Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Which UPS to get for "noisy power" area?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Which UPS to get for "noisy power" area?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ok, the power in my building has apparently become noisy/dirty (its a long story but, if requested, I will be happy to explain) and the noise is causing my PSU (and even my microwave) to make clicking sounds like a mouse. Although I believe the PSU can handle it, the sounds it makes still get on my nerves and so, I would like to protect it from the dirty/noisy grid (which can't be so easily fixed, again, long story).

Now, I know that a nice and rugged online UPS would be protection enough but I am not running a server here and also don't have the space to fit it and would rather not spend a lot of money in it. So, my question is, which kind (in-line, simple automatic voltage reg., etc) of UPS would do the trick and "isolate" my rig from the grid or at least "filter" the power input, removing the noise (electric noise I mean)?

By the way, UPS backup time/VA is not an issue, I don't have to worry about power outages and if it happens 3min is more than enough to shut things down.
Edited by Ulver - 3/3/11 at 5:03pm
post #2 of 6
Something like this would work well. Since you have a high power rig 1500va is the minimum you want to go with.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1&Sku=A75-9270
Folding Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 EVGA x58 758 R.2 EVGA GT210 6gb Patriot DDR3 1600C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500gb Ubuntu 10.4 ACER 22" 1080P Antec Earthwatts 430w Delta 
Case
CM Storm Sniper 
  hide details  
Reply
Folding Beast
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 EVGA x58 758 R.2 EVGA GT210 6gb Patriot DDR3 1600C8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500gb Ubuntu 10.4 ACER 22" 1080P Antec Earthwatts 430w Delta 
Case
CM Storm Sniper 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
if you are having just dirty power and not actual voltage fluctuations then go with something like this:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberPow...=ups&cp=1&lp=9
since you are just looking to clean up your power and run the system for a minute or two to save and shut down in case of lost power...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k OC'd 4.9GHz Asus P8P67-M PRo Asus GTX-560 Ti Direct CU II  PNY XLR8 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA w/Lightscribe Corsair H60 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W Modular PSU Corsair Carbide Series 500R 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k OC'd 4.9GHz Asus P8P67-M PRo Asus GTX-560 Ti Direct CU II  PNY XLR8 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM LG Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA w/Lightscribe Corsair H60 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W Modular PSU Corsair Carbide Series 500R 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
What might actually be a better solution is a line conditioner.
http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CFwQ8gIwAw#
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I was looking into line filters and surge protectors with noise filtering but I couldn't find anything here (online or at some shops)... Weird. Seems like its all or nothing here. Either I get a big UPS with all functions included or else I have to be content with a lame surge protector with very forgiving "filtering"...

Thanks guys!
I think I'll get a Cyberpower CR1500va and be done with it.
post #6 of 6
My main problem with UPSs is that once the battery dies usually any plugs that run off the battery become inoperable until it's replaced. At least that's the way it's been with the couple of Cyberpower units I've used; if I plug something into the battery side it just beeps at me.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › Which UPS to get for "noisy power" area?