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Hi

I want to buy a UPS. I have Corsair AX860i, and I am looking at this UPS: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk

Now since my PSU is 860 watts do I need to find a UPS thats higher than 860 watts? And should I get the Simulated sine wave UPS?

Also is it necessary to get UPS for extra protection against damages to my PC?

Thanks
post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by Granzon View Post

Now since my PSU is 860 watts do I need to find a UPS thats higher than 860 watts? And should I get the Simulated sine wave UPS?

just because you BOUGHT a 860w PSU doesn't mean you USE anywhere near 860w in your system... for us to give proper recommendations, you need to let us know what you have so we can see how much power you are actually drawing.
post #3 of 7
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Ok, in addition to the PSU, I have a 27" monitor, 2 speaker stereo, and a desk LED light currently plugged to my surge protector.
I don't know what the total wattage they all drew.
post #4 of 7
There is a decent guide here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1305395/the-uninterrupting-uninterruptible-power-supply-ups-guide

General recommendations are pure sine wave units with line active regulation. I'd consider that particular one a decent unit (in fact I have one of those models myself). Couldn't tell how long it would stay on without some idea of the power draw you have at the moment though. Post up your PC components and we will be able to give you a estimate though. Also you will only want to plug the PC and monitor into the battery outlets of the UPS. Everything else should just be on the surge protection side.
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I have Intel 3770k and 2 GTX 780 SC in SLI, and Asus Maximus V Extreme mobo. All are at stocked setting non overclock. So I guess at regular gaming session those does not require high wattage??
So is there a bad reason to not plugged my desk lamp and speaker to the UPS also? I want to eliminate clutter and as much wires underneath my desk.
Obviously at power outage I probably will stop playing immediately.
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I'm currently using the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD with my 2700k SLI GTX 780 SC setup (overclocked to 4.6 and GPUs clocked at 1150MHz) with an AX860 and haven't touched 700w according to the LCD on the UPS. I also have my monitor, router/modem, and an external drive hooked up to it. You could get away with using the 1350 just fine, I just liked having the extra headroom of the 1500 in case I upgraded my rig further down the line or wanted to power additional hardware. I made the mistake of originally buying "just enough" with the CP1000PFCLCD, which was fine at the time when I was running a GTX 690... but that unit threw a fit once I went with the GTX 780 SLI setup and started to draw more power, and I needed to upgrade. The higher capacity UPS also gives you more run time under battery power.
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post #7 of 7
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Sounds great. So in terms of brand which one is more reliable ups or cyberpower?
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