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I have this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842111461
Would it be sufficient for my signature rig(Qingu)? Just want my monitor and the PSU plugged into it. PSU is 1000 watt Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro(I know vast overkill.....) I only wish to be able to shut down the system within a minute tops if the power in my house were to go out.

From my simple understanding the UPS only needs to supply whatever the system would be drawing. I have a 1000 watt PSU but the system would never be actually drawing anything remotely close to that. So while the 900 watt rating of the UPS is lower than the 1000 watt rating of the PSU.....since I am never really using such high wattage(single GPU system) then the backup would handle an outage fine?
I just want to be sure this backup is good enough otherwise I can return it for a more powerful one. If that is the case I would ask what range I should look for with my system. I am not a multi GPU guy so there is really no chance of SLI in the future.

Thank you and I apologize as this is probably one of the stupidest questions/posts in the history of these forums but my neighborhood has some really unreliable power.

P.S. The reason I got such a high wattage PSU was I really wanted that specific brand and model and it was 650 watt or 1000 watt. I wanted at least a 800 watt but there were none. mad.gif
Edited by Thoth420 - 9/25/13 at 7:59am
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Correct... if you want to know how much you are actually drawing, use a device like a Kill-A-Watt meter.


That UPS has as USB port so it will tell your PC that it is connected to a battery. That means you can set the behavior of the system just like a laptop.... if battery is below xx%, throw alarm. If battery is below xx%, shutdown system.
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Correct... if you want to know how much you are actually drawing, use a device like a Kill-A-Watt meter.


That UPS has as USB port so it will tell your PC that it is connected to a battery. That means you can set the behavior of the system just like a laptop.... if battery is below xx%, throw alarm. If battery is below xx%, shutdown system.

Thank you sir. I was sure of myself and then I talked to a moron.....started to make me doubt what I assumed I knew. Phew that would have been an expensive upgrade....seems anything above that is very very expensive.
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