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UPS a good investment?

post #1 of 10
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Recently built a pc with a 750 xtreme series rosewell and was wondering incase anything goes wrong whenever it goes wrong will a UPS be a good purchase?

It is powering a single gtx 580 sc card and i5 2500k
post #2 of 10
Why did I have the idea you wanted to buy UPS stock? If your power goes out frequently..yes
 
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lol xD well its just incase the power supply dies out more so then power outtage, read having a ups would help save my pc from a psu dieing
post #4 of 10
UPS protect more from power fluctuations from the socket than anything else. Doesn't sound like you need one. Although I'm not sure how well regarded the Rosewill is...?
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Well I've heard. Good reviews but anything can happen to any psu so was just curious.
post #6 of 10
I would recommend one. I have mine for 4 years now. It has AVR so it helps with alternating voltage in the house. Also the protection from surges is a plus. I bought it for the battery backup. If I need to work on something, I don't want a power outage to turn off the computer and potential corrupt my work. When power goes out I have enough time to keep working and power down later. Plus you can get ones that are usb connected like mine. So if the power goes out, the UPS will shut down your computer safely.
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post #7 of 10
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What is a good one you recommend
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Originally Posted by Imsyu View Post

What is a good one you recommend

It depends on your area and what they carry.
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post #9 of 10
The certainly are a great investment. I usually go with APC UPS's the key is to get one that can carry the load I have an APC that can carry 850 watts.
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post #10 of 10
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Thanks I'll. Look on newegg for a apc then
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