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UPS for gaming system?

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UPS for gaming system?

This question was originally posted by t on APC forums on 11/4/2012


Hello. I was hoping for some help selecting a UPS for a gaming system. My computer is an Intel i5 3570 running Windows 7 with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 video card and four hard drives (1 SSD, 1 external USB, 2 internal about 7500 rpm). I have a Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850 watt PSU with active PFC, so maybe I need a true sine wave UPS?

I live in the city, so my power is pretty consistent. I am just looking for something to protect my computer from power anomalies that gives me 2-4 minutes to shut it down if needed. I would prefer to not spend a lot of money on this.
Here are my Kill-a-watt readings:

Computer off (monitor, modem, external USB drive, speakers) = 27 watts
Computer boot up = 170-207 watts
Computer idle/ internet usage = 130-140 watts
Maximum (when playing a game) = 300-330 watts.

Thank you for any help you can provide!


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Re: UPS for gaming system?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/5/2012


Second link should be:
http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SMT750&total_watts=50

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Re: UPS for gaming system?

This reply was originally posted by Chris on APC forums on 11/5/2012


I would suggest the SMC1000. It is a little pricey however it's the smallest Pure Sine Save we make. We do make a smt750 however it's a little more expensive as the SMT's are technically a higher level unit.


http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SMC1000&total_watts=50
http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SMT750&total_watts=50

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Re: UPS for gaming system?

This reply was originally posted by t on APC forums on 11/8/2012


Thanks for your response.

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Re: UPS for gaming system?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 11/5/2012


Second link should be:
http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SMT750&total_watts=50