Windows 10: A good ups/power surge protector for gaming ?

  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    A good ups/power surge protector for gaming ?

    I hope this is the right spot for this question but, I was wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for a quality ups/power surge protector?

    *some additional info *
    BenQ XL2430T (1920x1080@144Hz
    EVGA | 850W 220-G2-0850-XR R.

    ( The rest of my computer info is in my profile )

    Hopefully that will help with a more specific choice or a direction to go in. I recently switched my psu and ram due to random restarting and since then everything has been fine ( knocking on wood of course lol ). So now I want to get a good quality usp/power surge to not only protect my computer but hopefully save on energy as well for mostly gaming and other things such as working on Photoshop and Illustrator. Anyways If anyone can help/guide me i'd really appreciate it.

    Thank in advance.
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  2. Posts : 38
    Windows 10 familly x64
       27 Aug 2015 #2


    It's not what you are looking for,
    It's just about wiring computer, display, and other peripherals to wall power.
    I use an old APC performance surge Arrest.
    Off course there are other models, and brands :)

    It's just a protector surge without UPS i plug to wall, with a 1 /0 on off switch.

    One line is always on. even if you press switch on the surge protector
    And the other line can be switched on / off.

    Now i dunno anything about ups, just wanted to share about standard surge protector.
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3

    A UPS such as from the Back-UPS range from APC will work well and be reliable, and are well supported.
    I don't know about your point of saving energy though. A UPS is not really designed to do that. It is for battery backup and/or surge protection. Connect your vital components to it - PC, monitor, modem, etc.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       27 Aug 2015 #4

    Sounds like one of two possible scenarios:
    1) your previous power supply wasn't regulating voltage properly.
    2) your RAM wasn't set up properly in BIOS. Undervoltage on RAM will lead to random restarts, for example.

    Power efficiency depends on the power supply 'efficiency rating' and your 'power option' settings in the OS. Like Kanata said, APC UPS will protect your from surges, and will switch to battery power if under/over voltage occurs. There's a handy power usage section included in the software for supported APC universal power supplies.
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #5

    So I guess I'm okay with the power surge I have now? I guess I'm just more worried about thunderstorms. Also the old psu I had wasn't compatible as well. The ram i had, was more MHz to run on the motherboard than it recommended. But since the change I've had no restarts but just wanted a protected power surge for well, the sake of it lol. Anyways, thank for the help !
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