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UPS (SURGE PROTECTOR)

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September 24, 2012 2:55:48 AM

what would be a good ups for my computer

computer:
Corsair hx850 850 watt
asus rampage extreme iv
intel 3930k
xfx 5850
7200rpm hdd (western digital black caviar)
16gb 1600mhz ram (g skill)
60gb ocz vertex 2
lite on cd/dvd drive
7 fans total 3 from case and 3 custom fans (no led) a 1 from the cpu fan
using the corsair 800d case

i live in hawaii (if that matters)

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September 24, 2012 11:33:23 AM

Depends how long you want it to stay on after lights out. I'd highly recommend APC,like 650va is more than enough.
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September 24, 2012 5:24:55 PM

Like at least 5 mins enough time for me to shutdown
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September 24, 2012 6:03:30 PM

400va thereabout would do.
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September 26, 2012 4:16:40 PM

but what psu unit will work with the pcf. so that if id does short out i will be covered under the ups warranty thingy
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September 26, 2012 4:45:23 PM

Presuming your system draws 500W and there's a power outage, a 600VA UPS will simply power off. You'll never have time to shutdown your system.

http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=27&tab=... Select the maximum wattage that you believe your system will draw and you'll get a list of appropriate UPS, etc. For 500W, a APC Power-Saving Back-UPS Pro 1000 will provide 6 minutes.

If you stop applications that keep the system very busy as soon as there's a power failure, then you don't need more than 2-3 minutes. Once the system is idle, you'll have lots of time to shut it down.
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September 26, 2012 5:58:52 PM

500w is alot. What would he be doing with his PC?
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September 26, 2012 6:00:57 PM

500w is alot. What would he be doing with his PC?
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September 26, 2012 7:07:24 PM

Why did he buy an 850W PSU?
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September 26, 2012 8:13:49 PM

allanitomwesh said:
For a second 5850.

Will you buy a more powerful UPS only when you add a second 5850 or will you buy one powerful enough now?
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September 26, 2012 11:39:11 PM

If I may since I don't see it mentioned it's going to have to be a PFC compatible UPS since that PSU you have is a PFC unit.
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September 27, 2012 3:20:14 AM

im thinking of either getting another 5850 or getting 1 gtx 680... and @orlean i need PFC compatible PSU so i can make a claim if my thing blows up while using a UPS.. I've heard people being denied because of that. especially from cyberpower.. but i was looking at some apc ones.
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