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I think where I'm coming from is that I'm going to stop playing with this. It's been great 'meeting' you all - thanks for you efforts and patience, but I had no idea what a potentially time consuming hobby this is. I can't afford that realistically so, as I don't believe I have the demands of my rig that some of you have, it probably isn't worth my while. I also don't have enough interest to do it 'for the sake of it'. But thanks anyway - I do mean that.
Sorry to hear that Jeremy. When you first get in to overclocking it can be somewhat time consuming. But once you get the hang of it, it becomes much easier and quicker. Although, testing is still time consuming, but then again you don't have to sit there and watch it. That'd be kind of like watching grass grow or paint dry.
At any rate like thlnk3r said, whenever you're ready to come back we'll be here to help ya.
Good luck in your future endeavours.




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BlackOmega: I have always used American Power Conversion. The good news is that if you ever need to upgrade, you can turn in a old unit (of any manufacturer; working or not) for a credit to a larger unit. It is just like ATi when they used to sell cards to consumers. Power Chute tells you when it is time to change the battery, about every three years, so you do not need to worry about it. What else is cool is that it tells you real-time how much power (in watts) your UPS is providing and what the current voltage is from the outlet. I have never tested the power draw, but the voltage shown matches when I test with a multimeter. When National Grid killed my last one (and refuse to replace it), I have not replaced it yet as I did not have the money. (I needed a bigger unit since I would draw in excess of the 865 W my unit was capable while under load; remind me later to check what my draw is now if ever I get another multimeter.) The good news is that the UPS died instead of my equipment. It is very nice (maybe a bit surreal) to be using your computer, have all the lights go off in the apartment, and you have like twenty minutes to leisurely power down. If you need, some units have the ability to slap another battery on the side of the unit extending their run time. There are also rack mount units that are capable of insane power supply with insane price tags to match. Unless I am mistken, Trip-Lite and OCZ also make UPSes, but as I have said, I have only had experience with American Power Conversion.
Thanks for that tid bit blitz. I'll have to check APC out and see what kind of unit I need to at least keep my rigs' on for 5-10 minutes after power loss. I remember I had set one up in a dealership I worked at that also had a program that would shut your rig down, in case you weren't there to do it, when the power on the battery was low. It was a pretty nice unit, it was an APC IIRC. I'll have to check the guidelines as to how much reserve power I'll actually need.
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Entire grid went down for last 3 hours here.

Was posting at the time. LOL just my luck.

BO Indeed APC is best choice for personal ups backup but it sounds like a good surge protector is what you need.

I wish I had more time and energy to post in this thread but I have real life issues like keeping a roof over my head so I cannot even get my folding rigs maxed out at this time. DO NOT assume you know more about a person that you met in cyber space than they do. It makes you look like a small person without the ability to see beyond your own nose. And that does not impress us.

that is all.
Hue, I don't think that the surge protector was the issue as I don't think the power spiked but actually went too low. So in that event even the best surge protector would be fairly useless.

Thanks for the recommendations guys.

PS: Sorry to hear you're having RL issues Hue. Hope everything works out for you. Good Luck .
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Yep, APC (with Power Chute installed) will automatically shut down when you have 5 minutes of battery life remaining. If you do not have Power Chute installed (which I actually preferred) Windows Vista thinks your computer is a laptop, and gives you the ability to control the battery life just as if you were on a laptop. With Power Chute installed, Vista (and XP) see you as an ordinary desktop, Windows does not recognize a battery installed. However, you can only get wattage / voltage readings with Power Chute installed, so I would install for that purpose, and then uninstall once testing was done. Then again, I am weird like that. The downside is that you will get notification that your battery needs replacing doing that, but you could always note every three years and move on.
     
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I've got two UPSes; one is an APC, the other is a CyberPower.

I got the CyberPower a few months (maybe three months at the most) before the APC, but its battery just died about a month or two ago (thankfully, at that point I didn't have a PC hooked up to it, just some peripherals). The APC is still running super-strong and reliably.

Point is, I have more confidence in APC than in CyberPower.
    
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Point is, I have more confidence in APC than in CyberPower.
Joe, I haven't heard to many things on CyberPower. If I remember right Tripplite makes some pretty good units. Man I can't believe the battery died already in the CyberPower. APC sent me a article and it talked about replacing battery tips ect. I guess the "standard" time for a replacement is 2-3 years. I had mine for almost 4 years and it was still holding charge. I just replaced it recently ($38).
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So the normal life of a PSU is what 3-5 years? I'm wondering this because I can't imagine an UPS to last much longer then a PSU so would you basically replace one battery and by the time the second battery dies it would almost be time to replace the UPS???
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I do not know what the nominal life span of a UPS is, I just know that APC says to change the battery every 2-3 years. My UPS died a little under 6 years old, but because National Grid repeatedly flipped my power on and off repeatedly causing a fatal fault. (Now whenever I plug the UPS in, it tells me it is overloaded; there is nothing plugged into it.)
     
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how about the warranty on UPS's? Is the warranty period finished? If so maybe you could crack the case on your UPS and see if there is any physical damage or you could send it in for repair at cost if APC offers such service.

Edit.

What would be the better chioce?
  1. 3x9800GTX+ 1GB + 9800GT for PhysX
  2. 3xGTS250 1GB + 9800GT for PhysX
  3. 3x GTX260 1GB ( oh wait they don't come in 1 GB they come in some 896GB or something like that ) + 9800GT for PhysX
???
Edited by N2Gaming - 12/10/09 at 11:49am
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how about the warranty on UPS's? Is the warranty period finished? If so maybe you could crack the case on your UPS and see if there is any physical damage or you could send it in for repair at cost if APC offers such service.
N2Gaming, perhaps this may help:

http://www.apc.com/support/faq.cfm

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9. How long is APC's warranty on UPSs?
APC's standard UPS warranty is two years from the date of purchase. This warranty includes the battery. You also have the option of purchasing an extended warranty. Go to http://www.apcc.com/support/service/index.cfm for more information.

Please be sure to register your APC product by mailing in the Warranty Card or by registering online at http://www.apcc.com/support/warranty.
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The warranty is expired yes. And I already called and asked APC, they do not do out-of-warranty repair, even if you pay for it. As far as I know, their warranty is replacement only, hence, out-of-warranty replacement would be covered by the Trade-UPS credit. I just called for my broken unit, they would pay $80 towards a new $560 unit for it.
     
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LOL that's pitiful trade up value but never the less something is better then nothing. Any one see my video card question up there ^?
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