Surge Protection What to Buy?

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#1 Posted by GamerGal13579 (118 posts) -

Hey Guys,

I am using PC Case Gear to buy my parts. I want a surge protector/power board.

This page has all of the available ones. Could you please check them out and tell me which is the best/suitable.

(http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=15_607)

Thanks,

GamerGal13579

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#2 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

It doesn't really matter, i use some older IBM surge protector for my pc 

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#3 Posted by Blistrax (1071 posts) -

Hey Guys,

I am using PC Case Gear to buy my parts. I want a surge protector/power board.

This page has all of the available ones. Could you please check them out and tell me which is the best/suitable.

(http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=15_607)

Thanks,

GamerGal13579

GamerGal13579
The two UPSs are pretty low wattage. They wouldn't be able to power my rig, for instance, so I couldn't use them. As for the others, I would just get the cheapest one. By the way, I always unplug my computer from power and anything else that makes an electrical connection to the rest of the world whenever there is lightning in the area or whenever there is a power outage. There is no "surge protector" in the world that can compare to that. Surge protectors can only do so much to protect your equipment.
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#4 Posted by GamerGal13579 (118 posts) -

Can't you have "random" power surges???

Without an warning???

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#5 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

Can't you have "random" power surges???

Without an warning???

GamerGal13579

In a first world country, they are rare.  Do to for the most part the power grid is fairly stable. 

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#6 Posted by Blistrax (1071 posts) -

Can't you have "random" power surges???

Without an warning???

GamerGal13579
Sure, I'm not saying there aren't. I have a protected power strip, but I unplug anyway when the situation warrants. The protector is for those rare spikes you get like, for instance, when a car hits a pole. You can't know to unplug for that.