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All of mine are APC units. I like my older ones better though. The batteries are easily obtained from my local Fry's on the cheap. My newer one has what looks like a proprietary battery pack. That's gonna bite when I have to replace that.
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what's a good lower priced one?
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what's a good lower priced one?

Eh. Its similar to cheaping out on PSUs ... I wouldn't recommend a really low priced one - because it will lack some features like line-interactivity/automatic voltage regulation. Though you can get some at pretty good prices with those features.
Good brands are APC, Eaton/MGE, CyberPower - I've had experience with these. There are others smile.gif
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are any of these good?

http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=29

IDK what to get lol. I want it to be the one that shuts down my computer if the power goes out
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wait so im confused a surge Procter will not work??
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wait so im confused a surge Procter will not work??
Yes and now a surge protector wont keep it running when the power goes out but if you get a good one it can protect it from voltage spikes (if it gives to much i dont think it can do anything it it dips under) If i was you i would go with a UPS because it can protect from voltage dips and spikes and if the power goes off it can keep it running
 
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wait so im confused a surge Procter will not work??
Surge protectors won't protect against a brown out which is damaging too.

"A switched-mode power supply which has a regulated output, will be affected. As the input voltage falls, the current draw will increase to maintain the same output voltage and current, until such a point that the power supply malfunctions"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownout_(electricity)

Brown outs are where the voltage is lowered going to your house. Around here they usually last a few seconds.

Personally I just run off a good surge protector. Never really put thought into a UPS because I've never had issues with computers dying in 13 years, even in my old house where there was no ground. Not saying that it isn't a bad thing to do though.
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so what model is arguably the best for buck?

like these?

http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/adaptive-sinewave-series.html

do I need one that matches my PSU watts?
Edited by Z Overlord - 3/24/13 at 5:32pm
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Quote:
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so what model is arguably the best for buck?

like these?

http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/adaptive-sinewave-series.html

do I need one that matches my PSU watts?

(Re-)read my guide, it tells you how to work how how big you need and what type you'll need. smile.gif

The Sinewave series from CyberPower are great, btw.
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If your house is losing power frequently, I think you might want to invest in an electrician and fix the issue entirely. Or maybe get a better provider for your gas and electricity.

Honestly, unless you tether, once the power goes out, your internet goes out too. Without the internet, it's quite boring. frown.gif
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