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robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON

Looking for a decent UPS that can handle my PC

I am looking for a decent UPS that can run my system long enough for the O/S to safely shut the system down in case of a power failure.
What would you recommend?
Here are my specs:
CPU: Core i5 2500k
RAM: 8GB DDR3
HDD: Seagate 500GB SATA3
DVD: LG DVD-+R/RW SATA2
SoundBlaster X-FI ( PCIe with front drive bay thing)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Onboard: Intel HD 3000, 10/100/1000 LAN
PSU: Antec 450 watt
Monitor: 24' ASUS LCD
My main concern is when the power 'flickers' and it shuts everything off and then it comes back on with in 5-10 seconds.


bt06437

join:2001-12-03
Carrollton, TX

I have a Cyberpower 1500va.
It runs pc, lcd monitor, Fios router, fios cable tv box, 36" Samsung flatscreen tv.
Total draw is 21% of the UPS, 189 WATTS, and an estimated runtime of 25 minutes.
I especially like how easily it switches over to prevent the power yo-yo you describe.


robman50

join:2010-12-14
Beamsville, ON

Is there anything cheaper? I am just looking for something to power down my PC or let it run long enough so it can stay on while that power 'yo-yo' is happening.


Fat City
Premium
join:2003-03-10
Freedonia
reply to bt06437

said by bt06437:

...estimated runtime of 25 minutes...

I'm curious, have you ever pulled the plug and timed how long all your equipment kept running? I had a UPS rated at 700VA and it kept my stuff running for only about 15 seconds when the power went out, lol. I got rid of it.
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VegasMan
Are We There Yet?
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join:2002-11-17
Schaumburg, IL
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reply to robman50

My system is almost exactly the same as yours minus the sound card and I have a 550W supply.
I have a Tripplite OmniVS1500XL it does wonders with power glitches and has kept my system up and running for at least 20 min and for hours in sleep mode.
It comes with software that you can setup to shutdown your system at any point you like, default is 2 min with no power.
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