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Hello guys.

I am looking to buy a Surge Protector that comes with battery so that it would be enough to keep my running if electricity goes out for 2-5 minutes. Just to safely turn it off.

This is my current specc:

i7-4770K, 4100 MHz , GTX 670 SLI, MSI Z87 MPower mobo, 16gb ram and power supply is Antec 1200w high current pro.

My main question is does the battery/ surge protector must have at least also 1200w? Or that doesn't matter?

Can you guys recommend something please. Thank you.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770k @4.5 MSI Z87 MPOWER Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming SLI Kingston 9905403-400.A00LF4 GB DDR3-1333 D x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64gb crucial SSD, 128gb crucial SSD, SAMSUNG HD... Windows 8.1 Professional x64 ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms Steel Series 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200w Ezcool h550 f25 atx with 550w psu Steelseries Sensei Razer Megasoma 
AudioOther
XONAR D2X, +amp, Beyerdynamic DT 770Pro 80Ohm Steelseries Desmo 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770k @4.5 MSI Z87 MPOWER Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming SLI Kingston 9905403-400.A00LF4 GB DDR3-1333 D x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64gb crucial SSD, 128gb crucial SSD, SAMSUNG HD... Windows 8.1 Professional x64 ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms Steel Series 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200w Ezcool h550 f25 atx with 550w psu Steelseries Sensei Razer Megasoma 
AudioOther
XONAR D2X, +amp, Beyerdynamic DT 770Pro 80Ohm Steelseries Desmo 
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Nope! Your power consumption while gaming will never exceed 450W, so the UPS (the Uninterruptible Power Supply) will only need to be able to handle roughly 530W at minimum in order to take into account the likelihood that your PSU's average efficiency is about 85% due to the tiny load that's on it most of the time. Although, it's better to get a UPS that can handle a little more than this because as they age, their capacity diminishes - just like all rechargeable batteries. So, I guess that I would get one that can handle maybe about 650W.

 

Unfortunately, I don't know which ones can be recommended and which ones shouldn't be.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.400-1.424V in Manual Mode) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Nope! Your power consumption while gaming will never exceed 450W, so the UPS (the Uninterruptible Power Supply) will only need to be able to handle roughly 530W at minimum in order to take into account the likelihood that your PSU's average efficiency is about 85% due to the tiny load that's on it most of the time. Although, it's better to get a UPS that can handle a little more than this because as they age, their capacity diminishes - just like all rechargeable batteries. So, I guess that I would get one that can handle maybe about 650W.

Unfortunately, I don't know which ones can be recommended and which ones shouldn't be.
Thank you for a clear explanation. That really helped.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770k @4.5 MSI Z87 MPOWER Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming SLI Kingston 9905403-400.A00LF4 GB DDR3-1333 D x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64gb crucial SSD, 128gb crucial SSD, SAMSUNG HD... Windows 8.1 Professional x64 ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms Steel Series 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200w Ezcool h550 f25 atx with 550w psu Steelseries Sensei Razer Megasoma 
AudioOther
XONAR D2X, +amp, Beyerdynamic DT 770Pro 80Ohm Steelseries Desmo 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770k @4.5 MSI Z87 MPOWER Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming SLI Kingston 9905403-400.A00LF4 GB DDR3-1333 D x2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64gb crucial SSD, 128gb crucial SSD, SAMSUNG HD... Windows 8.1 Professional x64 ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms Steel Series 6Gv2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1200w Ezcool h550 f25 atx with 550w psu Steelseries Sensei Razer Megasoma 
AudioOther
XONAR D2X, +amp, Beyerdynamic DT 770Pro 80Ohm Steelseries Desmo 
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