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I'm interested in getting a decent Battery Backup for my system but am unsure what requirements my rig would have. I only need a backup to remain powered long enough for me to save my work, close programs and shutdown properly (5 minutes of battery time would be fine I think). Anyway, let me know what you think and please tell me what kind of backup you yourself use...

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I'm interested in getting a decent Battery Backup for my system but am unsure what requirements my rig would have. I only need a backup to remain powered long enough for me to save my work, close programs and shutdown properly (5 minutes of battery time would be fine I think). Anyway, let me know what you think and please tell me what kind of backup you yourself use...

Thanks!
I pretty much stick with APC for my UPSs.

I've been using this model for a couple years now without problem.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHgQ8wIwAA

I believe this is their latest 865w model though.

http://www.apc.com/products/resource...otal_watts=200

- $186.98 shipped ("christophe p amarant" shop about half way down)

Buy.com - $187.95 shipped

B&H - $189.99 shipped

Take your pick.

The only time it can't handle my rig is if I'm running Furmark or something that loads both cards to the max. It will beep at you if you do this. I just plugged it straight for a little bit. Otherwise, I have never hit the wattage threshold, this having run many very intensive games and programs. I have a few others thing plugged into it too.
Edited by Kaldari - 7/20/11 at 9:06pm
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Just make sure its pure sine wave and has the capacity to support your system under load.

You might also want to make sure it has a half decent method of shutting down the system on its own. Since you're spending money on it it might as well work if you're out of the house and the rig is on.

I just picked up this guy for my server: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842102131

Ive had a 810w version for a few months now for another rig. So far its a nice upgrade from the old APC I had for it. It doesnt use any special software, it just hooks into the windows battery manager (you know, the little power gauge you see on all the win 7 laptops)
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