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Old 07-29-11, 06:11 AM   #1
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Hey peeps

Is anyone able to help me out with deciding what kind of UPS I need.

Im planning to attach my pc which has a 750w PSU, my 23" LCD, and my 5.1 speakers.

at the moment Im trying to decide between a 650VA UPS for $100 or a 1.2KVA UPS for $200.

would the 650VA be able to handle my system?
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Old 07-29-11, 09:41 AM   #2
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Hey peeps

Is anyone able to help me out with deciding what kind of UPS I need.

Im planning to attach my pc which has a 750w PSU, my 23" LCD, and my 5.1 speakers.

at the moment Im trying to decide between a 650VA UPS for $100 or a 1.2KVA UPS for $200.

would the 650VA be able to handle my system?
It probably would, but to be on the safe side, I would go for that 1.2 KVA. You may add hardware later, and the 1.2 should be able to handle that pretty nicely.
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Yeap, 1.2KVA is a better choice while APC and CyberPower are perhaps the best brands around.
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Old 07-29-11, 03:05 PM   #4
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I have a APC unit, 1.5KVA, works great. It was around $200.
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Old 07-30-11, 12:09 AM   #5
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This should run you a while.
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That UPS made me last only a minute before my load went out.
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Old 07-30-11, 03:49 PM   #7
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She should be able to handle the load but not the load your weight adds. LOL
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Hey peeps

Is anyone able to help me out with deciding what kind of UPS I need.

Im planning to attach my pc which has a 750w PSU, my 23" LCD, and my 5.1 speakers.

at the moment Im trying to decide between a 650VA UPS for $100 or a 1.2KVA UPS for $200.

would the 650VA be able to handle my system?
A 650VA is a bit too light for a game rig. I've tested a Q6600 8800GTX SLI rig on a 900va system before, and was able to overload that running WiC. Your monitor is around 60 - 70W. My Q6600 pc would idle around 330W and load over 500W (With a monitor think it's just over 600W). The i7 idles around 90W since it's paired with an HD5870, and I think will hit around 300W or so when loaded. (So about 400W with a monitor)

The 650VA is 390W
A 900VA is ~600W
a 1200va is 780W

I personally have all APC units here and they seem to work fine. Had to do a full round of battery replacements around 4 years so that's also something to keep in mind. I think the battery is around $80 for the 1200va unit. Same battery in the 900va and 1200va, the one can simply handle a higher peak load.


Also, don't hook your speakers to the ups side, just hook those into the surge only plugs. Unless you really are concerned about having audio while playing in the dark, it's a waste of power that could otherwise be used to keep your pc online.
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