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The HDDs look to be run of the mill things.
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.
So a smaller SSD is better than a combo of both?
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
I am setting up a lot of 500GB SSD only systems.
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
I'll consider buying only an SSD. As for the UPS
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?
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.
Ok, I will seriously consider an SSD!
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)
Ok not new, but which are trustworthy
Sadly none are trustworthy.
Isn't 550VA too little?
Sorry for double post
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?
Are you sure abut the Watts?
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.
PS> The second best seller is over 1K VA
I'm from Greece
and that UPS isn't available here. After inputting my max watt values into this calculator http://www.csgnetwork.com/upssizecalc.html it suggests I need a UPS of 1250VA. Does this sound about right?
Sorry but no
I rarely find a PC with what you listed with that many Watts.
But if you feel it's required, higher values are fine.
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.
I failed you here.
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.
Can I get an estimate without a wattometer?
I have a PC with the following specs:
Intel Core i7 6700K
Coolmaster Hyper 212 EVO
Gigabyte GeForce 1070 8GB
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?
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.
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.
I am checking out APC
Yeah, through reviews and your opinion, APC seems the brand to go