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And again, i never said his scenario of lighting was what the member was predicting the cause of my PSU's death. I will invest in basic protection til i can get the elite protection.
elite protection eh?.... do u mean server grade protection? because i think a simple surge protector isnt worth all the fuss, both the belkin and the one that TwoCables suggested are nice high quality units that are bound to protect you from all but the most powerful surges

and SmokinWaffle, u got the power ratings on that thing? it could be of help when he goes shopping =P
    
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and SmokinWaffle, u got the power ratings on that thing? it could be of help when he goes shopping =P
I'll have a look tomorrow. It's pretty weighty and well made though, so it's decent.

I've got close to £500 worth of audio gear, plus my PC and monitor plugged into it, so I hope it is.
    
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elite protection eh?.... do u mean server grade protection? because i think a simple surge protector isnt worth all the fuss, both the belkin and the one that TwoCables suggested are nice high quality units that are bound to protect you from all but the most powerful surges

and SmokinWaffle, u got the power ratings on that thing? it could be of help when he goes shopping =P
Elite as in the high range of surge protection/suppression units.
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in my opinion, the bigger the protection money the better, i mean, hey the surge protector killed 500 euros worth of equipment, but think about it..... youve got a 300,000 dollar cheque now =P
    
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post #25 of 37
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Elite as in the high range of surge protection/suppression units.
a $30 dollar unit aint elite, and it aint bad, its the perfect thing for computers, lol even $50 for a unit aint bad at all
    
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post #26 of 37
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Looks simple but effective. Thanks for the suggestion.
To give you an idea of how awesome this surge suppressor is, I discovered that it absolutely crushes this one (which I own):

The Tripp-Lite HT10DBS

So yeah, I think the Isobar 8 Ultra is probably their best unit. Plus, it has the highest Joule rating of them all (but that's not the only reason why the Isobar 8 Ultra impresses me).
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At the end of the day, if you spend £1/2000+ on a PC, spending £30 on a surge protector to keep it all safe isn't too much to ask.
    
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post #28 of 37
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I've never really thought much about surge protection. I don't know anyone else who uses it except my sister.
Do you think it will be fine to run for a day or two without protection, i mean, i've ran everything for years and years without an issue.
Yeah, you won't run into power surges very often. It may be many years between when it does happen, but when it does it will suck very bad when you get hit with a bad one, so its worth it to spend at least 50 bucks minimum on something to protect you on a basic level...keep in mind during big lightning storms, your best protection is really just unplugging everything from the wall.

I didn't worry too much when I just had my laptop, but now I've got about a 2000-2500 dollar PC, 500 dollars worth of audio, two xbox's, a PS3, a 1300 dollar LED TV, etc, etc, etc all on surge protectors..Thats a lot of expensive equipment I just cant easily replace.
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post #29 of 37
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To give you an idea of how awesome this surge suppressor is, I discovered that it absolutely crushes this one (which I own):

The Tripp-Lite HT10DBS

So yeah, I think the Isobar 8 Ultra is probably their best unit. Plus, it has the highest Joule rating of them all (but that's not the only reason why the Isobar 8 Ultra impresses me).
WHAT??!?!! YOU lucky dog... when i bought my tower, i didnt have enough cash to go and buy the unit u had, which is the one i wanted, because i forgot to account for the price of the CPU cooler and the DVD drive when i went to go buy the system so i went with a Fusion 6118123
    
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Well, i will look into protection for the rest of my electronical stuff, thank you everyone.
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