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Old February 23, 2011, 09:37 PM
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Hey HWC,

I'm getting reeeaaaallllyy sick of coil whine from my PSUs while folding and I'm fairly sure it has to do with my house's aluminum wiring.

So with money from my tax return I plan on getting a good UPS that will be a good backup for 10 minutes or so in a power outage and also deliver clean non screamly-squealy-hissy power to my PSU.

Does anybody have any recommendations for a good 800+ watt UPS that cleans power?
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Old February 23, 2011, 09:38 PM
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I like these guys ..
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Old February 23, 2011, 09:42 PM
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try cyberpower pfc ones? or non pfc, some people seem to be divided on the matter,
i think memexpress had the 850 for around 100 delivered
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Old February 23, 2011, 10:13 PM
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powerware 9125S , apc smart-up 1400 series. how much you want to spend is the other question, jibz sounds you have a over loaded circuit where computer hooked to line. deafinatly get a avr type
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Old February 24, 2011, 10:01 AM
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get something from APC or EATON both are really good brands. I personall use a BackUPS-1300VA and at work we use the EATON Powerware 9XXX Series (not that i would recommend an 8K ups for home use)
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Old February 24, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Priceclub has a 1300VA / 860(? maybe 780..)watt APC UPS (it's call the XS or RS, I always get them confused) for $149.99 + tax. It's a wicked buy, and those are what I buy for my house.. They have a newer version, which is taller and looks more "sleek", but the same internals as the older model (I have 5 of them)
NCIX has the more expensive version of the two models for $250 on their website.
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Old February 24, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Now re-reading your post, you're looking for a line conditioner.. I don't think the lower end APC UPSs do line conditioning.. that would make for a very expensive UPS.
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Now re-reading your post, you're looking for a line conditioner.. I don't think the lower end APC UPSs do line conditioning.. that would make for a very expensive UPS.
We sell a Cyberpower 685AVR 390W UPS for $129.99
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Old February 24, 2011, 03:20 PM
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ive been using a CyberPower Systems CP1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS 1500VA/900W Tower for 8-10 months or so and i must say i like it.

i to had poor house wiring and caused lots of problems with the pc's, and so far it filtered several spikes, brown notes, power flash's and outages with no data lose or problems. pulling 600 watts from it and i have around 7 minutes of run time
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Priceclub has a 1300VA / 860(? maybe 780..)watt APC UPS (it's call the XS or RS, I always get them confused) for $149.99 + tax. It's a wicked buy, and those are what I buy for my house.. They have a newer version, which is taller and looks more "sleek", but the same internals as the older model (I have 5 of them)
NCIX has the more expensive version of the two models for $250 on their website.
That is what I have and it sort of does line conditioning as you can set max and min voltage on it. Anything outside of that range will kick on the battery. Oh and with the newest version of their powerchute software it can track energy usage, my main machine costs about $11/month and used 157.42 kWh last month.
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