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    Hello,

    I'm having problems with power cuts and I would like to purchase a UPS to sustain two gaming PCs and their respective peripherals. Only long enough to restore power or shut them down safely.

    Computer 1
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    CPU: 	Intel Core i5-4460 3.2Ghz
    MB: 	Asus H97M-PLUS
    RAM: 	16Gb G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 4x4GB CL7
    GPU: 	Asus GeForce Strix GTX 970 DirectCU II OC 4GB GDDR5
    SSD: 	Samsung 850 Evo SSD Series 250GB SATA3
    HDD: 	WD Blue 1TB SATA3
    PSU: 	Seasonic G-650 650W 80 Plus Gold
    Computer 2
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    CPU: 	AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.7GHZ BOX
    MB: 	Asus Prime B350-PLUS
    RAM: 	16Gb G.Skill FlareX DDR4 3200 PC4-25600 2x8GB CL14
    GPU: 	MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X 6GB GDDR5
    SSD: 	Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD PCI-e 250GB
    SSD: 	Samsung 850 Evo SSD Series 250GB SATA3
    PSU: 	Seasonic Prime Gold 850W 80 Plus Gold
    Both of them use (each): One 23" 1080p LED monitor, small 2.0 Speakers, Keyboard+Mouse. I also have a router that could, if possible, be connected to the same UPS (but it's not mandatory).

    I have tried calculating the power draw of each using online calculators, both of them came around 350-400W each. And that's pretty much as far as I got.

    I was about to buy this one: APC Power-Saving Back-UPS Pro 1500 230V. But being completely honest I'm lost and figured I should ask the experts first.

    Sorry for the wall of text, and thanks in advance for the help.

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    Keep in mind that unit is 865 W (1500 VA), and what is consumed at the plug is more than that calculated; for example if the computer consumes 400W and the power supply is 85% efficient, then that is 400/.85 = 470 W at the plug.

    P.S. I am no expert

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    Keep in mind that unit is 865 W (1500 VA), and what is consumed at the plug is more than that calculated; for example if the computer consumes 400W and the power supply is 85% efficient, then that is 400/.85 = 470 W at the plug.

    P.S. I am no expert
    Then even that UPS doesn't cut it for me right? It's the most expensive one :S

    Maybe my only option is to have one smaller UPS for each computer but they are pretty bulky, I don't know what to do or even where I could fit them.

    EDIT: Ok I think I understand a bit more, due to the Wattage restriction of having 2 gaming rigs I think I will purchase two separate units, this one (950VA) seems fine and it's only 104€ (each :P). Would this be stupid? do you guys have any other suggestion?

    Thank you
    Last edited by Benuva; 07-08-2018 at 05:56 AM. Reason: EDIT

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    At the risk of confusion, are you interested in sine-wave units?

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15767

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    At the risk of confusion, are you interested in sine-wave units?

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15767
    I do not know what that is or why I would need it, I will do some research. Thanks for pointing it out

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