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I was lucky enough to get my hands on a used surge protector/battery backup thing it was like $20 and they go for about $100 new. Yay for taking advantage of other desperate college students
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Yes i did the paper clip trick. Nothing....
As soon as i installed the VX550W, i got a blue LED on the mobo meaning power is on and the PC is ready to be swicthed on. The facts speak for themselves. I believe that is Res Ipsa Loquiter in Latin? I have to learn latin in my A level Law lol.
It's been 12 hours
What's happening dude
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It's been 12 hours
What's happening dude
Hey Mate, yeah it's been 12 hours but the Power Supply is currently in Howden. They moved the warehouse 1 out of Sheffield. I am not sure where Howden is or how far away it is from my home. I live on the border between Sheffield and Rotherham. Am sure Howden is somewhere in Yorkshire anyway. Once it's packed, the order note states that the PSU will not go to a sorting hub. It's just coming directly to my home.
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Hey Mate, yeah it's been 12 hours but the Power Supply is currently in Howden. They moved the warehouse 1 out of Sheffield. I am not sure where Howden is or how far away it is from my home. I live on the border between Sheffield and Rotherham. Am sure Howden is somewhere in Yorkshire anyway. Once it's packed, the order note states that the PSU will not go to a sorting hub. It's just coming directly to my home.
I hope so mate!
We have some racing to murder
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I hope so mate!
We have some racing to murder
That reminds me, i just created a thread askig about the quality of a mic effecting a persons voice. Would be interesting to see what comes up. Maybe steam chat was just a fail? Or my mic?
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I can't imagine not using a surge protector. Even a cheapo device would provide some additional form of protection. I got one of these guys for $20. The unit actually diagnosed a wiring fault in my building which required an electrician to fix...



Electricity behaves in the same way regardless of geographical location. If surges can happen in North America they can happen in Europe too.
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That looks nice for 20 bucks! The ones in the UK are cream white with a stupid light and switch. They look crap and are overpriced at £20!
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Electricity behaves in the same way regardless of geographical location. If surges can happen in North America they can happen in Europe too.
Well, of course it does, but it just seems like Americans use surge protectors while Danes (can't say for the rest of Europe) don't. I don't know if it's because we use ~230 V while you use 120 V.
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Well, of course it does, but it just seems like Americans use surge protectors while Danes (can't say for the rest of Europe) don't. I don't know if it's because we use ~230 V while you use 120 V.
I have a surge protector, but only because of the Americans saying about them

And I don't personally know anyone else who owns one
But, maybe they should have them! And maybe "when the TV died" it was a serge that killed it! And we just put it down to "it just died"

maybe
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Well, of course it does, but it just seems like Americans use surge protectors while Danes (can't say for the rest of Europe) don't. I don't know if it's because we use ~230 V while you use 120 V.
Same in Ireland. I think it's a european thing, the Belkin "Surge Protectors" available here are merely just good quality power strips. I don't have a single surge protector in my house, although I might invest in one for my desktop, "just-in-case"...
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