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Choosing a UPS - will it be enough?

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That would be a good unit for your needs for both computers and peripherals/networking equipment, you may need a power bar for extra plugs if needed since it only does have 4 plugs:

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BX1400U-FR&tab=models

 

@LiamApex what are your system specs or things you intended to run on the UPS it will give a better idea of what you need.

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Hi guys!

 

So I'm thinking about buying UPS, the power doesn't go out very often, I'd say maybe a 1-2 times in spring and autumn, but I'm thinking about buying it just to have peace of mind.

 

There are two computers that I want to protect:

1. Workstation with i7-4770k, GTX780 (750W PSU on it) loads of drives and two 27 inch monitors.

2. iMac 21" (two years old)

 

I bought a meter and run GPU and CPU benchmarks on both computers.

The meter showed 529.2 W Max

 

To have some overhead I was thinking about buying APC BX1400U-FR (http://www.apcmedia.com/salestools/AHUG-9G9DDV/AHUG-9G9DDV_R0_EN.pdf?sdirect=true).

 

Would you say it's a good idea, would you recommend something else?

 

Thank you in advance!

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pretty much ime in this aswell, ime looking for a ups


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That would be a good unit for your needs for both computers and peripherals/networking equipment, you may need a power bar for extra plugs if needed since it only does have 4 plugs:

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BX1400U-FR&tab=models

 

@LiamApex what are your system specs or things you intended to run on the UPS it will give a better idea of what you need.

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That would be a good unit for your needs for both computers and peripherals/networking equipment, you may need a power bar for extra plugs if needed since it only does have 4 plugs:

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BX1400U-FR&tab=models

 

@LiamApex what are your system specs or things you intended to run on the UPS it will give a better idea of what you need.

my specs are 4790k, 2xgtx 980s pretty much asume 3xgtx 980s and a 9590 because that will give me allot of growing room


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Intel Core i7 5960x @ 4.2GHZ, ASUS x99 Strix ROG, RTX 2080TI, Coolermaster Mastercase Pro 5, HX 850i, 32GB Gskill Trident Z RGB @ 3200MHZ, 256GB NVME, 250GB SSD & 2TB WD BLACK 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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my specs are 4790k, 2xgtx 980s pretty much asume 3xgtx 980s and a 9590 because that will give me allot of growing room

 

Just to let you know if you were to move over to a FX9590 and 3 way SLI the CPU would be a bottleneck for the system. 

 

As for a UPS for your current system this unit should be more than enough for both the system peripherals and networking equipment:

http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BR1200GI&total_watts=200

 

For a slightly larger one stepping up to the next level the 1500VA(865W):

http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BR1500GI&total_watts=200

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Just to let you know if you were to move over to a FX9590 and 3 way SLI the CPU would be a bottleneck for the system. 

 

As for a UPS for your current system this unit should be more than enough for both the system peripherals and networking equipment:

http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BR1200GI&total_watts=200

 

For a slightly larger one stepping up to the next level the 1500VA(865W):

http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BR1500GI&total_watts=200

no ime not moving, i just chose some power hungry things so that you would go bigger than i needed. i have no intention of moving to amd. ohhhh nooooo


My Personal PC 'Apex' https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/LiamBetts123/saved/3rTNnQ

Intel Core i7 5960x @ 4.2GHZ, ASUS x99 Strix ROG, RTX 2080TI, Coolermaster Mastercase Pro 5, HX 850i, 32GB Gskill Trident Z RGB @ 3200MHZ, 256GB NVME, 250GB SSD & 2TB WD BLACK 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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