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Is this UPS any good for my new pc?


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#1 karlsult

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 05:02 AM

Hi,

I need a ups for my pc, the one that keeps pc on when electricity goes out.

This is my pc:
http://www.scanmalta.com/scanshop/scan-3xs-4232-core-i5-haswell-windows-8-1-computer-system.html (the graphic card is gtx 750 ti they replaced it).

Is this ups good for my pc?

"600VA Centralion Blazer Vista (with LCD) UPS"
http://www.scanmalta.com/scanshop/computing/accessories/power/600va-centralion-blazer-vista-with-lcd-line-interactive.html

or perhaps this one (bit more expensive):

"500VA APC BX500CI AVR Black UPS"
http://www.scanmalta.com/scanshop/computing/accessories/power/500va-apc-bx500ci-avr-black-ups.html

Thanks!



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#2 zcomputerwiz

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:48 PM

I would recommend the APC unit, they make a good product and honor their warranty. With that pc it should give you about 13 minutes.

If you want a longer runtime look for something between 750-1200va.


Have you tried turning it off and on again?


#3 karlsult

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:37 AM

According to an article I read those ups don't provide enough VA for my pc.

 

The article mentions this equation to figure min VA for UPS:

1.6 * Wattage Load = Minimum Volt-Amperes (VA)

 

My pc specs say Power Supply: 500W ATX means I need 800VA Ups.

 

So I'm a bit confused whether the amount of va matters or not. I only wish to turn off pc right away, 5 -10 min is enough.

 

Thanks



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

ok i got 800 va ups :) 

 

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

Not only our computer area has an UPS, our entertainment center[s] also have UPSs, so that the temporary recording[s] can be properly stopped, VHS/DVD combos and TV powered off.  UPS also supplies even, clean, levels of power.


Edited by RolandJS, 12 March 2015 - 01:54 PM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

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