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I'm in a place where there is constant brown outs and storms.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Can anyone recommend me a power surge or a UPS one that is good with my pc power consumption? My pc max power consumption is at 500 Watts


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I don't know much about UPSs but I do know that your system isn't consuming 600W. What are your specs?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, STRMfrmXMN said:

I don't know much about UPSs but I do know that your system isn't consuming 600W. What are your specs?

my bad i added 6 instead of 5.


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Basically what @Arty suggested. If you find yourself without current for long periods of time you'll want the more expensive (and longer lasting) versions.


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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Just now, Sauron said:

Basically what @Arty suggested. If you find yourself without current for long periods of time you'll want the more expensive (and longer lasting) versions.

Do I need to replace the batteries or are they Rechargeable just by plugging them in?


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4 minutes ago, IAEInferno said:

my bad i added 6 instead of 5.

Nonetheless, your system still likely doesn't use that much unless you have SLI 980s and a 6700k, just letting you know ;)


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Just now, IAEInferno said:

Do I need to replace the batteries or are they Rechargeable just by plugging them in?

They are rechargeable, otherwise you'd be changing them every time you find yourself without power :P don't expect even the higher end ones to last for more than a few hours before requiring a recharge. Of course they passively recharge even while you are using the computer.


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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, STRMfrmXMN said:

Nonetheless, your system still likely doesn't use that much unless you have SLI 980s and a 6700k, just letting you know ;)

I'm just planning on buying something big because I might do SLI, and yes I plan on having something similar to the TDP of the 6700k, which I am waiting for ZEN and kaby benchmarks.


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1 minute ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

Nonetheless, your system still likely doesn't use that much unless you have SLI 980s and a 6700k, just letting you know ;)

Maybe he has crossfire r9 290Xs /s


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What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux F.A.Q Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Just now, STRMfrmXMN said:

Nonetheless, your system still likely doesn't use that much unless you have SLI 980s and a 6700k, just letting you know ;)

For reference, I have a 660 and a 4770k and when folding it draws ~300 W through my UPS, but that's factoring in the power supply inefficiency, as well as the power consumption of my speakers and display as well, which actually is more than I thought 

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I'm sorry but is nobody else wondering what a brownout is?

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3 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

For reference, I have a 660 and a 4770k and when folding it draws ~300 W through my UPS, but that's factoring in the power supply inefficiency, as well as the power consumption of my speakers and display as well, which actually is more than I thought 

That's not a lot considering you have speakers and a monitor plugged in. My system itself with a 970 and 4670k draw about 250W from the wall under load (no OC) xD Factor in my JBL LSR305, those are maybe 20W each (don't really know tbh) and the 20W and 40W for my two monitors and you've still got a pretty efficient system.

 

2 minutes ago, Overkilled said:

I'm sorry but is nobody else wondering what a brownout is?

It's a brief drop in power delivery to the area OP lives in. 


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13 minutes ago, Overkilled said:

I'm sorry but is nobody else wondering what a brownout is?

Current drops due to high loads, shitty infrastructure or other factors that will cause subsonic vibrations that ultimately lead to the brown note some electrical devices to shut down/turn off or otherwise 'glitch out.' I have a power conditioner (not a UPS) and I'll hear it flip some relays or something from time to time when I notice the lights flicker in my house. Typically when it's really windy (hurricane or nor'easter) or heavy thunderstorms. Sometimes my alarm clock will end up reset, but my computer stays on and fine. I'm going to be getting a UPS this winter sometime though.

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19 minutes ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

That's not a lot considering you have speakers and a monitor plugged in. My system itself with a 970 and 4670k draw about 250W from the wall under load (no OC) xD Factor in my JBL LSR305, those are maybe 20W each (don't really know tbh) and the 20W and 40W for my two monitors and you've still got a pretty efficient system.

Yeah, that's my point :) Just trying to back you up that OP probably doesn't draw as much power as they think

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Posted · Original PosterOP
27 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Yeah, that's my point :) Just trying to back you up that OP probably doesn't draw as much power as they think

What UPS are you using?


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1 hour ago, IAEInferno said:

What UPS are you using?

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00429N192/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Got it for $100 CAD :D 

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6 hours ago, IAEInferno said:

Do I need to replace the batteries or are they Rechargeable just by plugging them in?

god no, that would be terrible if it was one time use, they auto recharge.


 

 

 

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