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Ups Battery Backup, Which One?

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I want to get a battery backup for my system, well at least the tower and the monitor etcWe have occasional power flutters here and I hate when my system shuts down without warning.A few I was looking at are here:are they any good?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16842101067http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16842102048http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16842101137

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APC is the way to go, no matter what size you choose. You have to weight how much time you need, do you want this to be an "always on" type thing, or just enough time to shut down safely, etc?If it's just quick, short power surges or brown out type events, you don't need something that big. For me, all I want is enough time to weather a "quick" power outage, or if it's out longer then 10 mins I have time to shut down. :(

I want to get a battery backup for my system, well at least the tower and the monitor etcWe have occasional power flutters here and I hate when my system shuts down without warning.A few I was looking at are here:are they any good?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16842101067http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16842102048http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16842101137

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ME too, usually just a quick flicker, you know the kind where the lights flicker but they all turn back on. Usually the PC shuts down uughh...I am eyeing that first APC link, do you think its overkill?

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lol, lemme put it this way..... That first one I use at work to backup-power for 3 servers. :( Yeah, it's overkill.

ME too, usually just a quick flicker, you know the kind where the lights flicker but they all turn back on. Usually the PC shuts down uughh...I am eyeing that first APC link, do you think its overkill?

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Bingo. :) I use 2 UPS's at home, but that is because my rig has grown to 3-screens, 2 printers, etc etc. lol SO I needed more plugs. :)Overall, count the number of plugs you need. Keep in mind that NOT ALL plugs on there are battery-backup. About HALF are surge only. :) SO if you need more then 3-4 outlets for battery, check the specs and look at photos. If all you need is a quick juice during shortages, the one you show below is fine. :)

lol alright, I really liked the l33t-looking LCD HAH!This one?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16842101311

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Alrighty...I already have a huge surge protector. It's a cyber power and so far so good. So I have plenty of outlets. I think the only things I'd put on the battery backup is of course the tower, monitor, maybe the router and modem.... the rest of my controllers and printers etc can go to the surge protector

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