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Sorry if this is not the right place to post it, figured the PSU experts were probably the best to ask on this one So the wiring in my house seems semi-faulty, we couldn't find any outlets to run our light for our lizard, they would just keep going on and off cause I guess the outlet couldn't handle the power. I haven't had any other issues with power but if that is the case, is that harming my pc? It's running through a surge protector, but it's nothing top of the line exactly....Would there be something I could buy to test to make sure the outlet is giving enough power. Oh and I also fold sometimes CPU and GPU if that makes a difference.
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For the most part, if it is running fine without randomly turning off you should be fine. If you want to make sure you could always get a UPS for a more stable power source, but its probably not necessary.
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Yeah I never have stability issues. Just making sure it wasn't sneakily trying to destroy my power supply or components without me knowing.
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I would also suggest getting a decent UPS if you are worried about it not providing enough power. Not only will this provide some peace of mind, but it will also provide a couple minds of battery backup to allow you to save your files if you power ever gets knocked out.
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post #5 of 10
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Hmm..any chance there is a place to get them cheap? I've never seen them for under like $150
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Take your pick . Though your probably going to want something that can support 600W+, based on your setup.
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What's the difference in watts? How much it protects or how long you get if you lose power? The near future may supply me with 2 more monitors and another GPU...the 600w still be good? Hopefully selling my ATV and that will leave me with a budget for a nice UPS along with the new gpu and monitors
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What's the difference in watts? How much it protects or how long you get if you lose power? The near future may supply me with 2 more monitors and another GPU...the 600w still be good? Hopefully selling my ATV and that will leave me with a budget for a nice UPS along with the new gpu and monitors
Wattage is the load it can support. It typically needs to be a little higher than what your power usage is (this can be found using a power supply calculator), as power supplies are only around 85% efficient.

You would only want to plug one monitor into the UPS, so when it goes into battery mode you dont need the extra draw of 2 more.

With your 750W PSU a 900-1000W UPS with your system and one monitor plugged in will be more than adequate protection. This will last you as long as you don't upgrade your PSU.

How long it lasts is based of how much power it can store, if you just want enough time to save your work you don't need a lot. No matter how long it is rated to last you will get the protection for your possible shoddy power sockets.

Now for the other point of view... I really still think you don't need one. As long as you are still stable, no crashes or anything, the power is as good as you need it.
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Okay. Thanks a bunch for the advice! Might go against it for now, but may do it in the future just to protect my rig So would there be no point in going with a lower wattage, or would it still be like a really good surge protector?
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