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post #11 of 24
it will shutdown when a certain amount of power is left that you set it to
and just because it's a 750watt psu dosen't mean it will be running at that so try and caculate it with the link i gave you
Edited by Bukey999 - 6/27/08 at 12:08pm
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post #12 of 24
I personally use an APC BX1500 UPS on my system that has a 850W PSU, and I've never had any major problems with it.

In an power outage, I can run for at least 20 minutes+ before I need to shut everything down.

The purpose of a UPS is not to just keep things running indefinitely on battery power. It's moreso needed to give you the time to save your work and properly shut down the computer should the need arise.
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by 31337 View Post
I'm in the process of building the rig that will be connected to this. It's gonna have: 780i, E8400 (going to OC), 2x 2GB RAM, 8800GTS (will OCgoing SLI in future), 2x 500GB HDDs (getting a couple faster drives in the future), and Corsair 750watt PSU.

So I could just have a small UPS, and it'll basically just shut down at the same time the UPS kicks in?

If it's not too expensive, I wouldn't mind having a little time to finish what I'm doing before shutdown but if it's over $100 it doesn't matter.

Thanks
That setup shouldn't need a drop over 500w.
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post #14 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
That setup shouldn't need a drop over 500w.
Agreed... and that's while playing a game.
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post #15 of 24
i don't believe that system will being drawing the FULL 750 watts just as Rayvin & DuckieHo said.

generally there are two brands i like to choose from:
APC
and
Tripplite

there are some other ones here and there if they're a good deal i'll grab em. some thing like:
cyberpower


i will say this: in order to find a UPS for a high end system is going to cost some good $$$.

will look and come back
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post #18 of 24
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Ok, I calculated my wattage on that site and my rig that I'm building now, before upgrades, comes out to 429watts. After I get done with upgrades, it'll come out to 615watts.

Some of those this-noob-again linked to looked nice, but I would like to find one that I can just pick up in store. (best buy\\circuit city)
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post #19 of 24
You'll want to get a line interactive PSU, they are better than a standy by UPS at filtering the AC power while not running on the battery. Preferably you would want at least 1000VA for sli since you also have to account for your monitor's power usage but that won't happen trying to stay close to $100. I think either of these will be enough: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1171672093363, http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/APC-B...oductDetail.do. I'm not sure how good the Geek Squad one is, some people had a little trouble with the included software but most seem to be happy.
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Uh... I don't really like the reviews on the Geek Squad one. I would kinda like to have something that will be essentially trouble free (for the most part anyway).

Hmm... Ok, fine. What could I get for $150? I can't go any higher than that.

Also, if it has a fan, quieter is better!

Thanks
Edited by 31337 - 6/27/08 at 7:04pm
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