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Sl0thstronautEsq
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Member since Aug 2018
1668 posts

Anyone Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply?
I have all of my electronics plugged into surge protectors, but does anyone use a UPS with their gaming setup?

Just curious if anyone has experienced data corruption due to a power outage while playing a game.
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bluebarracuda
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2011
16158 posts

re: Anyone Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply?
I have all my networking gear, servers, and gaming PC, on two UPS. Mostly because there's too much power going to through the circuit and it trips the breaker every now and then, so the UPS gives me time to flip the breaker back on without having a full shutdown.

I've only fully lost power once, and it gave me time to fully power down my servers so nothing happened to my raid arrays.

I don't see much use for one just on a gaming system


Sl0thstronautEsq
Alabama Fan
Member since Aug 2018
1668 posts

re: Anyone Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply?
Appreciate the advice!

I would only be using one to ensure I could properly save my game and shutdown my PS5/Series X in the event of a random power outage. I've never used one before and it sounds like it's unnecessary since a database rebuild on a console should be able to fix any data corruption issues (outside of possible save files).


nopants
US Space Force Fan
Luling, La
Member since Aug 2006
652 posts

re: Anyone Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply?
yes, I always use a UPS on my gaming system - currently using this guy - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W/


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Joshjrn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2008
16890 posts

re: Anyone Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply?
I have a UPS on my gaming rig. Not particularly worried about data corruption, but super fricking paranoid about bricking my motherboard during a bios flash

I have this guy:

LINK

ETA: It also doubles as a power draw display, which is a nice side benefit.
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skrayper
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2012
21865 posts

re: Anyone Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply?
Yes. My PC, modem, router and primary monitor are on it.

Word of advice - if you're going to get one, don't aim for the lowest bidder.


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