I need to get a new UPS / Battery Backup / Surge Protector. I have been looking at a variety of choices, but I'm not sure how big to go without spending more than I need to.
They get rated by VA numbers and by watts. Shouldn't the watts rating be at least as much as what a PC draws at full load?
I could probably just take a guess and pick up an APC for $100 or so and be close to what I need, which is to power one gaming PC. My current build plans include a 750 watt PSU, i7 3770K, 16 GB ram, an SSD and 2 1 TB hard drives, a standard DVD burner, and a good GPU (which will probably be a Radeon 7870). Plus a few good case fans.
Are there any guides to use in choosing one? Are there any known quality issues with any particular brand of UPS?