Originally Posted by NosBoost300
lol don't they only last about 30 min?? i'd just try to shut my computer down.. lol
It depends on how strong of a ups you get.
The higher wattage you get, the longer your rig can run.
But the main purpose if a UPS is to protect your system from over/undervoltage, and blackouts.
My system draws about 200watts from the wall on max load and with my small 350watt ups i can get a good 8 minutes of runtime.
Not bad considering thats my lcd screen, tower, dsl modem and wifi router all going at once.