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i just use a good quality surge protector. random shutdowns can possibly corrupt windows over time, but it's a risk i take. power doesn't go out normally. if there is a bad storm or something i don't even power my pc on though.
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post #22 of 75
I don't run one personally but I know my company does. We did lose power once and it caused some of our equipment to reboot but no work was lost because our computers are all on UPSes.
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post #23 of 75
I think this depends on your area. In DC/MD, we've always have crazy T-storms in the summer and the last couple years now, snow, that knocks out power more than expected.

I have a basic APC 550VA (330W) UPS. It's not much, but it gives me a couple mins to shut-down if need me, which is plenty for my needs.
Edited by mav451 - 5/30/11 at 2:12pm
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post #24 of 75
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So everyone thinks i'll be okay if i just upgrade my cheap no name surge protector to an APC 8 outlet?


At least for now.
I'll keep that Cyberpower in mind thanks Murlocke.
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post #25 of 75
Doh I can't seem to edit my post - that should be a 550VA (330W).
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post #26 of 75
For extra surge protection tie three knots in your psu cable or use ferrite beads.

Ups is important for people who need their computers online 24/7 or people doing mission critical work on their pcs. 60 percent of the ups va rating is its watt rating.
post #27 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
You should get the newer version... It's $5 more. Read up on Pure Sine. It's way superior to the method older UPSes use. I have 3 of the 1500VA/900W pure sine versions (One for computer, one for server, and one for home theater), right now they are like $230 a piece though, about $100 more than I paid for each of mine.



+1 Thanks!
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i had one a while ago (APC) and then it caught on fire, havent picked one up since then but its starting to get to the point where finding one that will handle the wattage of my machine is annoying if i want more then 1 minute of run time lol
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post #29 of 75
Get an APC. I've had a PC die already without it.
    
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post #30 of 75
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i had one a while ago (APC) and then it caught on fire, havent picked one up since then but its starting to get to the point where finding one that will handle the wattage of my machine is annoying if i want more then 1 minute of run time lol
Caught Fire!? What model? Was this during a blackout or no? What did APC do about it?

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Get an APC. I've had a PC die already without it.
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