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Last response: in Components
July 15, 2012 3:54:49 PM

Hi, guys. I would like to know if anyone knows a good UPS that can support my Corsair AX1200 1200 watts PSU for my PC. I know that my PC doesn't use 1200W, but let's imagine that it would and I would like to protect it. What UPS can you guys recommend me?

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a b ) Power supply
July 15, 2012 4:01:53 PM

UPSs that can actually supply the 1300+ watts that a 1200w psu implies (given 90% efficiency, which is optimistic) are very expensive. You also have to wonder if you really care if the power dips to "only" 900w during an outage. Personally, I just want to stop the computer from rebooting repeatedly during brownouts when I'm away or asleep. Whereas if you are gaming and you somehow manage to max 1200w, and you get a power outage...shut off the game.

Given that, I have this (which is probably overkill):

There is some debate about whether Cyberpower is as good a brand as some, but this series gets good reviews (and not just on Newegg).
a c 143 ) Power supply
July 15, 2012 4:03:34 PM

Not sure there are consumer-oriented UPSes that can output ~1100 actual watts, you would need to go for pro/server-oriented 2200VA and up units costing closer to $1000.
July 22, 2012 1:34:23 PM

Best answer selected by drew2012.