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Surge protector for gaming PC

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
December 7, 2017 12:09:41 PM

I have a gaming PC that has an EVGA P2 750 watt powersupply and recently my surge protector has gone bad. I want to order one online and want to know what to buy.

I've seen a few nicely reviewed 30 dollar tripp-lite surge protectors... will that be good for a gaming PC?

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December 7, 2017 12:26:17 PM

Computers Taste Like Metal said:
I have a gaming PC that has an EVGA P2 750 watt powersupply and recently my surge protector has gone bad. I want to order one online and want to know what to buy.

I've seen a few nicely reviewed 30 dollar tripp-lite surge protectors... will that be good for a gaming PC?

Tripp-Lite, APC and CyberPower are good choices.
Make sure that anything you buy has a "Protection Active" light so you can tell when it dies.

However . . .
Surge protectors are not adequate for any PC, gaming or otherwise.
What you want is an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
One to meet your needed Watts will be expensive, probably $100 or more.
I use 2 smaller ones. One for my PC only and another for everything else.

APC Back-UPS Pro 1000VA UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector (BR1000G) - $122
Beware that UPS's are rated in VoltAmps not Watts 1000VA = 600W. That's confusing.
Hopefully your 750W PSU never pulls 600W. My 700W PSU pulls 400W max.
If you want to plug your other stuff in too you may need a bigger one.

The best thing about owning a UPS is they usually come with $100,000 insurance.
If anything you have plugged into one is zapped, the manufacturer will pay for up to $100,000 to replace it.
That is true protection!

https://www.amazon.com/APC-Back-UPS-Battery-Protector-B...

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