I'm moving to a semi rural area where the electricity sucks just as hard as the 1.5Mb/s sync does in the area. I don't want my 2000 dollar gaming machine to go poof because of a surge or something like that.
I am a 3D animator/sound designer. I get angry enough when an application crashes and I need to start from scratch. Loosing the drive would be horrible, so I'd like a UPS that will beep when there is no more power to be had so I can save and shut down.
I also would not mind running my little Netgear and phone off it while the power is out. I have an 850W power supply in my computer, I would be running an LED monitor, router, phone and that is about it off it.
What kind of UPS am I looking at? A 200 dollar one or a 600 dollar one? Any recommendations.
- It needs to last more than 5 minutes.
- It needs to be VERY LOUD when the power goes off.
Money is not really an issue, but I don't want to spend mega bucks on something I don't need.