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Poll Results: Do you use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS)??

 
  • 36% (27)
    I use a UPS
  • 60% (44)
    I do not use a UPS
  • 2% (2)
    I don't even know what that is!
73 Total Votes  
post #41 of 50
I have an Ultra. Works well. Keep the rig, router, and modem plugged into it (for VOIP purposes)
    
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post #42 of 50
i would LOVE to have one, i need to get one. every time i have power go out (amost every other morning) it likes corrupting my WU's
post #43 of 50
Dont need one, Have played around with one and seem very good if you need them
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post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
On this page which one would be the best?

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I have a hundred dollar certificate and I don't know what else I would buy at bestbuy.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1142298456537 - that one seems nice. At work all the servers are backed up by APC ups's, so it must be a good brand.
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post #45 of 50
How do you determine what size you need? Like by the size of your computer power supply?
post #46 of 50
The only time I've ever gone without power in the last 5+ years (since moving out of my parent's house) was when my roommate didn't send in the electrical bill. Other than that, I've never experienced any kind of power outages. Maybe I just live in a good area? But if there were black or brownouts around here I'd probably invest in one.
    
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post #47 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
The only time I've ever gone without power in the last 5+ years (since moving out of my parent's house) was when my roommate didn't send in the electrical bill. Other than that, I've never experienced any kind of power outages. Maybe I just live in a good area? But if there were black or brownouts around here I'd probably invest in one.
In my 11 years of living in SF, there were ~5 outages. That's why I don't have one either
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post #48 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
I use and love mine. Especially when we've got hurricanes coming through, the power will just blink off and then come back a few seconds later, but it might do that 4 or 5 times in an hour. Incredibly useful to have a backup UPS.
Yeah this is where UPS shine. I was playing Baldur's Gate and I had just done some ting really good and I was sitting there feeling all good about it and I hadn't saved and then there was a power blink and I lost it. The next day I started shopping for a UPS and I have used one ever since.

I don't have one currently since my rig out grew my old one and I thought it more important to get a new video card and Air Soft Rifle right now. I don't think we had any power outages or blinks in a new house though...so I may just forget it.

And lighning can jump through a UPS just as easy as a power strip. I personally use a voltage regulator and even that isn't completely safe...but it stops the light from blinking when the washing machine changes cycles. I figured it probally wasn't good for the PC and TV either. Though if get a power strip...don't go to Walmart and pay $2.99 for one. Go to Home Depot or some place similar and pay $20 for for one. They actually work some what on power surges.
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post #49 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by wire View Post
Thats why you have home owners insurance or your parents do. My house got struck by lightening and we lost, 3 TVs, a dvd player, our air conditioner, the furnace and we also got hail damage on our roof. All of that was replaced with insurance money!!! INSURANCE FTW!!!
"yeah this P3 here cost me over $2000!.


can i have my money?"
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post #50 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by froggy_newb View Post
"yeah this P3 here cost me over $2000!.


can i have my money?"
In the case of my PIII, it did. TOTL Toshiba laptop.
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