UPS / Battery Backup – Do You Need One? – How much do you need?

What is an Uninterruptible Power Supply? Do you need one? How large a unit do you need?
600VA – 330W – @Amazon – @Newegg
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— This is good for very basic PCs, Pentium, i3, or Ryzen 3 CPUs with integrated or very low powered graphics cards. Also a good choice for TVs, DVRs, etc. —
425VA – 225W – @Amazon – @Newegg

— This is good for mid-range PCs, i3, i5, R3, R5, with up to a GTX 1060 or RX 580. Also for larger home theater setups. —
600VA – 330W – @Amazon – @Newegg

— This is good for high end PCs, i7 & Ryzen 7, with up to a single GTX 1080 TI GPU & a single monitor 27″ or smaller. Also for premium home theaters —
850VA – 450W – @Amazon – @Newegg

Note: Larger 32″ & 34″ Ultrawide Monitors, Multiple Monitors, Highly Overclocked CPUs, or multiple GPUs will need more than 450 watts

— This is good for super premium PCs, servers, multiple monitors, or anyone who wants extended runtime on battery power. Also for top of the line home theater systems —
1500VA – 865W – @Amazon – @Newegg


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  1. unske on December 9, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Do i need a uPS ? I have a laptop

  2. J M on December 9, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Watched this video in 2020. Thank you for this Tech Deals. Bought a UPS upon your advice and since I’ve built an i9 small form factor system unit anyways. Expensive, but then again, better have a broken UPS than a shorted psu (or worse, motherboard) down the line in case electrical accidents happen.

  3. Know Life on December 9, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    11:53 OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  4. LatNWarrior on December 9, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Great Video, plenty of helpful information; Thanks!. What is suggested for backup for the router as I use laptops?

  5. Jay Zoned on December 9, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    question. my psu is 600w. but my pc usage is just around 300+w including monitor. will 600w ups work?

  6. Damien Spectre on December 9, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Can you make an updated video? What UPS do I need for 3080 based High end PC + 49" Monitor?

  7. Bashanborlang khongshei on December 9, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Thankyou so much boss you have answered my questions 🥺👍 now i can actually save alot of 💲

  8. cheifwaxallday420 on December 9, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Do monitors benefit from being on a ups?

  9. P W on December 9, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Is getting the APC 1500VA/865 watt model too much for plugging in only 1 modem/router to ensure i have internet?

  10. Khak Thui on December 9, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Why does Tech Deals look like a shopkeeper in an MMORPG with great graphics?

  11. Kenatsu htk odachi on December 9, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I am starting a new work at home, but neighborhood sometimes experience power outages due to high winds or strong storms that may last a few hours. Are there any UPS that offer longer hours to support my setup: all-in-one computer, a second screen, high speed modem connection? Or Im i better off investing in a portable backup generator? I have a gas generator but don’t want to drag it. out

  12. Boele Staal on December 9, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Good info, thanks for this.

  13. Al-Ryan Alam on December 9, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    "Marketing yayy"

  14. Nyx_trolled on December 9, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I wish I can buy one :<

  15. White Fish on December 9, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Will a UPS be useless against power outage if I use an adapter to plug it into my outlet? All the outlets in my house is 2 prongs only. I was planning for a surge protector extension but again I need to use an adapter to plug it. But a UPS doesn’t turn off the PC since it has battery backup so does that mean power spikes won’t reach my PC even if I use a 3 prong to 2 prong adapter? I would appreciate a response.

  16. vidform on December 9, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    8:41 Why wouldn’t you connect a printer to the larger backup? I want to connect an all-in-one laser printer, possibly two iMac, and a couple of other smaller devices to a UPS .

  17. Dany Backstone on December 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    I have a smart UPS 1000va 700w, and this little heavy (30kg) thing says 98% efficiency AC/AC when in load, but draws 70watts on idle with battery online. So that’s 70€/y doing nothing, adding that lead-acid batteries has approximatively a 70% efficiency and is not compatible with LiFePo, ATX powersupply atx 80-92% efficiency, it made the thing quite useless in civilized countries where nuclear power is quite reliable (and you’re far from reactors btw). Your bill won’t cost you 4000€ more per year, but you forgot that hardware can be warrantied too, just don’t tell them you surged them. On the contrary, LifePo and good inverters can be very useful when you want to draw from a solar panel, or at night-time dynamic price, as you can have a 95% roundtrip, far from these 50-65% lead-acid ones.

  18. Krishnan P M on December 9, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for the time and neatly explained thanks!!!!!!

  19. xenn gonzales on December 9, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Hi, i have ryzen 3 3300x and a rtx 2060. How many va should i get? Im using 650 watts psu

  20. Alyashier Rajan on December 9, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Sir. How much va do i need for my 750 watts psu that runs on i5 7500 gen, 1050ti and 16gb ram?

  21. Cyber Punk on December 9, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Yes im cheking cus i got power loss during win update

  22. HJ Galang on December 9, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Can you recommend the right watts or VA I need if I want to protect my PC (using 430 watts PSU) + router + refrigerator (if it can)?

    what do I need to look for in my equipment if I need to compute for the right VA or watts?

