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Good Quality Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

I'm looking for a good quality UPS for my new gaming pc and monitor. According to PCpartpicker, on the top right, it says 466W as an estimate for my pc power consumption excluding the monitor. The PSU I have is the EVGA 750W 80+ gold certified fully modular ATX (SuperNOVA 750 G2). I also live in Canada.

What is a good quality UPS I should get? I don't know too much about UPS so if I'm missing any information, please let me know. Also, are there different ratings of UPS in which it will last longer on battery that I should know of? Mainly want to protect all my components in my pc and allow me to safely shut down during a power outage.

I've heard something about pure signwave and that it's "healthier" for the psu. I'm willing to spend on the best to offer good support for the psu and all components.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help.
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    Hopefully the partpicker comparison page will come through. This is from/using partpicker Canada.
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/cyberpower-ups-cp1000pfclcd,cyberpower-ups-cp1350pfclcd,tripp-lite-ups-omnivs1000/
    I am using the Tripp Lite shown and it works well with my Corsair AX850 even though it is not a pure sine wave unit; I get about 5-6 minutes shut down time on power failure; have had it about 10-11 years now and replaced batteries once.
    When it dies I will probably get the CyberPower 1350 shown. It's a little cheaper here in the U.S. and is a pure sine wave unit.
    All will come with some form of software to automatically shut down the pc if you are not present during a power failure.
  2. nostall said:
    Hopefully the partpicker comparison page will come through. This is from/using partpicker Canada.
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/cyberpower-ups-cp1000pfclcd,cyberpower-ups-cp1350pfclcd,tripp-lite-ups-omnivs1000/
    I am using the Tripp Lite shown and it works well with my Corsair AX850 even though it is not a pure sine wave unit; I get about 5-6 minutes shut down time on power failure; have had it about 10-11 years now and replaced batteries once.
    When it dies I will probably get the CyberPower 1350 shown. It's a little cheaper here in the U.S. and is a pure sine wave unit.
    All will come with some form of software to automatically shut down the pc if you are not present during a power failure.


    Thanks for replying. About the software, do I have to download the software in order to use it's core features? Or is the software not necessary? I will most likely be at or near my pc if the power goes out while it is on, so I don't have to really worry about me not being there to shut it down myself.
  3. Sorry for the late response; worked all day Sat. and could not log onto Tom's all day yesterday.
    The core functions work without any software; the software is mainly for when you are not around your PC so you do not have to install it: And, yes, you usually have to go to the UPS manufactures' site to download.
    If it is of any help, I don't use the software because, like you, I am usually around when there are power problems, or my wife is here, and can shut down within the time limit.
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