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Aurora R11, 1000w Power Supply

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Some help, please. I ordered this baby and I noticed its 1000W power. I want to buy the cheapest APC unit for it since I live in a Pre-War 2 building and it has a fuse box in the apartment. I was looking at this on Amazon, but after searching this model it says output watts is 900. So hoping someone can help. Much appreciated.

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I'd probably want a larger UPS for all that stuff.  If I were going to keep the 850W unit, I'd probably just plug the primary monitor, router, and PC into the battery outlets and put everything else into the surge protection only (not battery backup) slots.  

Keep in mind that these battery backup units have a useful life, and also the battery degrades over time.  Usually after  4-5 years, the battery is no good any more during an outage and needs to be replaced.  After a couple replacement batteries, it's time to replace the entire unit.  If yours is getting old, it may be a good time to replace it anyway. 

Another note, that it's usually not a good idea to plug a surge protector into a battery backup plug on the UPS, to increase the # of backup outlets.  It's not designed to handle so much additional load that way.   

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@mn072065 

The link is actually 1000 watt, but I think the 900 watt would be fine. The battery backup is designed such that, in the event of a power loss, you can save your open files and do a 'controlled shutdown'. It is not intended for you to continue gaming or video editing at max power consumption for an hour.

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So the UPS i currently use now for my Alienware ALX R4 unit is 850 watts. This should be good for that unit. I thought since the new unit says 1000 watts, that I needed a 1000 Watts ups? So I shouldn't worry?

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Well what else besides the pc are you plugging into it.  Just because you have a 1000 psu doesn't mean you are drawing 1000w.  If you are regularly pulling that much the psu wouldn't last very long. And note that depending on how efficient the 1000w psu is, it could be drawing more than 1000w. For example a 1000w psu, 80% rated efficiency at 100% full load, would pull 1250w at the outlet to supply 1000w to the system. .. Because it is only 80% efficient.

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Also, if you don't have sli 2080tis, you're unlikely to come close to pulling full 1000w  load on the psu.

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MY SYSTEM IS COMING WITH Dual NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti 11GB GDDR6 each (NVIDIA NVLink SLI® Enabled) (OC Ready)

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I meant single TI 11GB

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I appreciate your valuable time in answering. Ok, my current ups have 7 out of 10 plugs in it. My desktop, two monitors, Verizon Fios router another six plug surge protector which my printer, scanner, and hard drive enclosures are pluged into it. BUT, I hardly turn on the printer, scanner, and any other stuff. I leave my computer on 24 hours, very rare I shut off.

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I'd probably want a larger UPS for all that stuff.  If I were going to keep the 850W unit, I'd probably just plug the primary monitor, router, and PC into the battery outlets and put everything else into the surge protection only (not battery backup) slots.  

Keep in mind that these battery backup units have a useful life, and also the battery degrades over time.  Usually after  4-5 years, the battery is no good any more during an outage and needs to be replaced.  After a couple replacement batteries, it's time to replace the entire unit.  If yours is getting old, it may be a good time to replace it anyway. 

Another note, that it's usually not a good idea to plug a surge protector into a battery backup plug on the UPS, to increase the # of backup outlets.  It's not designed to handle so much additional load that way.   

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