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Do I need a pure sine wave UPS?

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Been building a really expensive PC and was wondering if I need to buy myself a pure sine wave UPS to protect my gear.

I have a Lian Li PE-750 psu on a power strip.
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wouldn't any good branded UPS be ok? TBH I have a 1500VA HP rack mount because it cost me nothing but new batteries.
Honestly really depends on the quality of mains power if you need to go full sine wave UPS.

Also I have to add that I live in Christchurch NZ we have had 3000 odd earthquakes here in the past 4 years none of my friends have UPS I am the only one to have a PSU fail and I have a UPS
Edited by feznz - 6/21/16 at 2:49am
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NEED? Depends on your PSU and how awful your AC input is. Yours should be "fine" with a lesser UPS, so long as the mains are also good at your place.

That said, you probably should get something with either a true sine wave, or at least a well simulated one. Cleaner input means less work for your PSU, and ultimately, cleaner output from it (and thus better overclocking and a longer lifespan on your VRMs and electrolytics).
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Originally Posted by PyreSpirit View Post

Any suggestions on a TRUE sine wave UPS?

I was looking at the lines of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?sdtid=8853251&SID=72b156fa37d911e68992d619ff2f63b50INT&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16842102238&cm_sp=

But I have no idea what to buy exactly.

That unit would be just fine for home use. In fact I really like that particular UPS series from CyberPower. I've got a few in use currently and they haven't given me any issues over the last few years. They look a heck of a lot nicer than my beefier and more industrial units, have nice diagnostic displays, are very cool and quiet in normal operation, and interface rather cleanly with Windows' built in battery functions (the ones designed for laptop batteries) via USB.

Anything significantly "better" in any given aspect is going to be worse in others, and also cost about 5 times as much, so I'd say one of those units, or something very similar, would be a good choice for your current situation.
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