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post #1 of 11
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I got told my room setup is bad, can anyone confirm? I'll type how its setup



AC outlet with my sub hooked in straight, and then below it my computer's power strip.

then my desk, then right next to my PC literally 3 inches away is my AC then a wall, then on that wall there's a second outlet, with 1 monitor plugged in straight, and then the AC plugged in below it.
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post #2 of 11
Did you punch this person in the face then ask them to elaborate?

This person could just have a subjective opinion on style.

Nothing you have is overloading your wall outlet, so my guess is this person we just not impressed with how your setup looked aesthetically.

Pix man .. edit your post with pix.
post #3 of 11
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They said the AC could harm my pc i guess? power-wise
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post #4 of 11
AC as in refrigerated air? I used to park my folding rig right on top of the floor outlet, I got some great folding temps from doing this. Refrigerated air is OK but stay far away from a swamp cooler outlet
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AC as in a window air conditioner the big ones. 9000btu
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post #6 of 11
Total bull crap. I ran my pc off the same outlet as a window unit, 10,000 btu, for years.
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post #7 of 11
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that's good to know then. i need to get a new ac, mines like from the 90s lmao. all dirty and crap
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post #8 of 11
More than likely, even if you had the A/C on it's own outlet, the outlet it's self would still be wired off the rest of the outlets in the room. So, the A/C is still on the same line as your PC.

If you are really worried about your PC, invest in a quality power conditioner.

But, you should be fine.
 
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post #9 of 11

So this is all on the same circuit?

Depending on the power draw of the sub and AC it may be possible to overload it but assuming you haven't had that problem you should be fine. Tho it shouldn't do anything I'd keep the computer and AC off the same outlet like you have it especially if you're at the limits of the circuit, mainly because of the surge the AC can produce when starting it up, but should be fine just the same.

post #10 of 11
Spend $40 for a TrippLite ISOBar4Ultra, there is no better way to protect your stuff without spending 8-10x as muc. 2 fully iisolated filter banks, 50 and 75dB EMI/RFI filtration, and line conditioning all in an extremely heavy duty metal case. It cuts down on ripple, noise, and will actually prevent you from losingeequipment in the event of a true surge.

I have experimented with them quite a bit, and I use them for all outlets now (well, some are the 6, 8, or HT plug versions). I even plugged my very high end audio system into one side of an ISOBar8Ultra (2x McIntosh 800W amps, Pioneer 11.4ch receiver w 7x Sonus Faber towers, 4x Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor bookshelf sized speakers, and 2x Pioneer dual-12" subwoofers; and a 70" RGB-LED back lit LCD TV with full local dimming), and plugged a refrigerator aka the enemy of clean audio power into the other side outlet bank... Frequency spectrum analysis, DMM and other power readings all showed that there was no increase in the noise floor, no ground loop or other grounding issues, and the system had not a single issue.

It's so very worth it!
   
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