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I apologize in advance if I am posting this in the wrong section.

I want to protect my build, and I am looking for the best surge protector out there with the following qualities: 1) ability to protect my PC from lightning, 2) ability to give me just enough time to properly shut down my computer if the electric goes out and 3) a company that provides a guarantee of reimbursement in case their product doesn't work and lighting fries my components.

I am willing to pay up to $100, but of course would love to find one that's less expensive than this, AS LONG AS it fulfills the above requirements.

Anyone have any experience with a good surge protector that you can recommend? Thanks very much.
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You want a UPS unit. APC is real good. Cyber Power as well.

They protect your PC from surges and have battery back-up. Some even have software that will power down your PC properly if the power goes out..... even when you're not around, it does it itself.

I need one for me too!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...atedMark=False
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You want a UPS unit. APC is real good. Cyber Power as well.

They protect your PC from surges and have battery back-up. Some even have software that will power down your PC properly if the power goes out..... even when you're not around, it does it itself.

I need one for me too!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...atedMark=False
Wow, I had no idea that there was software to be able to do that as well, that is a really great feature! I should mention that I am running a 1200W PSU, i7-950, 580 GTX x 1 (for now). I am hoping the battery will give me at least a minute?
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Anyone have any experience with one, perhaps one of the APC units?
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I have a couple of Cyber Power units that have served me very well for years, and have saved me a couple of times during power outages and brown-outs.

I also have a a Belkin unit that has been reliable as well.
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I have a couple of Cyber Power units that have served me very well for years, and have saved me a couple of times during power outages and brown-outs.

I also have a a Belkin unit that has been reliable as well.
If it's not too much trouble may I have the model numbers on these?
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If it's not too much trouble may I have the model numbers on these?
My Folder and the work table run off a , and my Sig Rig, Monitor and all my main devices run off a Cyber Power PP2200 (link does not want to embed: http://www.antonline.com/p_PP2200SW-GP_288899.htm?sID=GP)

Also, my apologies and a correction. The other unit I have is an APC 350 (not Belkin)
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My Folder and the work table run off a Cyber Power 1500AVR, and my Sig Rig, Monitor and all my main devices run off a Cyber Power PP2200 (link does not want to embed: http://www.antonline.com/p_PP2200SW-...899.htm?sID=GP)

Also, my apologies and a correction. The other unit I have is an APC 350 (not Belkin)
Thanks once again, very much!

I also noticed that you are running a C300. I too have the same SSD (64 gb), running on my SATA III on my Rampage III formula. From my understanding sometimes there are problems with TRIM not working with the Marvell port. Is there any program I can use to test whether TRIM is working? I have already checked in cmd to verify it's enabled, but how can I be sure that it's working? Thanks again.
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I also noticed that you are running a C300. I too have the same SSD (64 gb), running on my SATA III on my Rampage III formula. From my understanding sometimes there are problems with TRIM not working with the Marvell port. Is there any program I can use to test whether TRIM is working? I have already checked in cmd to verify it's enabled, but how can I be sure that it's working? Thanks again.



Here is some information that may prove to be useful.

I am also new to SSD's so I have been muddling my way through the process of familiarizing myself with the new hardware.

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