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Old 07-12-2006, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i was looking into buying one for when i'm working on my computer and the power goes out or something. but i know nothing about them, any advice? what are some good ones? where can i get them? i dont want to spend more than 50-100 bucks if possible. thanks
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i hear good things about PowWare.
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I haven't worked with them before, but APC seems to be the brand that most computer stores carry... Best Buy, Circuit City, Comp USA, etc. etc.

HERE is a link to Newegg of all the APC UPS's they carry....

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My father and his co-workers SWEAR by their APC UPSes, so they must be good.
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APC is top dog IMO. I Have had a belkin 500va for over a year and it works great.
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I have been thinking about getting one too... I guess APC is the way to go.... However, if you purchase car parts from APC, you need your head examined... (2 different companies)...
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hmm and best buy has ones for under 50 bucks. seems like a good deal.
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APC is the way to go. UPS's are another thing when paying less costs you more. don't look for cheapies. don't expect to get a long running time when the power goes out although a lot of the time it is long enough for the power to come back on . one of the perks is that it acts like a filter, giving your pc a constant "clean" source of power.
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i don't want feature like that to be on them it's just anything it's going to be expensive. that's what a good motherboard and a quality PSU capcitor and crap like that are for smooth out and give a clean current.
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