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  1. #1
    Jan 2003

    Question Need help choosing a Uninterruptible Power Supply

    I am looking to buy an Uninterruptible Power Supply. I really have no way of measuring how much power my PC is using so I don't really know what VA Rating or Watts I should be looking for. The power keeps going out here and shutting everything off making it very difficult to get much done. Any UPS calculators I tried just seemed to be lacking or old.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3400 MHz
    Mobo: Intel DZ68BC
    Memory: 2x 4GB DDR3 dual channel
    Video: XFX Radeon HD 6950
    Audio: On board
    Corsair-Professional HX1050 ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
    wireless & bluetooth module came with mobo
    2x WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0 sata 3Gb/s
    1x ST32000641AS2TB 7200 rpm sata 6.0Gb/s
    1x M4-CT256M4SSD2 sata 6.0Gb/s
    1x ASUS DRW-24B3LT
    1x 32inch LCD is actually a TV but I use as monitor
    1x 22inch LCD
    1 200 mm TriCool Blue LED 3-speed Fan
    2 x Front 120 mm Blue LED Fan
    1 x Rear 120 mm TriCool Blue LED 3-speed Fan
    3x 120 mm Fan
    wired usb keyboard
    wireless Microsoft mouse
    wired usb printer (wouldn't plug into ups)
    Heatware Id: c2483

  2. #2
    Jan 2003
    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Re: Need help choosing a Uninterruptible Power Supply

    Depends on how long you want it to stay up I suppose. With my main-gaming system I use a Cyberpower 1500VA 900W UPS. It works great. Ive had it for 2-3 years and it still lasts at least 5-10 minutes on a very power hungy system.

    plus it comes with monitoring software thats really cool and lightweight. you can run it as a gadget on your desktop and it tells you exactly how much power draw your PC is pulling at all times and what its getting from your outlet and estimated up time upon failure.

    I like trying to see how high I can get the wattage up to. I think I hit 750W once in skyrim
    Last edited by Bearded Frog; 03-29-2012 at 08:31 AM.

  3. #3
    sttubs is offline Always learning something
    Feb 2004
    Rock Falls, IL

    Re: Need help choosing a Uninterruptible Power Supply

    I use this one: My system specs are listed under my name & it works well. It comes with software that will shutdown your computer in event of a power failure. If your PSU has PFC you need a UPS that has "Pure Sinewave".
    AMD 8350 w/Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk Ed - Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 w/4x4gb GSkill Ripjaws 1600 CL7 - Samsung 850 Evo 500gb - WD Black 5Tb - Gigabyte 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming OC Ed - Win 10 Pro 64bit - Lite-On iHES108 - White Corsair 500r w/Corsair AX860i 860W - ASUS VG248QE 144Hz


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