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Hello, I had a few novice questions on UPS.

-When buying a UPS do I need the Watt output to be at least as much as my power supply? For example: 650w power supply so at least a 650 w UPS.

-What do people feel about the Cyberpower PFC lineup such as the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102133&Tpk=CP1350PFCLCD I have been reading some good things about it but I want to make sure it will be sufficient to use with my Kingwin LZP-650 power supply. BTW my system uses about 500w at max load, but I also will be hooking up a high end 2.1 audio system to the UPS. The Swan m50w 2.1 speaker system. I'm not sure how much power the speakers will draw from the UPS if there is an outage, but it is a pretty costly system that I do not want to compromise if there is a power-outage.
Do the UPS' software allow me to test the speaker system to see how much power it draws?

-fyi: I do not need to have my computer on for an extended period of time during an outage, just enough to save files and shut everything down. So like 5 minutes tops.
post #2 of 3
Excellent choice on the UPS. It is one of the recommended UPS lineup imo. Has pure sine wave too. thumb.gif
Amazon sells it for cheaper though: http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1350PFCLCD-Compatible-1350VA-Tower/dp/B00429N19M

When buying a UPS for a PC, you want to make sure two things,

* It has enough wattage rating, ignore VA rating.
* It is pure sine wave output (in this case it does for Cyberpower PFC)

You can download the UPS software here:
http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/management-software/pppe.html

You 2.1 speaker also works fine on UPS. Just hook PC, monitor, and your speaker to battery protected portion of the UPS. Leave everything else on surge protector portion.
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I own a 600W and 3x 900W of this UPS lineup, they are definitely the UPS to get. Your 810W will be fine for your computer, and you can press a button on the UPS to show wattage draw (and a TON of other stuff). You don't need to install the software. smile.gif

Speakers don't draw much, I have a very high end 7.1 speaker setup with an external receiver (About $5,000 in audio equipment), my 55" TV, and my sig computer. All on a single 900W. With all this on, my UPS displays 350W. While gaming it's about 650W, and that's with the speakers pretty loud too.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/4/12 at 8:00am
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