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Hey guys,

I'm finishing up building my rig and would like to purchase a UPS to protect it.

Here's my system

i7 4930k
Rampage IV Gene
2 X GTX TITAN BLACK in SLI mode
Corsair AX1200i
Samsung 840 Pro
Corsair H100i

I'm quite confused with the numbers of UPS and would like to have a direct answer from you guys.

I want to have a quality UPS and care less about price, though I wouldn't buy 'fancy" UPS that is not worth it.

What specific model or product line should I buy?


Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 6
Hello there.

It seems there's a UPS Guide on this forum so you may also check that out if what I explained doesn't make sense or if I may be wrong on some points.

Purchasing a UPS isn't just about buying the reputable brand but what you actually need to use it for. You have to ask yourself a couple questions and do a bit more research. It's probably best to measure how much power you actually pull from the wall outlet to power your system from idle and maximum load.

Is your computer around dangers of weather (lightning/storms) or high powered electronics (high-wattage power tools)?
Are you looking to just properly shut down your computer during a black/brown out (sudden loss of electricity)?
Did you want to have some headroom to keep your computer running when the electricity is out?

You may be purchasing a 1200watt power supply but that doesn't necessarily mean your system is capable of pulling that much from the wall so it's personally up to you if you want a UPS capable of that much or more for headroom in keeping a system on longer for emergency needs. That's where a wattage meter is put to use so you can measure your actual usage. Another thing to keep in mind is that after a UPS capacity limit, you will need to use a different plug to go higher (usually around 1000+ wattage in the USA to use a higher rated socket). This starts going toward the point of contacting an electrician if you want to change the wall socket or if your household/room is capable of supplying that power.

My recommendations is that a UPS is great to use by supplying clean power to your system or any electronics that will be using it. However, it's really not worth it if you're just trying to protect your system by typical spikes in a household unless the household itself is bad in supplying power to the point that turning anything on would cause the lights to dim for a couple seconds. Personally, I think it's best to get a UPS when you have bad weather conditions (generally lightning storms), constant use of high-powered machines/tools, keeping a server off of downtime from a quick electrical outage, or constant quick outages based on your experience with living in your current location.

If you still feel the need to get a UPS based on your needs then please do so. The only brands I've looked into are CyberPower and APC. I've found CyberPower to be more user-friendly. Otherwise you're better off just saving money by getting a decent surge protector. Keep in mind that this is all based on my own research and opinion as I'm not a PSU/UPS expert.
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Hello there.

It seems there's a UPS Guide on this forum so you may also check that out if what I explained doesn't make sense or if I may be wrong on some points.

Purchasing a UPS isn't just about buying the reputable brand but what you actually need to use it for. You have to ask yourself a couple questions and do a bit more research. It's probably best to measure how much power you actually pull from the wall outlet to power your system from idle and maximum load.

Is your computer around dangers of weather (lightning/storms) or high powered electronics (high-wattage power tools)?
Are you looking to just properly shut down your computer during a black/brown out (sudden loss of electricity)?
Did you want to have some headroom to keep your computer running when the electricity is out?

You may be purchasing a 1200watt power supply but that doesn't necessarily mean your system is capable of pulling that much from the wall so it's personally up to you if you want a UPS capable of that much or more for headroom in keeping a system on longer for emergency needs. That's where a wattage meter is put to use so you can measure your actual usage. Another thing to keep in mind is that after a UPS capacity limit, you will need to use a different plug to go higher (usually around 1000+ wattage in the USA to use a higher rated socket). This starts going toward the point of contacting an electrician if you want to change the wall socket or if your household/room is capable of supplying that power.

My recommendations is that a UPS is great to use by supplying clean power to your system or any electronics that will be using it. However, it's really not worth it if you're just trying to protect your system by typical spikes in a household unless the household itself is bad in supplying power to the point that turning anything on would cause the lights to dim for a couple seconds. Personally, I think it's best to get a UPS when you have bad weather conditions (generally lightning storms), constant use of high-powered machines/tools, keeping a server off of downtime from a quick electrical outage, or constant quick outages based on your experience with living in your current location.

If you still feel the need to get a UPS based on your needs then please do so. The only brands I've looked into are CyberPower and APC. I've found CyberPower to be more user-friendly. Otherwise you're better off just saving money by getting a decent surge protector. Keep in mind that this is all based on my own research and opinion as I'm not a PSU/UPS expert.

Thank you so much for the great information.

I'm in LA, so the weather is not really a factor. That being said, my apartment is kinda old, and every time I turn on my LASER printer or hair drier or microwave, the lights dim for a couple seconds, which is my primary reason of purchasing a UPS to protect the system. I don't really need too much time as if blackout happens, I would just go ahead and shut down the computer. My primary use of UPS would be connecting the computer and a few extra lamps and chargers, and that's about it. I used pcpartpick to calculate wattage usage, and it seems the system would be most likely to pull around 800W from the wall, which under the assumption of running GPUs at maximum load. So based on my situation, what model of APC do you recommend? My budget is around 300 or less if that's possible.

Thanks!
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after the weekend of overloading my multi adapter and blew a fuse i got scared so i bought one of these like 15 min later.

Eaton 5115 - 700VA UPS ( rated at 420 watt)

it is the old version but it will do for surges and also if i get a power cut it will initiate a shutdown which is all i need.

so i will have my monitors on the surge protection side and the ups side my PC
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Thank you so much for the great information.

I'm in LA, so the weather is not really a factor. That being said, my apartment is kinda old, and every time I turn on my LASER printer or hair drier or microwave, the lights dim for a couple seconds, which is my primary reason of purchasing a UPS to protect the system. I don't really need too much time as if blackout happens, I would just go ahead and shut down the computer. My primary use of UPS would be connecting the computer and a few extra lamps and chargers, and that's about it. I used pcpartpick to calculate wattage usage, and it seems the system would be most likely to pull around 800W from the wall, which under the assumption of running GPUs at maximum load. So based on my situation, what model of APC do you recommend? My budget is around 300 or less if that's possible.

Thanks!

Sounds like getting a UPS would really fit your situation. If you indeed pull around ~800watts from the wall then a UPS along the lines of 900W would work pretty well for you. I currently have a CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA 900W which I find works pretty well and does the job. Sadly I had to move it away from my main system and just use it for my backup servers since my main system would overload it on full load (the UPS would warn me and shut down). It comes with a very user-friendly software that gives you a couple options and statistics on the status of your UPS. Keep in mind that using the maximum wattage of ~800watts on that 900W UPS would probably give you around 1-3 minutes of up-time when the electricity goes out in your apartment. The included software would give you the option if you'd like to have it shutdown your computer properly when that happens as well as give you the actual time it has in keeping your system on. I'm sure the up-time would be around 10-20min when your system is idle.
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after the weekend of overloading my multi adapter and blew a fuse i got scared so i bought one of these like 15 min later.

Eaton 5115 - 700VA UPS ( rated at 420 watt)

it is the old version but it will do for surges and also if i get a power cut it will initiate a shutdown which is all i need.

so i will have my monitors on the surge protection side and the ups side my PC

UPDATE:

the item arrived today and i hooked it up to my sigrig and my monitors to the UPS side i took it through its paces and must say i only hit the 82% max usage.

I also have my server connected to the surge side but i recon with the amount of power the server draws i can probably have it on the ups side as well.

but after the testing i did, i think i will be getting another one of these just for the server. it is pretty sweet, has temp of the battery and draw in / out current max / minimum etc..

the only thing i need to sort out is the email alert part.
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