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Do I need a surge protector?

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during thunderstorms and hot days in the summer were everyone has their a/c on the power goes out for 5seconds-10minutes so i was wondering if i should get a surge protector or does my psu handle that? and if i should get one recommend me one thanks!
post #2 of 8
I think it's always a good idea to have one, especially when I learned the hard way and a storm fried my system years ago.
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post #3 of 8
GET ONE ON YO SYSTEM NAO!...
If you have a bad surge it can(in most cases WILL) kill ur rig... oh snap... u reminded me to put one on mine(moved my rig to a different room 20 minutes ago)

EDIT: any surge protector will work fine
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post #4 of 8

YES!! YOU NEED ONE!.. it'll fry your rig if your power goes down.

Or you can let your rig go


Edited by WizrdSleevz - 7/21/11 at 7:44pm
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post #5 of 8
Id look at getting a UPS that has a built in surge protector
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post #6 of 8
Picked up a very cool surge protector, made by Belkin, from the Home Depot. 2 outlets stay on at all times. (For, modem & WiFi) 6 more outlets are switched on-off by a remote! The S/P is hidden while I can turn my system power on or off from my chair. All the outlets are surge protected.

We have frequent storms here during the summer. My unprotected modem and wifi got fried while my computer was undamaged from a strike. (Before I found this S/P)
    
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post #7 of 8
Hi,

A UPS is a good idea but expensive if you get one that can handle
a high current load.

Got what I thought was a big Belkin ups and worked great until
built this rig and had to run a regular surge protector, as would go
crazy-Flashing lites, beeping when started to OC CPU-GPU's as couldn't
handle the current draw thru it.

Now just run pheriperals, Monitor,cable input, speakers, printers,ect thru it.
Power surges another concern.

Alot of Monsoon lighting storms here and when get to bad just the
best thing-Pull the plugs

Later
Edited by Irocing - 7/21/11 at 8:15pm
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post #8 of 8
Since a power surge killed one of my pcs a few years back, I say get one
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