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OKay,

Here's the issue I got.


Now I tested the watt pull from the wall under load and it can get as high as like 1050W when gaming (4x titan,4960x Overclocked watercooled etc)


Now it hovers from like 875-1050 constantly so I'm at a delima.



Unit 1:

http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP1500PFCLCD-Sinewave-Compatible-Mini-Tower/dp/B00429N19W/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1387246197&sr=1-1&keywords=cyber+power+1500va+sinewave




The VA rating would seem to handle it but the 900W is iffy..



Unit 2:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ANU8M5W/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

3X the cost but 1980W



Unit 3.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001RJKDGE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER


1650W But more expensive than the 1980W? lols




Any suggestions? Seems like once you go above 1500VA prices get 3x as high.




Could the 1500VA unit be doable? Or it's going to crash and burn once it goes on battery.
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Check out my guide here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1305395/the-uninterrupting-uninterruptible-power-supply-ups-guide/0_100

The 1500VA unit is not enough if you pull 875-1050W, as you shouldn't exceed about 60% of the VA, which is why the wattage is rated as 900W.

What are you looking for? Enough time to shutdown, or time to keep playing or working? Drawing that much power and requiring the latter is going to run your wallet a pretty penny. You'd be lucky to get 5 minutes at 1050W on any of those.
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Check out my guide here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1305395/the-uninterrupting-uninterruptible-power-supply-ups-guide/0_100

The 1500VA unit is not enough if you pull 875-1050W, as you shouldn't exceed about 60% of the VA, which is why the wattage is rated as 900W.

What are you looking for? Enough time to shutdown, or time to keep playing or working? Drawing that much power and requiring the latter is going to run your wallet a pretty penny. You'd be lucky to get 5 minutes at 1050W on any of those.




Enough time to shut down safely, So I'd say like the 5-10 min mark would do it.

Given what the units say

Full load on the 1980W says

Full 8 min half 26 min

1050 I'd guess what 15-20 min of runtime?


So why 5 min only on a 1980W system?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OJAHW0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

This unit is 1320W and according to it's specs

Full 8 min half 20 min

1050W I'd gather around 10 min of run time b4 having to shut down?


Or are these ratings a big fat lie?
post #4 of 12
It probably will be more than 5 minutes, I was getting a bit excited there tongue.gif

I've never seen what is on paper actually be provided so expect less than what's written in terms of run-time. Technically you should get higher run-time with the pure sine wave models that you've linked, though.
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At that power level you should buy a generator. The ups just has to last 'til you can crank that sucker up!

On another note, time to read the guide, because I think it's time I get one too.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Y24DEU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have this unit for my desktop, 3 (only 1 monitor for this test) monitors i haven't got my 290x's in yet, they come this week but my 7990 running furmark and 4770k running prime95 it would hit the 900w max and start having a spazzim saying it was at its max.

Your system would be toping out a 1500va unit all the time you game so i would not suggest getting it and go for a more powerful one.
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I've read the guide

I've chosen a Pure Sine wave Unit

But my issue is the Wattage and there's slight differences from each model like the Voltage regulation/etc


Question is would the 1320 Unit be enough or is it better to get the 1980W.
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I've read the guide

I've chosen a Pure Sine wave Unit

But my issue is the Wattage and there's slight differences from each model like the Voltage regulation/etc


Question is would the 1320 Unit be enough or is it better to get the 1980W.

Use the guide to calculate the wattage required - then you can make a choice smile.gif You already know the maximum wattage you'll need at any one time, the guide provides the calculations you need to make.
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Use the guide to calculate the wattage required - then you can make a choice smile.gif You already know the maximum wattage you'll need at any one time, the guide provides the calculations you need to make.


I used a meter to get the actual wattage from the wall socket so I already know that smile.gif


I'm just wondering the 1320W 2000VA is it like bs or it would be enough.
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I used a meter to get the actual wattage from the wall socket so I already know that smile.gif


I'm just wondering the 1320W 2000VA is it like bs or it would be enough.

No, I mean the guide provides the necessary calculations you need to make BASED on the maximum wattage you require at any one time in order to determine the correct size UPS. Make those calculations and you'll know if one is big enough or not smile.gif
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