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Hello experts,

As suggested by the experts here, I'm looking to get an UPS for my Dell XPS 8700 Desktop.

The following items would be connected to it:

Dell XPS 8700 CPU
Dell U2412M Monitor
Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J
Medialink Wireless-N Broadband Router with Internal Antennas and
External HDDs

I'm looking at this one:

APC BE550G Back-UPS ES 8 Outlet 550VA 120V

Would love to know your thoughts on this product and recommendations to better products..

Thanks so very much for your time.
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Thanks for the responses, Scott and Joe.

Ah! I didn't mention the purpose.. Just long enough for the computer to turn off. We don't usually have power outages. Just a lot of very heavy wind and sometimes rain..

All the devices are currently connected to surge protectors  and I'd like to step up the protection :)

My budget can stretch up to $70.. So I'll look into the $65 CyberPower unit..
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Thanks so much everyone..

To summarize:

Always, get an UPS with AVR.. Will try to get CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1000VA 600W AVR Mini-Tower

1000VA 600W should be good enough for my usage right? For easy reference:

The following items would be connected to it:

Dell XPS 8700 CPU
Dell U2412M Monitor
Zoom 5341 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 5341J
Medialink Wireless-N Broadband Router with Internal Antennas and
External HDDs

Also, should test UPS every once in a while.. Got it..

Thanks again :)
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You're welcome. Happy to help. That's a good choice — glad to see you can stretch the budget to $100. Regards, Joe
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"... 1000VA 600W should be good enough for my usage right?  "  ==>  Certainly.   I wouldn't have suggested that unit otherwise :-)

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Thanks again, Gary..
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