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Windows 7: Please help with UPS surge protector.

15 Aug 2011   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Take a look at a Kill A Watt. Search online you may find it cheaper. Newegg has had it for $16 at times.

Newegg.com - P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor

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15 Aug 2011   #12
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

you can work out your power usage here for free: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Remember TDP is comparable to how hard you are pushing the machine at the time of the outage.

and then just add the nominal wattage of your display (manufacturers website). the UPS you listed above is only rated for 2mins a full load anyway so I wouldnt advise overloading it (it also has an overload alarm).
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15 Aug 2011   #13
TBoyd

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Comp Cmndo View Post
I recommend an APC UPS
Newegg.com - apc ups

Specifically: Newegg.com - apc ups
Bingo! I agree. Buy a model that has a USB connection available to connect to your PC. The software will tell you lots of information, including how much load you have on the unit & approximate runtime you have available. You can also run self tests to check on the condition of your battery. This is much better than buying a "dumb" UPS that never lets you know it is overloaded or the batteries are getting weak - until it's too late!
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15 Aug 2011   #14
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have been using APC for years and I have three of these. One on my PC system and one each on my large TV's and cable box. This model has added features to show load and power usage and cost and will shutdown your PC gently when the battery is getting low. The price of $81.99 with FREE shipping is a good deal and its a very nice unit.

Newegg.com - APC BE750G 750 VA 450 Watts 10 Outlets Power Saving Back-UPS ES

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Jim


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16 Aug 2011   #15
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
you can work out your power usage here for free: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Remember TDP is comparable to how hard you are pushing the machine at the time of the outage.

and then just add the nominal wattage of your display (manufacturers website). the UPS you listed above is only rated for 2mins a full load anyway so I wouldnt advise overloading it (it also has an overload alarm).
That thing calculated my SLI build to be 753W

What about the power usage?

Do you think 600W UPS-surge should be able to handle the system I described above? (850W PSU, i7 processor, and 2 GTX 560 cards in SLI.)

Or should I get something closer to my 850W PSU?
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16 Aug 2011   #16
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Thanks for giving the brand. I still don't know if getting 600W is fine according to the information in the post above.
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16 Aug 2011   #17
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

753w is your consumption (850w is max your PSU can deliver) so at peak times your machine will be using 753w but normally less so you should be ok with a 600w, although as mentioned by another post on this thread a decent UPS with monitoring via USB will be the best way to give you answers in a real world scenario. Did you actually check the link in the first reply? This will tell you everything you need, it's not important how much you power supply can deliver, you could have a 10million watt PSU but it will only draw what the components demand.
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16 Aug 2011   #18
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Get one for free with a dead battery & replace with external car battery. I've got a couple of used Optima Marine AGM batteries in parallel on an old APC UPS. It'll run for hours on a car battery. Most APC's run on 12V gel cells.
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16 Aug 2011   #19
dogbert2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have an APC Back-UPS XS 1300 LCD (cost about $125 a few years ago). My Box is a OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80Plus PSU, GTX 460 graphics card, Phenom II X4 965 processor, 8GB DDR2-1066Mhz RAM, Asus M3A76-CM Motherboard, Zyxel 635 DSL modem, Samsung 205BW 20.5" LCD, Altec Lansing 221 Speaker System, and Buffalo WHR-G54S Router running DD-WRT v2.4 pre-SP2 (build 14929). The UPS load under maximum CPU and GPU usage peaks at about 350-370W (when doing normal stuff it runs about 180-210W).

This type of UPS can show the total load on the UPS, how much runtime remains on battery, and is great for brownouts or surges in power. I've used it when the power has been off for upwards of 45 minutes...if it looks like the power is going to be off longer than that, I power down my system.
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16 Aug 2011   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Here is what I just bought for one of my computers. I like it very much:

NEW APC BX1000G Line-interactive UPS 600W 1000VA Power- | eBay
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