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Should i get a 3070 ? Will my Power supply handle it? How exactly does a UPS work?

Hi, i am close to buy my very first graphics card, i was planning to get a RTX 3060ti but looking at some prices, there is a rtx 3070 from EVGA that is really close in price.

My current set up is:

CPU: Core i5 12600k

Power Supply: Corsair RM750x 750W ATX 80+ gold

Ram: 16 GB

 

I have a few questions:

  • ¿Will my power supply be able to handle that config no prob or should i play safe with the 3060ti?
  • I have a UPS that i've been using for a couple of years, it is a APC UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector, 425VA, APC Back-UPS (BE425M), i legit don't know how this things work, i only know they are good to keep my devices safe. But i've looked a little and it says that it handles around 260w.
    • ¿What does that exactly mean?
    • ¿Does that mean that up to 260w the battery can work and give enough time to shut everything safely?
    • ¿Does that mean that it can only delivers up to 260w total?
    • ¿Will my system work with it?

 

I know that i should get a new UPS but i was wondering if i still can use my pc until i get a new ups.

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The PSU should be enough I think. But you definitely need to upgrade that UPS, really don't want to overload the electronics inside it, preferably on 1200 VA one I guess. 

 

Afaik, UPS maximum power is usually it's 50-60% of it's rated VA (forgot what's it called), depending on the manufacturer though, sometimes they state it on the specifications, so I strongly advise to not use your old UPS while you're using the GPU. 

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RM750x should be fine. I run a 3060ti with a 5900X on an RM850x and my UPS has yet to show over 450W peak load.

 

EDIT: VA rating determines wattage and how much run time you have. I have a 1000VA that gives around 19 minutes runtime per software estimate.

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that psu should be good.

 

425va / 260w should give you enough time (around 10-15 minutes) to shutdown that pc on idle (not doing anything power demanding especially like gaming).

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Psu should be okay.  Your ups is a good surge protector and might give you enough time to shut down but is most likely old and too small for much today.

20 minutes ago, TukangUsapEmenq said:

Afaik, UPS maximum power is usually it's 50-60% of it's rated VA (forgot what's it called),

Depends on the unit, the specs should be listed.  VA(volt amps) is the output without a power factor correction(Pf). Pf of 1 being ideal, perfect efficiency. The Pf numbers then go down 0.96, 0.85, 0.62, etc.  Eg. 425VA with Pf or 0.85 = 361.25 watts.  That's why we still use VA these days, they can make the product sound better. 

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260W on that UPS means that the inverter can't drive more than that if it's running off the battery.  It'll instantly shut down.  Also if the battery is more than 3 years old...it's smoked anyways and needs to be replaced.  You'd probably have 60 seconds of backup if it's at idle.

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