III Extreme (BIOS 1005)
Processor Intel Core i7 950 w/Corsair H70
Memory PI F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI (3x2GB)
Video Card # 1 EVGA GTX 480 (015-P3-1480-AR)
Video Card # 2 EVGA GTX 480 (015-P3-1480-AR)
Video Card # 3 EVGA GTS 450 (012-P3-1470-AR)
Hard Drive # 1 Corsair 120GB SSD (CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT)
Hard Drive # 2 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 3 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 4 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 5 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 6 Seagate 500GB (ST3500320AS) & 320GB (ST3320620AS)7200 RPM
Optical Drive # 1 LG Blu-Ray 8x (WH08)
Optical Drive # 2 Lite-on 24x DVD-RW (IHAS424-98)
Power Supply Corsair 1200w PSU (AX1200)
Case Coolermaster HAF X w/additional 200mm top fan and 120mm vga duct fan
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

More about : ups recommendations

October 17, 2010 1:44:07 AM

Pyro2008 said:
Currently, I have a Cyberpower 1285 which runs my rig fine, so long as it isn't under high load. That in mind, I was going to get another UPS with a higher VA/Watt rating but am overwhelmed by all the choices and prices.

It got me thinking though, with the technology put into the AX1200, are half the filtering features and such even necessary?

File corruption aside (complete power loss with no UPS), is there any reason to get a UPS with a power supply like this? Would a good surge protector + the PSU's Active PFC do as well?

If anything, I would probably need something like the Cyberpower PR1500LCDRTXL2U to supply enough power for the rig, right?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Motherboard Asus Rampage III Extreme (BIOS 1005)
Processor Intel Core i7 950 w/Corsair H70
Memory PI F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI (3x2GB)
Video Card # 1 EVGA GTX 480 (015-P3-1480-AR)
Video Card # 2 EVGA GTX 480 (015-P3-1480-AR)
Video Card # 3 EVGA GTS 450 (012-P3-1470-AR)
Hard Drive # 1 Corsair 120GB SSD (CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT)
Hard Drive # 2 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 3 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 4 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 5 Seagate 1TB 7200rpm (ST31000528AS)
Hard Drive # 6 Seagate 500GB (ST3500320AS) & 320GB (ST3320620AS)7200 RPM
Optical Drive # 1 LG Blu-Ray 8x (WH08)
Optical Drive # 2 Lite-on 24x DVD-RW (IHAS424-98)
Power Supply Corsair 1200w PSU (AX1200)
Case Coolermaster HAF X w/additional 200mm top fan and 120mm vga duct fan
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

I don't have an answer for you, but holy shizzle hard drive overkill...
m
0
l
October 17, 2010 2:02:08 AM

Haha

1TB drives are in RAID 10 so only 2TB total. The other two drives are hot swap to take to work occasionally.
m
0
l
Related resources
October 17, 2010 2:24:42 AM

gotcha, raid 10 is like 0 and mirroring at the same time right?
m
0
l
October 17, 2010 8:28:04 AM

If your area do not have unscheduled browout then you do not need a UPS. An AVR will do.
m
0
l
October 17, 2010 11:41:25 AM

> Would a good surge protector + the PSU's Active PFC do as well?

No!

You still need a UPS: no PSU can ride out a black out (obviously)
and sudden shutdowns can cause serious problems to all
of the components in a computer, regardless of their quality.

Plus, you could lose work you have done, e.g. a long document
or long email message you have been composing might not be saved.


This APC should work fine (same VA rating, slightly lower Wattage rating)
and it's much less expensive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a comparable CyberPower unit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


APC knows UPS technology, and they realize that a
pure sine wave is not absolutely necessary.


MRFS
m
0
l
October 17, 2010 10:52:18 PM

I thought sine wave or simulated sine wave was necessary for a PSU with active pfc?

As for the wattage I would think I need over 1kw to run this rig with the LCD. Running Furmark on my Cyberpower 1285 brings it up to 750 (it's limit) without the TV. I quickly shut it off so not to damage anything.
m
0
l
October 18, 2010 2:28:24 AM

Yes, you want a true sine wave with a top-quality PSU. They're more expensive, but that's how it is. My SG-650 shuts down right away on a mediocre UPS, even if the rating is high enough. I had to get a $240 SUA750, but it works well.
m
0
l
October 18, 2010 2:23:42 PM

Lucky for me Down My side I bought an Inverter.... and that connects to the UPS and then my rig.......(1000W Max)
Looking at the prices of these UPS's , no doubt that's the world foremost company, but The total cost of this thing worked out to around 350$ and it gives me 6 Hours of backup........:)  plus the 5 minutes of UPS time...... :) 
m
0
l
Anonymous
November 1, 2010 4:14:58 AM

Hi - this is Jonah Cagley from CyberPower Systems. I read this thread and wanted to let you know that CyberPower has recently launched a new UPS line that supports equipment with Active PFC power supplies and standard (or conventional) power supplies. The new UPS line is called Adaptive Sinewave UPS. It's available in both Desktop tower and Rackmount/Tower models. Our new waveform design not only supports Active PFC power supplies but it is the most affordable UPS solution in in the market for this critical compatibility issue.

Depending on the model you require, you can save up to 50% compared to pure sine wave. I encourage you to visit http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/about-us/news/adaptive... to learn more and check it out for yourself. Please let us know your feedback and how we can serve members of this community better. We'd love to hear from you.

Best regards,
Jonah
m
0
l
November 1, 2010 6:10:39 AM

Quote:
Hi - this is Jonah Cagley from CyberPower Systems. I read this thread and wanted to let you know that CyberPower has recently launched a new UPS line that supports equipment with Active PFC power supplies and standard (or conventional) power supplies. The new UPS line is called Adaptive Sinewave UPS. It's available in both Desktop tower and Rackmount/Tower models. Our new waveform design not only supports Active PFC power supplies but it is the most affordable UPS solution in in the market for this critical compatibility issue.

Depending on the model you require, you can save up to 50% compared to pure sine wave. I encourage you to visit http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/about-us/news/adaptive... to learn more and check it out for yourself. Please let us know your feedback and how we can serve members of this community better. We'd love to hear from you.

Best regards,
Jonah


Jonah, it was good of you to have told us about your particular product, but, we here at Tom's ,don't take very kindly to advertising, unless, you're giving out freebies for trial to the general public and have us compare results here.....
m
0
l
!