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Patramix May 7, 2010 01:05 PM

Opinions on UPS's
High everyone

so i am looking at getting a new UPS, got a decent system with a 850w psu. from my research i think am pulling around 500-580watts from psu calculator ive used.

i whant a unit that will be able to keep my system up for more then 2 minutes to properly shut down everything and have a little juice left.

been looking around and found a few units that am interested in, mainly 2 CyberPower models, the The Intelligent LCD Series CP1500AVRLCD 900w and the CP1350AVRLCD 810w units

i found them for 175 and 155$ (shipping is about 30-35$)

was wondering if anyone as opinions on these or other units like these


Digikid May 7, 2010 01:18 PM

I would point towards APC. A well known a reliable brand.

CMetaphor May 7, 2010 01:23 PM

If your system pulls more than 500w id be surprised (assuming its the system in your Sig). PSU calculators aren't accurate at all, so you system probably only pulls 400w or less at full load (check the HWC GPU reviews for some full load on cpu+gpu power numbers). A 1500VA is extreme overkill then, I'd go with a 900VA if you only need a few minutes for a proper shutdown.

Zero82z May 7, 2010 02:15 PM

Cyberpower UPSes are pretty good quality. You'd be fine with one from them.

SKYMTL May 7, 2010 02:25 PM

OptiUPS is what I swear by. That and Tripp Lite

Canker May 7, 2010 03:32 PM

Lieeeeeeberrrrt! (Liebert) They cost, but are a first pick for me.

Patramix May 7, 2010 03:41 PM

yeah its the system in my profile

Thanks for the info, well the more power i can get the better, i don't mind going a bit over board

ill look into smaller units, APC are more expensive thought, i know they are good, got a few at work

i need something good that will protect me against my bad power, i get lots of brownouts and surges here witch reminds me i should also protect my folding rig too someday.

i did find the cyberpower CP1000AVRLCD 600W for 110$ witch could be good.

_dangtx_ May 7, 2010 04:10 PM

i prefer apc myself, but the others mentioned(safe maybe a model or two??) are ok as well.

and yeah, 500 watts, even if you count monitor and speakers its a bit much..maybe 350-400?

Zero82z May 7, 2010 04:31 PM

500W is the minimum I'd go with for a system like that. Keep in mind that UPSes have to deal with the draw of the PC at the wall, so PSU efficiency has to be considered as well. You should also not load a UPS up to its full capacity or you could run into problems, like component failure, premature shutdown, etc.

ZZLEE May 7, 2010 05:02 PM

PC Cyber Canada - For All Your Computer Needs

The store is near" Concordia U " has 1 of these in stock

I am using a smaller one and it doesn't work as well an I would like= more power please :biggrin:

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