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surge protectors are sacrificial. so there may have been a mains surge that killed it that never got to your equipment.
Indeed, but when a $2 one takes a hit, you reset the breaker and it's good to go again. When a $40 one takes a hit, it's toast. I've never had ANY decent equipment get fried on a cheap surge protector; if I had to nitpick, I'd say that maybe the breakers are a little TOO sensitive. It's only the pricey ones that have ever caused me trouble. I've had the same 8-plug power strips for years, sometimes linked up 4 or 5 in a row (that house fire burned off the insulation on most of the wiring in my room and I only have one outlet) with computers and a 8000 BTU air conditioner on them. If you can afford to replace expensive, designed-to-break power strips; go for it. x3 I can't. I buy my power strips at thrift stores, and I haven't had to buy a new one in a couple years. The last power supply I had go was a diablotek piece of crap, and I honestly think it would have fried behind ANY surge protector.
 
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You want a modest build and you're getting an Asus Maximus V board. WHY? You don't have 10 hard drives or 4 graphics cards. The z77 chipset is the exact same in every z77 board - it's not going to magically make your processor work better because its more expensive (exception: you are LN2 cooling).

If you're gaming, I'd make some changes:
i5-3570k (175) If you don't have a use for hyperthreading (gaming does not use it), why pay for it?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-s-1155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-34ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-34x-

MSI z77-g55 (101) Good for up to two graphics cards, will overclock fine
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-gd55-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx

Thermalright Silver Arrow (48) As effective, quieter, & over 20 quid cheaper
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/thermalright-silver-arrow-sb-e-heat-pipe-cpu-cooler-s2011-1366-1156-775-am2-am2plus-am3-am3plus-fm1-

Corsair 2x4gb 1600mhz RAM (40) Those big, spiky heatspreaders on the Vengeance? Those are a DOWNSIDE, not a good thing. They are seriously useless. Worse than useless, for tower coolers.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-15v

Graphics card: MSI 7950 (224) Ten more pounds, more powerful at stock - can be effectively overclocked. What's not to like?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-msi-radeon-hd-7950-twin-frozr-5000mhz-gddr5-gpu-800mhz-1792-cores-dvi-hdmi-mini-dport

So that should save you almost two hundred pounds, with no loss in gaming performance (in fact, probably a slight gain from video card). That's not to say I'm cheap. I'd highly recommend either (or both) of these two upgrades with your new found monies:

Asus DGX sound card (21) A simple sound card can make a big difference if you have quality speakers or headphones. Won't make a big difference if you have cheap, crappy speakers or headphones.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-xonar-dgx-51-channel-pci-express-sound-card-dolby-with-headphone-sockek

Hazro 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitor (320 pounds) Now THAT'S an upgrade for your gaming experience. On sale, too.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-019-HO&groupid=17&catid=1120&subcat=


Thanks for your feedback smile.gif

Regarding the CPU i think i'll take your advice on that after reviewing the details... hyper-threading really isnt worth the extra price considering i wont be using it anyway.

The motherboard im pretty set on as i've been a huge Asus ROG fan and im keen on the features and potential to slap in extra GPU's etc later down the line if i so wish.

The GPU you suggested im hesitant about - i've always been an Nvidia user and am a bit worried about jumping to the AMD side after hearing negative things regarding their driver support and generally tech support forums on games tend to be issues with the AMD users (in my experience).
I have heard great things about the 7000 series but i dont know if im fully persuaded to take the gamble.... unless you are able to shed some light or argument as to why it'll be worth a long term Nvidia user/fan to swtich. smile.gif
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Nvidia graphics cards are fine. They just cost more for the same performance & don't overclock well.

Other than that, seems odd to plan for 3+ video cards and start with only one, especially when you don't have a surround/eyefinity configuration. But what the heck., email ASUS and pretend you bought their ROG motherboard because they sponsor esports. Works for me.
    
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Nvidia graphics cards are fine. They just cost more for the same performance & don't overclock well.

Other than that, seems odd to plan for 3+ video cards and start with only one, especially when you don't have a surround/eyefinity configuration. But what the heck., email ASUS and pretend you bought their ROG motherboard because they sponsor esports. Works for me.

why would he pretend to buy it cause they sponsor esports? what is the point of that?
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