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    Nothing but my computer and a monitor would be plugged into the ups.
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    Well I don't know about your monitor but mine is 95 watts. But I guess unless your using all of the PSUs 850 watts there might not be a problem

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    Anybody know if this would work. Doesn't specify how many watts if can handle.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812541004
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    Most UPS power backups have software that shuts your computer down in a power fail situation. This is automatic and requires no intervention from you. So you put your PC on the backup and make sure that the software is installed. The backup has enough ass to keep the PC on long enough to shut down properly. You don't need the monitor plugged into it.

    As to lightning strikes, I use a whole house surge suppressor to protect my stuff. I'm in an area where we get lightning many, many times per year.

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    It's not power outages and severe spikes that I'm dealing with. I live in an old house with bad wiring so whenever the oven or dishwasher. etc. kicks on power sages everywhere else. What I need is something that will condition to power to my systems. This looks interesting: Newegg.com - TRIPP LITE LC1200 Line Conditioner / AVR System.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Anybody know if this would work. Doesn't specify how many watts if can handle.

    Newegg.com - OPTI-UPS SS2000 6 Outlets Home AVR Series Automatic Voltage Regulator
    Here's a good read for you and had researched this company in the past.

    Very good reputation and will probably get a Tripp Lite when able.
    Also look for a good warrantee as to a problem.
    Hardware protection as to failure.

    Tripp Lite : UPS Buying Guide, What is a Power System

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    Do you know if your house has proper grounding in the house electrical??
    My friend's old house (built in the 1900's) had really old wiring, But he had allot of weird power surges and sometimes it would make some of the electically equipment in his house act up...

    Regarding the Voltage regulator you linked, I've seen them before but don't know if they really work.

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    Not sure. I'm not much of an electrician. Wouldn't surprise me if there are major issues. My office is in an addition to the house and its a rental. We're thinking about buying something this summer so I'm not putting too much effort into this place.

    I just ordered a couple of these for only $40 with free shipping. They are rated to handle up to 1000W and have okay reviews on Amazon. I'm going to put one on each PC and see if it helps. If they don't work, I can always return them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Not sure. I'm not much of an electrician. Wouldn't surprise me if there are major issues. My office is in an addition to the house and its a rental. We're thinking about buying something this summer so I'm not putting too much effort into this place.

    I just ordered a couple of these for only $40 with free shipping. They are rated to handle up to 1000W and have okay reviews on Amazon. I'm going to put one on each PC and see if it helps. If they don't work, I can always return them.

    Newegg.com - OPTI-UPS SS2000 6 Outlets Home AVR Series Automatic Voltage Regulator
    All these help but in the case of lighting,

    If you get a direct strike nothing is going to help and be nice having the warrantee on your equipment with the more expensive ones.
    AMPS are what kills

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Not sure. I'm not much of an electrician. Wouldn't surprise me if there are major issues. My office is in an addition to the house and its a rental. We're thinking about buying something this summer so I'm not putting too much effort into this place.

    I just ordered a couple of these for only $40 with free shipping. They are rated to handle up to 1000W and have okay reviews on Amazon. I'm going to put one on each PC and see if it helps. If they don't work, I can always return them.

    Newegg.com - OPTI-UPS SS2000 6 Outlets Home AVR Series Automatic Voltage Regulator
    Nice!! let us know how you like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    All these help but in the case of lighting,

    If you get a direct strike nothing is going to help and be nice having the warrantee on your equipment with the more expensive ones.
    AMPS are what kills

    Later
    Actually its more like "AMP" cause it only takes one amp to kill you :P In regards to the power conditioner the one I referenced earlier is almost good enough filter out the noise from a commuter train, it reduces it to a low buzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    All these help but in the case of lighting,

    If you get a direct strike nothing is going to help and be nice having the warrantee on your equipment with the more expensive ones.
    AMPS are what kills

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    Fortunately, I don't have much of an issue with lightning strikes, just crappy wiring. One thing I'm wondering is if I can plug one of these into the wall outlet and then plug a power strip into the conditioner for an added layer of protection?

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    Nice!! let us know how you like them.
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    One thing I'm wondering is if I can plug one of these into the wall outlet and then plug a power strip into the conditioner for an added layer of protection?
    Yes but watch your watts.

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    How do I monitor the watts going to my system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Yes but watch your watts.


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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    How do I monitor the watts going to my system?
    You don't have to constantly monitor it, just add up how many watts each of your components takes and if its less than 1000 watts your good.

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