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Surge protection is a MUST for any expensive piece of hardware, i personally invested in a UPS and surge protector combo, and if a power surge DOES happen, i get 25,000 dollars to cover damage =P theres no point investing in an expensive PC, when your not protecting it, i mean, one day, your rig is on, then a lightning storm, (which targets high end gaming PC's =P) and then u turn on ur PC after the storm... and ZZZZ.... spew spew smokeh... then u know your Quad fire rig just got pwned XD

try this one, nice 2400 joules of surge protection

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120401

but personally, i would go with this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812107131

belkin is a world known brand
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Surge protection is a MUST for any expensive piece of hardware, i personally invested in a UPS and surge protector combo, and if a power surge DOES happen, i get 25,000 dollars to cover damage =P theres no point investing in an expensive PC, when your not protecting it, i mean, one day, your rig is on, then a lightning storm, (which targets high end gaming PC's =P) and then u turn on ur PC after the storm... and ZZZZ.... spew spew smokeh... then u know your Quad fire rig just got pwned XD
The connection seems to be lighting and surges? There has been no bad wether in England during the time period of when my power supply died, therefor i don't think it was a power surge.
Edit: I may take the 2400 as it's cheaper.
Edited by BradleyW - 6/2/11 at 5:25pm
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ok mate, thank you. One last thing, what surge protection/supression would you suggest. A link and/or picture with product name/type would be brilliant. I don't wanna pay too much, keep that in mind.
Well, it depends on what you can get in Sheffield. However, my first suggestion is this (it's a thousand times better than it looks):

The Tripp-Lite Isobar 8 Ultra

Don't be fooled by that price; you'll never pay that much! If anything, it'll be a fraction of that price.
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Well, it depends on what you can get in Sheffield. However, my first suggestion is this (it's a thousand times better than it looks):

The Tripp-Lite Isobar 8 Ultra

Don't be fooled by that price; you'll never pay that much! If anything, it'll be a fraction of that price.
Looks simple but effective. Thanks for the suggestion.
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The connection seems to be lighting and surges? There has been no bad wether in England during the time period of when my power supply died, therefor i don't think it was a power surge.
Edit: I may take the 2400 as it's cheaper.
weather is unpredictable, dont tell me you have never had a lightning storm, and besides, a lightning storm isnt the only thing that can cause a power surge, its just the typical scenario
    
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The connection seems to be lighting and surges? There has been no bad wether in England during the time period of when my power supply died, therefor i don't think it was a power surge.
Edit: I may take the 2400 as it's cheaper.
They are using storms and lightning strikes as extreme examples of power surges, illustrating why it is a good idea to use some form of protection, not as an explanation for what killed your PSU.

Electricity is constantly in flux, which means all of your devices do receive varying surges throughout the day. Over time, this may have killed your PSU. It also could be that just died, sometimes that happens. Yes, you can operate your computer and devices without surge protection. Personally though? I wouldn't. Not a single thing in my house is plugged directly into the wall.
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weather is unpredictable, dont tell me you have never had a lightning storm, and besides, a lightning storm isnt the only thing that can cause a power surge, its just the typical scenario
Give me the most likely scenarios then. I never said i've never had a lighting storm, i said i've not had bad wether during the time period of when my PSU started to fail.
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I got a £20 surge protector extension thing from Maplins, has an audible alarm and status light, very heavy and well made.

There was recently a thunderstorm, in which we had 3 surges, the lights dipped to almost nothing and my parents PC shut down, but my surge protector just beeped to let me know that there was a surge, and kept on going.

If you value your components, I'd do it. It's a small price to pay for piece of mind.
    
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Well, it depends on what you can get in Sheffield. However, my first suggestion is this (it's a thousand times better than it looks):

The Tripp-Lite Isobar 8 Ultra

Don't be fooled by that price; you'll never pay that much! If anything, it'll be a fraction of that price.
nice find =P but the belkin i suggested has a bigger surge rating, and a $300,000 money return if anything plugged in is damaged during a surge. and its 30 bucks =P,
    
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They are using storms and lightning strikes as extreme examples of power surges, illustrating why it is a good idea to use some form of protection, not as an explanation for what killed your PSU.

Electricity is constantly in flux, which means all of your devices do receive varying surges throughout the day. Over time, this may have killed your PSU. It also could be that just died, sometimes that happens. Yes, you can operate your computer and devices without surge protection. Personally though? I wouldn't. Not a single thing in my house is plugged directly into the wall.
And again, i never said his scenario of lighting is what the member was predicting to be the cause of my PSU's death. I will invest in basic protection til i can get the elite protection.
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