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I'm considering getting a UPS for data and hardware safety. My question is how big do I need for the system in my sig. I'm using and 850 watt power supply but thats with a little overhead/expansion room. Obviously I'd prefer to keep this on a budget but not at the expense of safety. I have read everything from less than power supply wattage to 1.5 times power supply wattage is necessary. Only the pc itself will be plugged into it. Obviously I only need it to hold power for a minute or two as I shut down since the PC is off unless I'm physically there and using it.

Also any brand suggestions would be helpful as well.
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Any idea how much your machine pulls at the wall?

I'm going to say around 700w since you're running with the 980. You're looking at quite a hefty peice of kit. Expect to pay in the hundreds to be honest, arounf 1000va (the 850va is about 650w apparently)

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That'll be rated for pulling around 950 watts i'd say. Bit too beasty maybe
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Here is a good 900w one with front display and three year warranty-
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=C910-1282
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post #6 of 19
That cyber power one looks really good tbh and it's a rather reasonable price for what it is. Remember if you connect too much kit up to this it will blow the UPS. Kinda like putting too much gear in your rig and blowing your PSU.

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Here is a good 900w one with front display and three year warranty-
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=C910-1282
Cheaper on amazon and 2 day prime shipping


    
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post #8 of 19
I agree with the rest you definitely need at a minimum 1000VA to be safe and also allow you for a little expansion.
Always check slickdeals.net as they are always posting special deals. There was a BelkinPureAV 1500VA going for $300 (50% off) just yesterday. I myself like APC, however their better models are a bit pricey.
If your budget is low, CyberPower will be your best bet.
If you like the one that louze001 posted, they have it on sale in Costco for $140.
HERE And it comes with a travel surge protector.
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post #9 of 19
We use APC in the office, although these are a bit heavier and have to be racked up. But they are very good.

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HAHA! It's like were playing beat that price.
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