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Wait, OP spends on a Xeon but routinely shuts down uncleanly on purpose? Sounds like something a troll would say.
I'm not sure what my Xeon has to do with it...I'd say you're referring to the fact that server CPUs would be considered more stable and safe, however my Xeon is overclocked and undervolted so that doesn't really make sense. My Xeon seemed like an easy choice at the time being only $30 or so more expensive than an i5-750 and featuring hyperthreading.

I suppose I should be ashamed of myself for saying something so stupid that you'd actually think I was trolling... :S

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Crazy I see this thread. I just purchased a CyberPower UPS from Amazon about 45 minutes ago. I chose the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD because it provides closer to a true sine wave waveform than some of the cheaper ones do (cheaper power supplies have a modified square wave).

The reason a true sine wave is important is because if you use some of the nicer PSUs these days that come with Active Power Factor Correction (your Seasonic and my Seasonic both have this feature), a cheaper UPS' modified square wave can at the worst mess your computer up and at the least not stay powered on in case of a power outage.

If you do end up getting a UPS, I'd recommend you get one with a true sine wave or one that can handle Power Factor Correction enabled PSUs.

Hope this was helpful!
Thanks for the info, that all sounds great, especially the part about it playing nice with my Seasonic, but that unit has some bad Amazon reviews that are really putting me off.
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I suppose I should be ashamed of myself for doing something so stupid that you'd actually think I was trolling... :S
Have at undervolting, but holding in the button isn't much better than yanking the plug out of the back.
 
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Yeah, but the only time I turn my computer off is when it BSODs or locks up, which doesn't happen very often, but when my computer does get shut down that's why, so I hold the button. I don't think I've ever willingly turned my computer off. I run it 24/7.
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Thanks for the info, that all sounds great, especially the part about it playing nice with my Seasonic, but that unit has some bad Amazon reviews that are really putting me off.
Hmm, there's 55 5-star reviews and only 6 1-star reviews. I read the bad reviews, figured there's always some outliers to any product, and chose to roll the dice on it.

Also it was within my budget. If you've got the extra $$$ though, you should look into a unit that does double conversion. That's probably the cleanest, purest power you can get from a UPS. The downside is that those units usually have to have a fan running 24/7 even when there isn't an outage since the battery is being used all the time and it raises temps inside the UPS.
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t. If you've got the extra $$$ though, you should look into a unit that does double conversion. That's probably the cleanest, purest power you can get from a UPS. The downside is that those units usually have to have a fan running 24/7 even when there isn't an outage since the battery is being used all the time and it raises temps inside the UPS.

Double conversion UPSes consume substantially more power than standby UPSes. IMHO it might not be worth it.
 
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