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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm going off to college this year, and all of my classes are online only. I'm still going to be living in a dorm, and with questionable power in the room, I want a battery backup that will last me a minute or two if I need to save a document or project if the power goes out. My PC draws about 450w under max load, so I need one that can handle more than that through the battery. What would be the best battery backup for me? I need one that has several plugs on it. On amazon the only one I'm seeing above 450w is 900w (linked), which seems like a way I could cut some of the price. Is there one around 600w with nearly as many plugs (8 minimum, 6 if it has two 5v USB ports) for less than that? I'm not opposed to spending that much if it's the best one for my needs but I'd want to know if there's a more suitable option before pulling the trigger. Thanks for the help.

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get an APC 1000VA or similar

Main PC [The Rig of Theseus]:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro


Secondary PC [Why did I bother]:

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G | GPU: Vega 3 iGPU | RAM: 8 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Corsair 88R | PSU: Corsair VS650 | SSD: WD Green M.2 SATA 120 GB | Motherboard: MSI A320M-A PRO MAX | OS: Windows 10 Pro


Server [Solution in search of a problem]:

Model: HP DL360e Gen8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2430L v1 | RAM: 12 GB DDR3 1066MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: Debian Buster


Server 2 electric boogaloo [A waste of electricity]

Model: intel NUC NUC5CPYH | CPU: Celeron N3050 | RAM: 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz | SSD: Kingston UV400 120GB | OS: Debian Buster


Laptop [A hunk of shit]:

Model: MacBook Air Late 2010 | CPU: Core 2 Duo L9600 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz | OS: MacOS Catalina 


PSA: No, I didn't waste all that money on computers, (except the main one) my server cost $40, the intel NUC was my old PC (although then it had 8GB of ram, I gave the bigger stick of ram to a person who really needed it), my laptop is used and the second PC is really cheap.

I like tinkering with computers and have a personal hatred towards phones and everything they represent(I daily drive an iPhone 7 or a 6, depends on which one works that day)

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