  23. Alejandro on December 9, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    would you still not advise buying Cyber Power UPS?

  24. Little Wing on December 9, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    9:50 lmao 🤣

  25. Raphael Mella on December 9, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Wow. This is really comprehensive. Thanks for this!

  26. RookieBoy on December 9, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Please I need your specialty I HAVE

    i3 9100F
    ASUS B365m-V5 mATX
    Thermaltake RGB 700watts
    Jetstream gtx 1070
    240 M.2
    24` Monitor
    6 fans 5V

    I bought UPS called Secure 1000va 700w. Is this enough ? please reply. ty

  27. EvilNexus on December 9, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    My pc uses 850 watts and i have a 240 hz monitor and a 60hz monitor what is the ups i need to get

  28. leslie hughes on December 9, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    thank God for you! thank you so much for your videos!!

  29. angry pepe cancer on December 9, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks Sir. You’re really underrated

  30. Nicolas Barone on December 9, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    this video is amazing thank you

  31. Kexin on December 9, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    No. I need a RTX 3080 🤬

  32. Naveen Kumar on December 9, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    i have apc BX1100C and its failed to take the full load of RTX 3080. will apc pro 1500G be sufficient for RTX 3080 ?

  33. Kyle Biggs on December 9, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I’ve been on the lookout for an affordable 1500VA+ or 900-1000w+ UPS for some time now, but almost every reputable brand seems to have at least a two-dozen reviews documenting catastrophic cases of destroyed hardware or pointing out severe design flaws. This has been the case with APC, CyberPower, and Tripp-Lite. Even though they have a majority of good reviews, many are from customers yet to experience any sort of dangerous power outage, making me quite skeptical.

  34. ColdVergil on December 9, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    What about pure sine wave? I’ve been reading and seems mostly new PSU’s require that to function properly, do any of these have it?

  35. Serena D on December 9, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    I have watched a bunch of videos and asked a bunch of places and I am getting discouraged, I cannot get a straight answer. Some say yes, but no review talk about any of what I need.
    I need something than can keep my internet modem connected for a few hours during a power outage. I can use lamps and my laptop battery for the rest, I mostly just need my internet modem to be able to run and be used through a multiple hour power outage. Please what do you suggest, link, and tell me why you suggest this. I do not want to buy a bunch of things, I am trying to understand how all of this works, and the apc, ups, cyberwalls, etc, I dont understand how to know what I need and what will serve as a small type of battery/power source for my modem, without necessarily buying a huge, loud, generator. thank you

  36. Srinivas Aston on December 9, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Hello, can is use apc pro 1000 for my lg oled ?

  37. isohel on December 9, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    Hi, my UPS overheats when I play a high end game. What are your recommendations?

  38. Henri Nikolai on December 9, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Is it enough to go with 800va ups? I have Ryzen 5 3600, 5700xt and 27inch monitor. I just want to safely shut down my pc.

  39. Salvatore Pellitteri on December 9, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Problems: 1) you don’t need battery backup to protect your hardware, UPS protect your data, to protect your hardware from powersurge just buy a simpler and cheaper surge protection device that do not require battery swap.
    2) this companies sell you ancient lead acid batteries with limited lifespan just to sell you replacement few years later. Lithium Phosphate cell batteries will be more capable and at least 20years lifespan in an UPS usecase with very few charge-discharge cycles at the same price or cheaper.
    I hate UPS companies for this.

  40. Jon McCauley on December 9, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Buy smallest UPS model. Open it up, throw out small battery. Connect leads to (3) 12v deep cycle batteries. Off-grid power for days!

  41. jkevinAH on December 9, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    if its meant to last a decade (just teplacing batteries) how much VA is future proof for about that long

  42. TheLuismondo on December 9, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you very much for peeling off the film.
    That is gratifying 😆

  43. Abominable Snowman on December 9, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    This is the only useful
    UPS advice I found. SUBSCRIBED. How do I like this video 1000 times?

  44. Mabuyoshi on December 9, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Love how detailed the infos are, this is one of the most important backbone for any rig.

  45. K.Ballaji Axe on December 9, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Can we keep always utility power on when we don’t use the UPS

  46. Little Wing on December 9, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Free video, great information, clear delivery… *_that’s a deal!_*

  47. Emmanuel Ngeno on December 9, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    What if you have a 80+ rating on your power supply…
    Are these UPS’s PFC Compatible ?

  48. Eduardo Rodriguez on December 9, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    fun !

  49. His And Her Photographs . com on December 9, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    My wife and I recently moved to Puerto Rico from the mainland. Our PC’s will not stay on for more than 30 seconds and the monitor is not recognized by either PC during the short time PC’s are powered on. Someone suggested it could be the power here in PR not being consistent. Does that seem logical & if so, would a UPS solve the problem? The PC’s worked fine before the move and I know with both having power issues, it’s not the PC’s. Thanks for any advice.

  50. Christ Lee Ada on December 9, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Is 650va enough for my core i7 3770, rx 570, 3 hard drives and 1 1080p 24 inch monitor?

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