Originally Posted by redxmaverick
He was giving a real life example of the benefit of a longer "hold up time". Truck hit an electric pole which caused a quick few millisecond outage. His quality power supply was able to hold up the power within those few milliseconds; within enough time for the AC to kick back so his computer never shutdown but his friend's el-cheapo power supply shutdown. It wasn't a power surge.
But yes. Plug your PSU into a surge protector.
Yes, I get that. My message is the same as yours, plug your PSU into a surge protector no matter the quality of your PSU. I live in FL, on the coast and I constantly experience power outages. I have an EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850, a very high end PSU. Even though the hold up time is better than most, it still doesn't prevent me from losing power, it happens. It is plugged into a surge protect and even when I lose power, I never have any problems with my computer running slower or anything.