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Well, i will look into protection for the rest of my electronical stuff, thank you everyone.
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well GL and thanks
Yeah no problem mate and thank you.
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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
Ha, my first unit was the original version of the TLP810NET which was like $25 or $35. It's an ok unit, but I always wanted something better and something that had a metal housing. So I saved like a hermit and then bought the HT10DBS without knowing about the Isobar 8 Ultra.
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I suggest you take the P/S into a competent electronics technican and have him spend an hour looking it over to figure out why it went bad. Perhaps the cause is very easy to identify.In lieu of this activity buy a P/S and a surge protector (like 99% of America) and browse on.

I do live in a high lighting strike area and to secure the electronics in the house against a lightining strike I was given several estimates ranging from 350-500. Protection against the effects of a blender are not that expensive. I have lost a home AC unit 2 mobo's and a cpu,all over lighting, best to pull all plugs and cables.
Edited by PCCstudent - 6/2/11 at 6:05pm
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Well, i did do an A level in electronics and won a national engineering award out of thousands in the UK for best electronics in a project. I should take the unit somewhere, thanks for that.
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Ha, my first unit was the original version of the TLP810NET which was like $25 or $35. It's an ok unit, but I always wanted something better and something that had a metal housing. So I saved like a hermit and then bought the HT10DBS without knowing about the Isobar 8 Ultra.
lol you shoulda seen how i was saving up for my sig rig.... i was planing on a core 2 duo build, then some kind OCN members pointed me at the better AMD PHII x3 720BE, then i saved enough for that... but then i saw lynnfield and i was like... no! so i saved up like the biggest hermit you've ever seen, i passed on a movie to save 10 bucks, and in the end... totally worth it =P now i can photoshop with peace of mind, AND start going to the movies again
    
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post #37 of 37
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
At the end of the day, if you spend 0„51/2000 on a PC, spending 0„530 on a surge protector to keep it all safe isn't too much to ask.
$30 protection don't stop lightning strikes.

OP for blackouts, brownouts and dips choose a UPS
TO protect a UPS choose a surge protector
For upset and damage by surges choose a surge protector
For I/O port damage choose a data line protector.

The capability of the surge protector is determined by its intended location. At the point of entry the energy contained in the surge is at a maximum. Fanning out on its journey through a system, it will offer less magnitude to each branch panel encountered. The least amount of a damaging surge current will be experienced by outlets deep in the system.
You get protectors ranging from point to point entry service panel protectors to low profile protection for internal equipment protection. So if you equipment is in the back of the house get a low profile protector. In the front get a entry point to point protector.
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