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APC BR1500G Back-UPS Pro 1500VA 10-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Outstanding - Great Performer 08/18/2015

This review is from: APC BR1500G Back-UPS Pro 1500VA 10-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Pros: Great back-up unit. It does what it is supposed to, and more.
Lots of connections and USB communication with your computer to show status of both the UPS and PC.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Almost everything you need to know has already been said by other reviewers here. You do need to know if your power supply can function without a pure sine wave, most can, a few have problems and some older PSUs required pure sine wave power. This unit provides power utilizing a stepped sine wave.

-- And, PCs are supposed to be simple to use..., so goes the 30 odd years old mantra from marketing.

I have had this between 2 and 3 years. Battery has not needed replaced.

I need something like this to keep my PC hardware safe and last longer. This is especially important because I overclock the CPU and video card, that places more demands upon the power supply. This unit provides protection for the PC power supply, which in turn runs everything in it and is responsible for stability. As nm tech shrinks this becomes more and more important because it is more electronically fragile.

I use quality PC components, which means high cost, and I want to protect my investment. I only have one video card, an AMD R9 290, so my Seasonic Platinum 660 watt does a great job - I just want components to last longer.

I did have a problem with a previous model, but none from this one. That is why I do not purchase PSUs from Newegg [although I have spent many thousands of dollars in gear from them]. I bought my APC BR1500G from Office Max, if anything is wrong they are local.

Pioneer Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-209DBK
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast. Plays Blu-ray movies well. Fast CD burns.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I use CyberLink PowerDVD 15 and movies play very well on this drive.

SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290 100362SR 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I have owned this for a year and a half, still running strong.

*Core Clock 1000, Memory Clock 1400, no increase in voltage - using MSI Afterburner to control GPU and fan.

Cons: More noisy than cards with better coolers.

You have a choice of too much heat that slows the GPU down or loud fan noise if you overclock too much. [I wear headphones and have a floor fan in the room and the GPU fan is not as loud as the floor fan unless the overclock is too high.]

Other Thoughts: * It will overclock more, but I do not want to increase voltage.

I paid $400 dollars for this the day it was released, Bit mining drove the price up, but now the price has dropped far below what I paid, even though it has risen $20 or so in the past few months.

Search ASUS GTX 960 STRIX review techpowerup - it will list many cards, in a side by side comparison, including this one. 19 games are benchmarked, beginning on page 7, if you get the review I have in mind. Just pick your monitor resolution, or one close to it.

I picked the above site and video card review because it was done Jan 2015 and includes video cards that were not released when this one was.

Great card, a year and a half old and still nips at the heals of the top video cards [minus the expensive GTX 980]


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Display Name: Daniel E.

Date Joined: 04/27/01


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