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Help me choose a UPS

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Help me choose a UPS

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/14/2011


Hi.

I have a new computer with an 850Watt PSU, a semi-expensive video card (GTX 580 "Phantom"), 4 hard discs including an SSD, and a Dell U2711 monitor that uses a maximum of 134Watts.

I am NOT concerned about back up in the case of power failure, but rather, my main concern is in preserving my new machine - its components, from being damaged in the case of sudden power failure or power surge.

In fact, i would prefer a PSU that does NOT entail any (shutting down) software, and am concerned about the price, am aiming for the lower price range, so i am considering a line-interactive UPS (rather than on-line), and have considered the possibility of 2 UPSs, one for my computer and another for my display, if the price is right.

Also, i am wondering if anyone is aware of the kind of service/support APC provides for products bought and used in Israel, which is where i am currently.

Thanks.

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Re: Help me choose a UPS

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/19/2011


Hi. thanks for your reply. I did in fact get the SUA line - APC Smart-UPS 1500VA USB & Serial 230V for my 850W PSU.

It arrived yesterday, i charged the battery all night, but when connecting my computer the UPS, the computer does NOT fully boot, rather it displays the motherboard logo/boot menu.

I posted a thread specific to this issue, have contacted my mobo manufacturer - Asrock, and posted a thread on the Asrock forum too.

thanks again.

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Re: Help me choose a UPS

This reply was originally posted by Dakota on APC forums on 8/17/2011


Your best option for the cost is the BX1000G

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Re: Help me choose a UPS

This reply was originally posted by Bernard on APC forums on 8/18/2011


Good day! Given the specs that you mentioned above, (although you didn't mention what the site voltage is) I'd suggest that you look into the [Smart-UPS product line available in Israel|http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=165]. The models that start with SUA & SUM are Line Interactive while those that start with SC are also Line Interactive but they output a stepped sine wave when on battery.


And as for customer support you can log on to [www.apc.com|http://www.apc.com/template/country_selection.cfm?ref_url=/support/contact/index.cfm], select the appropriate country from the country selection field, and select the Support tab at the top of the web page.

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Re: Help me choose a UPS

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/19/2011


Hi. thanks for your reply. I did in fact get the SUA line - APC Smart-UPS 1500VA USB & Serial 230V for my 850W PSU.

It arrived yesterday, i charged the battery all night, but when connecting my computer the UPS, the computer does NOT fully boot, rather it displays the motherboard logo/boot menu.

I posted a thread specific to this issue, have contacted my mobo manufacturer - Asrock, and posted a thread on the Asrock forum too.

thanks again.