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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2009, 11:07:10 AM »
^Allyuh calm down nah lol, yes I know the APC brand, my bro has one that is going on at least 4yrs or more strong.

Well my options will be APC/FORZA 750VA or rather which one is cheaper in that class :P

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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2009, 12:44:47 PM »
My Powercom UPS battery finally died, so yuh boy just got himself a spanking new APC Back-UPS RS BR1200.
An absolute beauty of a UPS...well, in terms of performance that is. :)



The spec sheet (above link) speaks for itself, but the icing on the cake, is the included Power Chute software...











Of particlar interest to me is the 'Current Status' screen.  It actually shows current power usage in Watts,
which for my main rig is a surprisingly 'low' 312W at idle.  When in game, or running a benchmark, I've seen the power
usage jump to about 600W.  Not sure of the max.  Can't really get to see it unless I alt-tab out of the game quickly
before it changes.

I can now literally 'set it and forget it', and not have to worry if power goes in my absence.
The UPs is a bit pricey, but it would have actually cost more to buy/ship myself because of its weight.

Is it worth it?  HELL yes.  The peace-of-mind cannot be quantified.

TTEC betta reckonize. 
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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2009, 12:55:00 PM »
arc pm me the price and where nuh



and ye be warned, i sayeth unto thee, provoke not the wrathful hammer of the thunder god T&Tec! Least ye suffer fault of the wiring and ye castle falls as the flames of lightening sounds it horns!

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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2009, 10:35:52 PM »
What version of the software is that? Mine doh have no "Load on Battery Backup" ish...

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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2009, 11:20:53 PM »
Its version 2.2 for Vista only.  You will have to download the latest version for your OS.
I tested it by pulling the main plug from the wall.  The app promptly started a timer, and sure enough,
as it hit 3 mins, the computer was shut down nice and smooth.

Thank you APC.  :notworthy:
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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2009, 11:23:41 PM »
Only 3 minutes dred? Like I need a generator. I want something that could push rig, modem and router for at least a 20 minutes. Have you tried letting the ups run as long as it possibly can with monitor and everything on to see how long it will actually last?
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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2009, 11:29:06 PM »
Oh it'll power all that for 16 mins total, but I set it to shut down the PC if the power outage duration exceeds 3 mins.
That way it can conserve battery power for successive outages.  It takes about 15 hrs to fully recharge from zero.
When power goes, I don't want to be on the PC anyway, but I have plenty time to save/quit/shutdown.
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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2009, 11:33:47 PM »
Not bad...and how much for it?

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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2009, 11:48:23 PM »
I running the same version of PowerChute (2.2 Vista)

I guess it's more info based on the model specifically. I've got the 650 ES

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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2009, 12:02:20 AM »
Good lord. I can't justify the cost of ones like that br1200 for just a few minutes up time which will be even less for me because of my monitor. The line conditioner/active pfc psu combo, for me, is and has been a winning one for years.

I've been through more than my share of ups's (APC included) for me to stay away from them all (except perhaps for a server class ups) for a long time to come. The last one I had (APC 550va) died so completely that even while plugged in, anything plugged in to THAT would not work. It was completely dead a few days after 12 months.

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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2009, 03:11:38 PM »
hmm, I wonder how much a personal generator costs nowadays?

keep a lil gallon a diesel @ home for an 8 hour of power in case T&TEC playing up.

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Re: Matching a Power hungry PSU with the right UPS
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2012, 02:24:41 PM »
For a program with 700W PSU and additionally up, alongside supervise not to mention maybe speakers then communication hardware
(router, hub, wi-fi), I'd state a 1000VA minimal could well be the safest.
The APC ones are really the greatest.  They currently have software monitoring via USB, that will shut down a
body truly nicely soon after a set time on battery, and / or whenever the actual power reaches a certain percentage.

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