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UPS for gaming rig?
03-06-2012, 11:01 AM,
#1
UPS for gaming rig?
Anyone considered buying or looking into a UPS for their gaming rig? I honestly have started considering it, given the sheer amount I have riding on my setup, but in preliminary researching found a bit of diverging and confusing information. Like pure sine wave output vs square, power wattage requirements, if it can wear your PSU faster...etc.

I image for those who looked into the backup solutions section of HR had to consider it for their backup at least if they are using a RAID config, so hoping there might be a few opinions roaming around that might help wade through the confusion.

Cheers.
CPU: Intel i7-2600K @4.2GHz Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 80 PLUS Modular ODD: SONY DVD 24x
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03-06-2012, 12:07 PM,
#2
RE: UPS for gaming rig?
I always recommend using a power surge protector.

As for a UPS, it's a good idea if the voltage in your house/apartment fluctuates a lot, especially if you get voltage drops. Otherwise, it's not necessary in my opinion.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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03-06-2012, 12:12 PM,
#3
RE: UPS for gaming rig?
Are all surge protectors relatively equal? Or are there "good" ones that are worthy of investing more money?
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03-06-2012, 12:43 PM,
#4
RE: UPS for gaming rig?
Unless you have some professional use for them, they are pretty much all equal in my opinion. Then again, I'm not exactly specialized with surge protectors, so take my opinion for what it's worth Wink
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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03-06-2012, 01:04 PM,
#5
UPS for gaming rig?
Yup, got the power serge protector. Just had a couple shutdowns recently on my PC without warning given there is some construction on the building attached to my apartment building, I'm guessing they are having issues keeping the power going. :/

So will ask around then, thanks!
CPU: Intel i7-2600K @4.2GHz Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB 1600Mhz DDR3 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB PSU: SeaSonic Platinum-1000 80 PLUS Modular ODD: SONY DVD 24x
CPU Cooler: Thermalright SilverArrow Sound: Creative SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty PCI-E Case: CM Storm Trooper
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