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I found myself another new present for the week. Now I won't have to prioritize my BOINC projects anymore.



I'll set my current 450W UPS for my monitors, phone charge, and cable modem now.
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It tells me how much energy I use and the cost per day. I gotta put a piece of paper over that side of the screen. I'm drawing 585W with CPU, 570 and 260 all at 100% load. I still have one more 260 to put in there.
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Nice! I had a very very old UPS (Minuteman Pro 320) which went overload-mad when BOINCing on my sig rig. Then i bought a Tripp Lite SMART1000LCD and it was all set for BOINCing. Hell, it's "unboxing" was 1 hour before a BGB

I am still amazed how a 320VA UPS was able to feed my sig rig (pulls roughly 550w from the wall with everything OC'd and BOINCing) on games without going haywire tho, and the only maintenance i've done to it was change the battery (3 times) and have it nice and clean. Still rocking that for everything that is not my sig rig tho (laptop, switch/router, monitors, desktop lights, sound system)
Edited by Starbomba - 10/25/11 at 7:22pm
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barley half-load, put more on it
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by qbical View Post
barley half-load, put more on it
I do plan to upgrade my sig rig and put my PSU to full load as well. Also, it's freaking awesome to have around 30 mins of battery backup at full load. Can't stop me from BOINCing...
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barley half-load, put more on it
It's 1300VAs, not Watts. The maximum load in watts than can safely be supplied is 780W. I still have a few hundred watts to go before it's maxed.
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where do you live that your power is so unstable you need a UPS for all your stuff, and another one for your modem?? Or is there a benefit to running your system through a UPS that i don't know about?
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post #8 of 12
the nice ups's also do voltage stabilization or filtering, so that the power given to all that is plugged into it is always the same. More stable power, means more stable computers for us.
    
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post #9 of 12
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where do you live that your power is so unstable you need a UPS for all your stuff, and another one for your modem?? Or is there a benefit to running your system through a UPS that i don't know about?
Utility power is very dirty. It's like swimming in a public pool. A UPS filters the signal and makes it uniform. I do occasionally get power outages, but some of the main benefits of a UPS is sine wave filtering, surge protection, and also backup battery protection.

On OCN we focus so much on performance, and it seems protecting the system isn't talked about much. It's cheap insurance for me.
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post #10 of 12
UPS is necessary if you have a blackout, thunderstorms etc.
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