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I highly recommend a UPS. Over the years I've replaced 2 hard drives, 2 graphics cards, a motherboard/cpu, and a power supply. Since switching to a UPS, I've not had a single component go bad.

APC's website has a calculator you can use to figure out the size you want/need. You don't have to buy APC though, Cyberpower is also quite good.
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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

I strongly recommend using a UPS to protect your computer. As kl6mk6 said, you should get one that has a pure sine wave output since many newer PSUs do not work well, if at all, with a stepped square wave output. The better UPSs will hibernate your computer after a certain amount of time—usually a few minutes—after a power outage. All that should be connected to the UPS is the computer itself unless you get one big enough to also run your monitors so you make last minutes saves to work in progress instead of depending on hibernation to save your work (hibernation is fine but I like to see what is going on with my computer while shutting down). I also recommend a 1500VA UPS. Anything bigger would require a dedicated 20A+ circuit to plug into.

I'm using a Cyberpower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS.

That looks like a nice model for my radiologist's workstations. Thank you for the recommendation, just ordered a dozen of them.
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