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Poll Results: Do you have a surge protector

 
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    Yes
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  • 7% (10)
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post #31 of 54
Thread Starter 
I cant wait till computers become disposable.

Seriosuly you can buy a netbook for $220..... Thats DIRT cheap compared to the early days..

Imagine the conversation of the future

Its been a bad week i been through four computers how about you?

I keep mine in my closet i been folding lately been getting a low 80k PPD.. I cant wait till i get my GTX 1285. Over 9 thousand shader processors..

Thats it i would have thought it would have more..

Well it makes up for it in heat..

(Lulz)
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 4/30/11 at 1:35am
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post #32 of 54
I'm running most of my bedroom off of one.

Fuses won't do the job, fuses work by melting due to the increased heat of passing a lot of current. But by the time they melt, enough can get through to quite thoroughly fry your computer.
Edited by Churminess - 4/30/11 at 2:01am
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post #33 of 54
Remember, while your PSU (if it's a good one) will have an MOV, which will protect it and your rig, other devices plugged into your rig may not.
A big surge may well go around the MOV in your PSU via unprotected paths through displays, and other AC powered devices and hurt your rig that way. The only way to be sure is to protect everything, and that means at least a surge protector strip.
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post #34 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by InterestedThirdParty View Post
are you sure? the very definition of "surge" is an abrupt increase in flow. in addition to what you said, fuses/circuit breakers also protects against such increases, hence the term "blown a fuse" (it regulates "flow")
Fuses and circuit breakers work by heating up as current passes through them, which takes a certain amount of time regardless of how much current you are dealing with. In fact, as stated above they are designed not to blow until a certain amount of time has passed to prevent false trips, like when your AC turns on. So fuses/cbs don't protect against lightning strikes because they happen almost instantaneously.
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post #36 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Traches View Post
Fuses and circuit breakers work by heating up as current passes through them, which takes a certain amount of time regardless of how much current you are dealing with. In fact, as stated above they are designed not to blow until a certain amount of time has passed to prevent false trips, like when your AC turns on. So fuses/cbs don't protect against lightning strikes because they happen almost instantaneously.
This it true. Additional info, most fuses/breakers don't blow/trip until 200-250% of their nominally rated values. More than long enough for any dangerous (to your equipment) surge to completely wreak havoc.
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post #39 of 54
yes i have a surge protector isn't it necessary to keep your components safe?
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post #40 of 54
For some reason my local Costco is basically giving these guys away... $19.99!!



Future Shop, Best Buy, London Drugs, etc. all sell the same model for $50-60.

I picked up three for my apartment and 10 to keep in stock at the shop. One of the units actually diagnosed a wiring fault in my 25 year-old building that required an electrician to come in and fix... Pretty solid devices for $20 a piece.
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