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    ROG Enthusiast Array Sirrrus PC Specs
    Sirrrus PC Specs
    MotherboardMSI MEG Z390 ACE
    ProcessorINTEL CORE i9 9900k 8C/16T 5.0GHz
    Memory (part number)DDR4 3200MHz G.SKILL Trident Z RGB- 32GB
    Graphics Card #1ASUS ROG Strix NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti 11GB GDDR6
    MonitorSceptre C325B-144R 32" 144Hz 1800R Curved AMD FreeSync 1920x1080
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO NVME 1TB M.2 SSD
    Storage #2Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD
    CPU CoolerCORSAIR Hydro Series H100i PRO
    CaseLIAN LI PC-O11
    Power SupplyCorsair RM1000X Gold Rated
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
    Mouse Razer Deathadder

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    Oct 2013

    Seeking Battery Backup Suggestions

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for suggestions for a battery backup to finish off my most recent build, budget is $100-$300. I have never had one before so I'm unfamiliar with what I should be looking for, what's important, what's just fluff on the label to get you to buy, etc. Advice is appreciated! Thank you!

    New Build:
    CPU- i9-7900X - OC to 4.0 GHz
    Mobo- EVGA X299 Dark (LGA 2066)
    CPU Cooler- Corsair H100 v2
    GPU- 1x Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
    RAM- 32GB GSkill Ripjaws V @ 3200MHz
    Hard Drive: Samsung EVO 1TB SSD (I am keeping this as my hard drive from my last build, might add another)
    PSU: SeaSonic PRIME Platinum 1200W 80+ Platinum
    Battery Backup: ????

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Korth PC Specs
    Korth PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS X99 R5E (BIOS2101/1902)
    ProcessorHaswell-EP E5-1680-3 SR20H/R2 (4.4GHz)
    Memory (part number)Vengeance LPX 4x8GB SS DDR4-3000 (CMK32GX4M4C3000C15)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Graphics Card #2NVIDIA Quadro GP100GL/16GB, 16xPCIe3, NVLink1 (SLI-HB)
    Sound CardJDS Labs O2+ODAC (RevB), USB2 UAC1
    MonitorASUS PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSDs, 4xSATA3 RAID0
    Storage #2Comay BladeDrive E28 3200GB SSD, 8xPCIe2
    CPU CoolerRaijintek NEMESIS/TISIS, AS5, 2xNH-A14
    CaseObsidian 750D (original), 6xNH-A14
    Power SupplyZalman/FSP ZM1250 Platinum
    Headset Pilot P51 PTT *modded*
    OS Arch, Gentoo, Win7x64, Win10x64
    Network RouterActiontec T3200M VDSL2 Gateway
    Accessory #1 TP-Link AC1900 Archer T9E, 1xPCIe
    Accessory #2 ASUS/Infineon SLB9635 TPM (TT1.2/FW3.19)
    Accessory #3 ASUS OC Panel I (FW0501)
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    Mar 2015

    Battery UPS ...

    There's all sorts of calculators and guidelines and stuff like that online, mostly provided of course by the makers and vendors who sell UPS units.

    Some are engineered much better than others, some are cheap garbage. Stick with recognized brands, avoid generic Alibaba products, read a few reviews before spending $$$.

    Short version is that it's a competitive and saturated market so products basically price themselves and you basically get exactly what you paid for. Figure out how many Watts your system pulls, multiply by how long you want to run the system off battery, that's the size of the battery (in Wh, kWh, etc) you should get. Strictly speaking, a battery backup needs to be able to sustain "peak" power for maybe 5 mins at most, long enough to halt whatever you're doing on the computer and gracefully shut down without risking any hardware damage or data loss, etc ... realistically, you won't want to keep paying ever-inflated prices for more unless you're running a mission-critical server or something.

    I would never run a computer without UPS and never recommend anyone else does so. It pays for itself over time, not only as an emergency fallback during sudden power loss events but also as a "power conditioner" which smooths out all those jagged spikes and ripples and noise ... adds to overall stability, reliability, and longevity of all the (expensive) hardware plugged into it downstream.
    Last edited by Korth; 11-12-2018 at 08:48 PM.
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    iron man Array kkn's Avatar
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    Aug 2011

    it all comes down to how long you want to have your pc running after the main power drops.
    you have those under 1kw and you have those over 1kw.

    i have a 3kv (2700W ) but only powering internet router, switch and wifi if my main power drops i would have some internet.
    but be shure you have a good 16A power (if in EU) breaker so your breaker will not get triggered when the power gets on again and the UPS starts to recharge up again.
    then it will draw extra power since it powers your system and recharging.
    but if you need it for safe shut down (saving programs so you dont loose/corrupt it ) i would look at how mutch power your system pulls at max and get a UPS that will last you 3-4 mins maby.

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