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post #1 of 20
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I'm looking at getting something to clean up the power to my computer, I'm always having stuff dying, I doubt it's my psu. My voltage regulation is fine, and these issues have been around through a hx520 and a strider plus 750. When the fridge kicks up my light in my room flickers, So I'm presuming i have some bad power, So i've been trying to find a way to clean it.
I've been looking at OPTI-UPS AVR-SS2000 Auto Voltage Regulator 2000VA 1000W AVR Sine Wave 6 Outlets.
I don't mind getting a ups, but all the ones within my price range are Simulated Sine wave, also what's a step wave?
post #2 of 20
It's actually pretty common for a fridge or an AC unit to do that to lights in a room. A good PSU like yours has a transient filtering stage exactly for that sort of thing.
post #3 of 20
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transient filtering stage exactly for that sort of thing.
Precisely this. It was just bad luck, your stuff dying!
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by dejanribic View Post
Precisely this. It was just bad luck, your stuff dying!
I dunno, light bulbs don't last too long either. Pretty much all of the indicators of unclean power is there, but you have to find it odd that i go through a video card about twice a year.
post #5 of 20
I suppose so, unless you just had bad luck. I say bring in an electrician before buying an expensive UPS you might not need.
post #6 of 20
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I suppose so, unless you just had bad luck. I say bring in an electrician before buying an expensive UPS you might not need.
The opti-ups is like 30$ I can't see how 4+ video cards is just bad luck tbh.
post #7 of 20
you need to change your light bulbs to energy efficient, they will draw less power

Edit:
also look at your box, you may be getting a lot of moisture around it causing the connection to be bad or you have rust in your box
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post #8 of 20
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you need to change your light bulbs to energy efficient, they will draw less power
yeah butthey cost you $$$$ more, well in my case they do. when have to be replaced every month or so.
post #9 of 20
A 2000VA UPS for $30? Something's not right there... A stepped sine wave unit with that capacity should be $200+, and a pure sine wave even more.
post #10 of 20
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A 2000VA UPS for $30? Something's not right there... Even a stepped sine wave unit like that should cost $200+
It's a power conditioner, not a ups. Cleans the power, surge etc just no battery backup. I call it a fancy surge protector.
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