I built my first gaming computer back in September, and i'm finally about to purchase a surge protector or UPS. I've done plenty of research on what a UPS does, but feel like I could use some good ole' Toms Hardware community advice.
Computer specifications are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65, BIOS 10.7
GPU: MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition OC
SSD: Samsung 830 Series, 128GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB
Case: Corsair 500R Black
PSU: Seasonic X-650
Mouse: Logitech G700
Keyboard: Logitech G510
Headset: Logitech G930
I want to make sure that it will be both compatible and have enough wattage to keep my computer on for just a few minutes. I wasn't planning on needing something to keep my computer running for a while when power goes out-(I really just want good surge protection)-but if a UPS like this one is a better investment than say one of those 20-30$ surge protector mats, I would like to know.
"First off, this won't be very useful if you're planning to use it for a TV or larger monitor along with a PC. This size UPS is best for small equipment that you need clean, conditioned, reliable power at all times. I bought this one recently for my 1TB NAS + wireless router, and that's it. This really is cheap insurance as compared to data loss that could happen with a brown out or worse. Again, I can't stress enough that if you're looking for a UPS for your tower PC & monitor along with a printer/scanner or HDTV & gaming console, have a look at a 900VA at the least."