Robc1880

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I am looking at getting a UPS to run my PC and soon my 42" plasma and surround sound through. I have never looked at UPS's before but I've heard they are the best thing to have to protect my important investments. Would someone be able to give me a link or even explain to me where to start and what to look for? I see that UPS is rated by wattage and VA, but I have no clue what I would need. Thanks for any help.

This is what I would be running through it:
My comp.
A64 3000
DFI NF4 Ultra-D
ATI X850XT
Lite On SOHW-832s
FSP Bluestorm 500 PSU

Hyundai 42" Widescreen Plasma

Still haven't decided on what surround sound system to get yet, but I've been looking at the 700-1000W output range for these.
 

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I have bought some used APC UPSs. I have paid 5 USD, less then most power strips. Their have been some good reviews on Cyberpower UPSs.

Unless you need alot of time to shut down the computer, you don't really need an expensive UPS.

I good UPS is a good choice over a cheap power strip. I found on ebay or a thrift store[all used] a good place to get a good UPS just for the protection. The batteries might be bad put the protection is still their on the UPS.

If you need time to shut down the computer for important information with the plasma screen and how many watts it draws, you might need a good quality USP.

Do a google search for UPSs and how many watts you need.

the Prisoner

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RichPLS

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There are power strips, UPS, and UPS with line conditioners to keep a steady flow of power to PC.
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=Go&DEPA=0&type=&description=cyberpower&Category=0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&Go.x=21&Go.y=37" target="_new"> CyberPower </A> offers great quality with reasonable prices when compared with APC.

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Robc1880

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which of these do you think would work for me? Thanks again for the help

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16842102033" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16842102033</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16842102011" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16842102011</A>
 

RichPLS

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Both of those kick but, I have one that looks similar to the 1200, but is an older model(last year)<A HREF="http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/CPS1500AVR-HO.asp" target="_new"> 1500AVR </A> and it kicks butt. I ran without power for 45 minutes still online with internet and monitors during a storm till power came back on about 6 or 8 weeks ago.

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