Question UPS the Correct Option?

versionmanager

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A couple of years back I picked up an APC XS – 1300 UPS battery backup. All it needed was a replacement battery. The UPS utilizes Power Chute Personal Edition Software. When you go to the ATC site SW is very outdated.

I am about to fire up a $1500 Gaming PC:
• Gigabyte X570 AORUS Elite
• AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread CPU
• EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Gaming GDDR6, 04G-P4-1257-KR, 4GB GDDR6, Dual Fan
• G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
• Seasonic Focus GX-750, 750W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode
• Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe
• Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM
• LIAN LI LANCOOL II MESH PEROFRMANCE BLACK Tempered Glass
ATX Case -Black Color -LANCOOL II MESH PEFORMANCE-X
• Windows 10 - 64 Bit - Home

Is it worth replacing the battery, fixing the UPS or should I just buy a new UPS? Would it be more feasible just to but a couple of top end surge protectors?

If yes in to any of these options, can anyone suggest what route they would go? Thanks in advance.
 

BogdanH

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I'm not familiar with this exact UPS, but from what I can see, it's among higher grade (for home use). So, I think it makes sense just to replace battery if you can get it for reasonable price -we should always consider that when dealing with more expensive UPS's (unless UPS is broken/damaged). As for "outdated" software... if it does it's job, I really see no problem.
Replacing UPS with surge protectors... As you know, that's not comparable solution. If short power cuts (or voltage fluctuations) happen often and/or you just need to finish your work on PC, then UPS is a must have.
Just my 2c
 
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