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Come to think of it I did have a instance of my system shutting down unexpectedly one day when I got my new PSU and another 580 and it never so much as gave me a glimmer of a blue screen code or anything. I wonder if I was simply drawing too much power from the cheapie surge protector that I got from BestBuy.

It was an HP branded Monster unit so the quality probably wasn't all that up to snuff and it simply couldn't handle the 700+w my PC is now drinking.

This is the unit in question. Probably should try to run those benchmarks again without the strip plugged in.
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yeah i could have overloaded.

had all my crunchers plugged into it. (which sounds bad but. main rig pulls 350ish at full load & crunchers only pull 110watts each)
and my onkyo 606
and my 26in monitor
and router+modem

lol i dont care that it burned out. just lookin to find some fancy new one
     
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post #13 of 21
I had an APC surge protector burn out for no reason before. Only had my TV and STB plugged in. Was sitting there with my wife watching TV, the protector make a sizzling sound and the TV shut off. It continued to make the noise until I unplugged it.

Some times stuff just breaks.
    
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haha i love how 98% of people are talking about the burned up power strip. not anything about my choises.

lol i dont care it burned. im not gona return it. dont even think about the monster power strip anymore.
     
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I would avoid monster products simply out of spite.

I never heard of power strip melting unless you were running something absurd like 2000 plus watts.

Why would you want to go back to monster product again?
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I would avoid monster products simply out of spite.

I never heard of power strip melting unless you were running something absurd like 2000 plus watts.

Why would you want to go back to monster product again?
same reason i use monster currently for cables. not that they are any "better" i like how nice the products look and feel. i have never felt any power cable as soft and flexable as the one on my monster powerstrip. and it comes with a lay flat plug. which used to be more rare when i got it a few years back but is seen more often now.

people can talk all the crap about monster they want. but ive had like 200$+ in "well these are the same thing as monster just cheaper" cables. during which ive used the same monster cables. and they run like perfect still.
     
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haha i love how 98% of people are talking about the burned up power strip. not anything about my choises.

lol i dont care it burned. im not gona return it. dont even think about the monster power strip anymore.
Well it is a forum. If you wanted nothing except choices, then google it.
    
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i likey
     
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You should look into Furman's power conditioners before pulling the trigger. When you buy monster you are paying for aesthetic fluff that isn't really needed if the unit is hidden. I've used the same Furman for over 10 years; I paid 70 bucks for the unit, it's made of steel and could easily survive a fall from a 3rd story window.

http://www.furmansound.com/index.php?div=01
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