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Old October 21, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Hello im looking for a cheap solution: I want a UPS/Power Surge protection unit for my office, I have 2 PC's and soon a third.

So i Need and or want a UPS in the office and 2-3 power surge protection power bars (one for the office one for the living room and one for the bedroom, PC's and TVs in all rooms), any suggestions recommendation?

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Old October 21, 2011, 11:23 AM
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Just so I have an idea what kind of computer are you hooking up to this?

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Old October 21, 2011, 11:30 AM
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PC 1 Main Work/Gaming Station - Q6600 with 8GB Ram, 750W PSU, 1TB Green Drive, 2x 64GB SSD drives, 5 x120mm fans, 1x200mm fan
PC 2 Home Server (assuming its not Fried) - INtel Core 2 Dual CPU, 2GB Ram, 500W PSU, 3 x 2TB Green Drives, 3 x 640GB Black Drives, 3x 120mm fans, 1x 140mm fan
PC 3 Foldtron 3.0 - WIP (Dual CPU 6128's....)

the other 2 pcs in bedroom and Living Room just need a surge protector each
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Old October 21, 2011, 11:46 AM
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This reminds me.... does anyone know where you buy an APC R32 battery fairly cheap? It has to be much cheaper than $65 shipped. :)

OP, those things are heavy if you get a good one so you should visit or call up your local computer store and inquire about what they have. I prefer APC but Belkin is another name. There's other ones, too, but it also depends what your budget is for it.

Some people like CyberPower but I haven't had one so I can't comment on whether they're good or not.
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Old October 21, 2011, 02:10 PM
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CoolHandL other thing is what is the chore for the UPS ? power outage, line filtering or runtime?

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Old October 21, 2011, 02:28 PM
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power outage and surge protection, mostly surge protection and safe shutdown.

is this overkill:

NCIX.com - Buy Cyberpower CP1350AVRLCD UPS 1350VA/ 810W AVR 8 Outlet RJ11/RJ45 / Coax Tower LCD Display USB - CyberPower - CP1350AVRLCD - in Canada ??? can be had at 130$
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Old October 21, 2011, 02:54 PM
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apc tool use this to find your VA

yes guess with around 5-10 mins runtime= no line power

NOTE: surge protection is a term used loosly when comes to power

to me its a spike that cuts out before major damage happens.

regulation is not used,

so them power bars are bogus claims for filting, need line regulation

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