PC Hardware forum

Question

HDD and UPS reccomendation

by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 4:59 AM PST

Hello! I am builiding a PC, and I need your opinion on what UPS and HDD to choose.
These are its specs:
Intel Core i7 6700K
Coolmaster Hyper 212 EVO
Gigabyte GeForce 1070 8GB
Asus Z170-A
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (SSD)
G.Skill RipjawsV 16GB DDR4 -2400MHz
Evga SuperNova 650 GS
NZXT Source 340
I am thinking instead of the Toshiba DT01ACA100 HDD to buy the WD Caviar Blue 1TB one. Which would you recommend?
Also, can you recommend a good and inexpensive UPS for my system? There is one I found: TRUST UPS OXXTRON 1500VA LINE INTERACTIVE 17678. Is it trustworthy? Would you recommend another? Thanks in advance for your insight!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: HDD and UPS reccomendation
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: HDD and UPS reccomendation
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
The HDDs look to be run of the mill things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 8:10 AM PST
https://www.google.com/search?q=DT01ACA100&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=DT01ACA100+vs+wd+blue

Before I comment, I'd forget these and shop some SSD. Just yesterday I had an offer for 480 or 500GB SSD at under 90 bucks. You have a smaller SSD so my advice is to forget the HDD and put those dollars into a larger SSD.

The WD Blue seems to eek out a small win here.

As to the UPS, it's a product line I have never seen. Hit Amazon and Newegg and see if anyone wrote about it.
Collapse -
So a smaller SSD is better than a combo of both?
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 8:37 AM PST

Thanks for your reply. Since the total cost of all these is the best of my budget. So since space is need, 250GB on an SSD for programs, and 1TB HDD for general stuff is worse than an SSD ~500GB ? Do you have any in particular to recommend? As for the UPS what should I check to see if it's right for my system? Thanks

Collapse -
I am setting up a lot of 500GB SSD only systems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 8:50 AM PST

The users are mostly gamers and they report back a year later its super. The 1TB HDDs are cheap if you want to add some rust later.

As to the UPS system, there is no correct answer. Some folk want hours of gameplay on UPS so that would be the biggest UPS you can get. Others just want a few minutes to safely shutdown.

Post was last edited on December 30, 2016 9:25 AM PST

Collapse -
I'll consider buying only an SSD. As for the UPS
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 9:04 AM PST

Thanks for your answer again. What are the main pros an SSD offers compared to the HDD? Also, as for the UPS, I only want enough time to safely shut down my computer. What specs should i be looking out for? Do you have a recommendation?

Collapse -
UPS specs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 9:27 AM PST

Can't do specs if I don't know what the use is. Game play during power out would me get the biggest. Just 10 minutes to shut down? Most are fine.

As to the SSD, this sounds like you don't know the power of the dark side. There is no comparison here. Better boot and load times.

Collapse -
Ok, I will seriously consider an SSD!
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 10:06 AM PST
In reply to: UPS specs.

Thanks for your reply yet again! Around 5mins I think would be oke for me. I am asking for instance what brands are new and which UPSs will support my setup. (VA wise)

Collapse -
Correction
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 10:13 AM PST

Ok not new, but which are trustworthy

Collapse -
Sadly none are trustworthy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 10:30 AM PST
In reply to: Correction
Collapse -
(NT) Isn't 550VA too little?
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 3:20 PM PST
Collapse -
Sorry for double post
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 3:22 PM PST

Since my PC has a power outlet of 650W + 28W for the monitor, as I researched I found that I'd need around 1084VA. Or am I wrong?

Collapse -
Are you sure abut the Watts?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 3:36 PM PST
In reply to: Sorry for double post

I find that folk tend to use the PSU Watts which is usually double what the machine really pulls.

I use a Watt meter to tell.

Collapse -
PS> The second best seller is over 1K VA
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 3:40 PM PST
In reply to: Sorry for double post
Collapse -
I'm from Greece
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 4:03 PM PST
Collapse -
Sorry but no
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 4:28 PM PST
In reply to: I'm from Greece

I rarely find a PC with what you listed with that many Watts.

But if you feel it's required, higher values are fine.

Collapse -
How much
by GohanDGeo / December 30, 2016 4:32 PM PST
In reply to: Sorry but no

VA would you say is fine?
I was talking about 650W because of the Evga SuperNova 650 GS plus another 28 from my monitor. I'm really not well informed in this stuff so thanks for your advice.

Collapse -
I failed you here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2016 4:50 PM PST
In reply to: How much

You are listing PEAK values that I never see when I put a Watt meter on such a system.

So let's roll with that. If you want to go with peak values then use those and you'll be way over but very very safe.

Collapse -
Answer
Ups
by Bob__B / December 31, 2016 2:36 AM PST
Collapse -
Can I get an estimate without a wattometer?
by GohanDGeo / January 8, 2017 5:37 PM PST
In reply to: Ups

I have a PC with the following specs:
Intel Core i7 6700K
Coolmaster Hyper 212 EVO
Gigabyte GeForce 1070 8GB
Asus Z170-A
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (SSD)
G.Skill RipjawsV 16GB DDR4 -2400MHz
Evga SuperNova 650 GS
plus a monitor around 28W and some speakers.
What VA power should the UPS approximately have?

Collapse -
Ups
by Bob__B / January 9, 2017 2:20 AM PST

Without the watt meter the best you will have is a guess-ti-mate.

With the watt meter you will have some real numbers.

Example...on this machine and just monitoring the tower I see 35w>65w running my normal stuff.

Collapse -
Answer
Re
by TomPress / January 4, 2017 1:58 AM PST

For the HDD I would recommend the Seagate Expansion portable drive. It comes in five capacities. Also it registered 121Mb/s writing and 129Mb/s reading. Also it offers good value for money.
For the power supply try the APC-Back UPS BX as it is more reliable than the OXXTRON it is a bit costlier than the OXXTRON but the APC is better in all other aspects.

Collapse -
I am checking out APC
by GohanDGeo / January 8, 2017 5:37 PM PST
In reply to: Re

Yeah, through reviews and your opinion, APC seems the brand to go

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.