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Now much UPS for a 650watt Antec PSU?

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My Gigabyte GA-956P-DQ6 keeps coming back on after a quick power outage. I need to put a UPS pn it and my Antec TruePower Trio 650watt PSU states it needs a input of 100-240 volts at 10 amps. Does this mean I need a 1000+ UPS? They are quite expensive and large!
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MY Belden 850 handles 2 systems with out issue, that is with a very short black out of mear minutes... I get those quite a bit. The over all time and load factor is whats would be at issue.
At the time I found the Belkkin 850 on sale for almost 1/2 off and it's been very dependable for over 3 years. I also have a Powermax 650 which has also been dependable for almost 3 years. Not sure how to calculate the overall demands of a UPS though.
Those that have the ability to shutdown your system when the BU power gets low is advantagous. Check the outlet config, some brands suck if you need to plug in a power converter but a power strip works well too.

A good unit should cost less than $100 but well worth it, no power spikes or drops, just good stable power and no system issues from brown/black outs.
Some possibles for you around or under $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...OTC-pr1c3watch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842102034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842101216
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842101219
Slightly over $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842101218

In my experance the APC brand was great, the issues was after about 6 years, the "replaceable" battery was no longer available.
    
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I wrote about this before when the battery in my APC 650 quit. I just extended the battery power wires so I could hook it up to a car battery I just set on my computer desk. It had enough power to run everything I had ALL day, including printer, monitor, computer, scanner, DSL modem, router and external blower fan pointed at the side of my rig. I`ve never had to worry about losing power since. I think it could run even more stuff if I wanted it to.
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Thanks for the input. I just worry with the input specs of my Antec 650. It seems if it has an output of 650 watts anything more would be sufficient. I'm just an old motorcycle mechanic and all I know is volts x amps = watts. With that formula calculated from my input specs I can only figure I need 1000+ watt ups.
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post #5 of 5
The car battery will be more than enough to handle just about any amp load you pull from it. At least in my APS system the load is transferred quickly to the battery when the power switches, so the 650 watt power rating of my UPS is a moot point.
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Shuttle CP50 300 watts Shuttle XPC barebones Logictech wireless 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 10Krpm SATA Windows XP Home SP2 19" wide Hanns LCD Logictech wireless 
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