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Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« on: January 03, 2018, 02:57:20 am »
S o Guys im not much of a tech guy but just wanna know using a ups for my gaming pc is good or bad ? . And need to know using ups for ps4 is good or bad?

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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 08:24:19 am »
A standard line interactive UPS has two uses. Stabilising input voltage and providing a battery backup when power goes out.

If your PC has a half decent power supply or if you're using a console, then the first point is already covered. So only get one if you wan't your system to keep running when your power goes out.
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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 01:30:39 pm »
A standard line interactive UPS has two uses. Stabilising input voltage and providing a battery backup when power goes out.

If your PC has a half decent power supply or if you're using a console, then the first point is already covered. So only get one if you wan't your system to keep running when your power goes out.
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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 08:52:43 pm »
Just wanted to piggyback off of this thread instead of starting a new one.

I need to get a ups and most shops seem to be selling the prolink 650 and 1200 version so I guess that these are the ones that most people go for?

I'll probably buy the ups from barclays or redline but unfortunately the latter doesn't seem to have the 1200 version in stock.

Are warranties from barclays good?

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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 12:34:09 am »
Its based on what you are going 2 use having a UPS is good for all those who reside outside Colombo. 1200VA may be better depends on your application n use. For Gaming 1200VA is better.

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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 01:55:15 pm »
Surge Protector is a better buy than a UPS, if you are looking to offer some form of protection to your components.
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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 05:10:06 pm »
"having a UPS is good for all those who reside outside Colombo"


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WTF does that suppose to mean? You bloody think everyone outside CMB is living in the 19th Century and only CMB has evolved and come to live in 21st Century?
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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 07:36:47 pm »
Surge Protector is a better buy than a UPS, if you are looking to offer some form of protection to your components.

I would say both are equally important. Where I live we get frequent power cuts and 1 power cut cost me a subwoofer and speakers and another power cut happened the moment Google Chrome was writing to the hard drive and as a result, my entire folder where Google keeps its data got corrupted so all my settings etc were wiped out and it also corrupted to a point that CHKDSK ran every time the PC started. Took bloody ages to finally fix it.

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WTF does that suppose to mean? You bloody think everyone outside CMB is living in the 19th Century and only CMB has evolved and come to live in 21st Century?

Don't take it personal. Hey, I live in Pamankada so still live in Colombo but just over the canal. We get power cuts all the time. Sometimes 3-5 a day. The people who live on the Colombo side of the canal, never get a power cut when we do. In fact I can't ever remember seeing that part of Colombo in darkness while our side was all lit up, when it happens during the night. At the end of the day, CEB are most likely to cut outside of central Colombo because its not as dense and with lots more important goverment buildings and businesses in the centre, they wouldn't risk it. I don't use a UPS but I definitely should. If however I lived just 100 metres down my road, I would never have to even worry about. If you want to be mad at someone, be mad at a government that could easily use renewable energy and finally stop these archaic power cuts we still get in 2018 when solar and wind could so easily be utilised in this country, but they rather make SL greater with more apartment building contracts than renewable power stations.


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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 10:30:22 pm »
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WTF does that suppose to mean? You bloody think everyone outside CMB is living in the 19th Century and only CMB has evolved and come to live in 21st Century?

I am sorry Big Boss I did not know that I was still living in the 18th Cent n u r in the 23rd Cent.  You r correct. My Mistake.
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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 12:02:26 pm »
So I got my prolink 1200 yesterday and as someone who has never used a ups before I have some questions.

First of all, is it normal for the ups to buzz when the battery backup is operating?

When the battery is being used the yellow light flashes every 10 seconds or so with a beep but I'm not sure if this is completely normal as I didn't seem to get a quick start guide in the box.

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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 03:45:28 pm »
So I got my prolink 1200 yesterday and as someone who has never used a ups before I have some questions.

First of all, is it normal for the ups to buzz when the battery backup is operating?

When the battery is being used the yellow light flashes every 10 seconds or so with a beep but I'm not sure if this is completely normal as I didn't seem to get a quick start guide in the box.

Beeping when on battery is normal. It serves to alert you that the equipment is running off battery and should be shut-down. Buzzing is probably coil-whine from the transformer. A couple pro-links I've used have had that.
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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 03:52:26 pm »
S o Guys im not much of a tech guy but just wanna know using a ups for my gaming pc is good or bad ? . And need to know using ups for ps4 is good or bad?

A UPS is never bad for any consumer electrical device. All it does is stabilize voltage as Zer0 said and give you a buffer period to prevent unclean shutdowns and downtime. The only 'problem' per-se that you'll see is that some higher-end PSUs are incompatible with the stepped sine-wave inverters used inside some cheaper UPSes. My PSU won't work on Pro-link UPSes due to this reason. Generally though you should be fine so long as you get a UPS that can handle the power your PC draws under load.
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Re: Using a UPS is good or bad for a gaming PC ?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 12:47:02 pm »
The 650VA and 1200VA are the capacities of the UPS. Usually the real power output of a 650VA is about 450W bad 1200VA is 840W. Other than the capacity difference, when using a 1200VA in place of a 650VA will give you bit longer back-up time since the 1200VA has 2 batteries.
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