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Old 09-30-2007, 06:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there anything to really look out for, or should I just buy whatever

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well get a one that suits your needs like if your pc uses alot of power then get a one that can hold long enough like 30 mins or more

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Default Re: Need a new UPS

What are your specs so that we know how much power you will use?
whats your budget??
whats your location (different countries have different prices for the same product)???
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Just make sure that the UPS has a reliable surge protector with attached equipment warranty, and can supply enough power for everything you plan to plug into it.

The APC models have a nice feature called PowerChute, which will safely shut down your computer automatically if the remaining charge on the UPS gets too low.

As a rule of thumb, make sure the total wattage of the UPS is higher than your PSU watt rating, and add on the draw of your monitor (Amps*120V=Watts with household current). Most UPSs will have plugins for just the surge protection and not power, so you could plug non-critical peripherals such as speakers, router, modem, etc. into that and not need to power them.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well I am running a 8800GTX Q6600 and my PSU is a Corsair HX620W I leave in
IL, USA and I dont want to spend an extravagant sum
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Default Re: Need a new UPS - APC BE750BB 750 VA 450 Watts 10 Outlets UPS - Retail

My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
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a bit pricey

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