Corsair when they built this model they built a good one easily fits in my phantom full tower with ease and they double thick radiator does a great job on keeping my CPU cool, its a must have on the new Intel skylake processors which at least in my case runs hotter then my haswell processor I upgraded from, even over clocking my Intel 6th gen from 4.0ghz all the way to 5.0ghz it kept my processor within normal parameters, a must have for those of us who don't have a double 120mm fan space in either the top or back of my case, NZXT in there infinite knowledge put twin 240mm fans on the top and one 120mm in the rear , so when the h60 I first purchased didn't do the job this one does, a must have for those who demand quality and performance out of the computers they build or upgrade, you can't go wrong with the corsair h80i v2 when trying to keep your CPU cool weighed you overclock it or run at stock settings this unit does the job and very well
This UPS is of the ubiquitous line-interactive topology. At its most basic level it is functional as such. Given its intended use is high power PCs and other such domestic uses, the fan is blessedly silent during normal operation, kicking in only when the inverter is active (during AC fail or buck/boost). Further, the silent mode option does away with annoying alarms during AC fail. I take exception with Energy Star awarding this (and other UPSs) their label: just sitting there, with NOTHING plugged in it consumes over 20 watts, an excessive amount to keep already topped up batteries charged. The LCD panel itself is of nebulous value: the bright back-light cannot be turned off and the information it presents in terms of load/draw is not accurate enough to be of any real use. While not tragically flawed in any way, I do believe one can do better at this price point.
> worked with no hitches out of the box > it is protecting a computer, a network storage device, and a wireless router. It also provides regulated voltage to a printer, a scanner, two monitors, and two speakers. > I know I chose a rating that is higher than the expected load by a factor of 2 > tested the circuitry, and it worked fine > was actually present at my desk when we experienced 2-3 short duration (less than a second each) voltage sags, and the Smart1500LCT performed flawlessly.
I purchased this a couple months ago and have no complaints. I like the display and have important PC, Switch and Server equipment plugged in. It has bleeped once or twice when a surge or millisecond outage occurred. I usually buy APC but I found their batteries seem to die pretty quickly, regardless of overall load and usage around the home. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is because I have not yet experienced running anything on the Tripp Lite battery alone (no power cuts, thankfully, although I have used the "Test" button twice, which checks the battery-only supply for 10 seconds). I promise to UPDATE the review if I think it will help your decision to buy one for your needs. Another techie friend of mine also recommended this brand or APC, so I don't have buyer's remorse. It's very simple to unpack and install and has a USB interface if you want to monitor its features from your desktop. For me, the display alone is enough reassurance. I recommend this for anyone who has a small office running critical hardware, or for a family entertainment center. Just be mindful of the technical loads/ratings you need. Watch also for TVs and PC Monitors, as these will suck the battery dry in minutes, no matter the brand or battery size. Overall, it is therefore a great backup for shutting things down gracefully and for coping with spikes and surges here in Florida (a frequent occurrence). Well worth the money I paid.
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