Alright here is what I have:
Intel i7 920
ASUS P6T SE / Intel X58 chipset
6gb DDR-3-1600 Corsair Dominator
(2) ATI Radeon HD 4870 (by XFX) in Crossfire Mode
850w Thermaltake PSU
Asetek Liquid Cooling
LG BD Player
Vista Home Premium 64-bit
12-in-1 Memory Card Reader
NZXT Sentry 2 Touch-screen Fan Controller
23" LCD Display with plans to buy a 2nd soon, then a 3rd. All 23".
Now my problem is power protection.
I have a cheap voltage regulator: Opti-UPS SS1200 AVR.
I also have a 3100 Joules Surge Protector. The AVR is only 525 Joules.
I want to buy a battery backup.
I need to know a couple things:
1) What size (VA / Watt) UPS do I need?
I'm not concerned with staying on long after loss of power, just long enough to shut down.
2) Should I utilize all three components?
(AVR, UPS, Surge Protector) I was thinking of plugging the AVR into the wall, the UPS into that, then the surge protector into the UPS. Then my PC and Monitor into the Surge protector. I guess my concern is the limited amount of joules the AVR and UPS can handle. What is the best solution / combination? Please give the order in which they should be hooked up.
I know that might be overkill, but with over 2k invested, I'd rather not have to worry. Oh BTW, I'm on a budget. I'd like to stay under $150 USD, but will go up to $200 if its in my best interest.
Thanks in advance.