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August 25, 2013 9:28:03 PM

Hello everyone, my villa suffers from electricity fluctuation's which resulted into two of my PSU's blowing off/short circuiting. Though the PSU was of a local brand i guess it's a matter of concern. Right now i have a new system with fairly mid budget equipment's,and my PSU: corsair cx500 builder series

My query is that what equipment should i get to make sure those electricity fluctuation are nullified, and doesnt affect my new PC. Is it a UPS or stabilizer?

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August 25, 2013 9:47:54 PM

You need a UPS unit. Post your system specs. and we can give you some suggestions as to what works.
Also, are you on 110-120V or 220-240V power.
If you are not in Canada or the U.S. advise so we can find equipment at sellers that you can use.
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August 25, 2013 9:51:52 PM

I have the same problem as you with power brown outs. I opted to get a line conditioner from Tripp lite. The one I got wasn't cheap, but neither were the power supplies I was burning up. Here is the one I purchased: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA25V...

I have a lot of hardware, so I'm sure you can find one smaller for you purpose.
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August 25, 2013 9:55:55 PM

If you are suffering from simple but wild fluctuations in voltage, I will suggest the use of a "Line Conditioner" if suffering from complete power failures, a UPS would seem to be in order
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August 28, 2013 1:48:50 AM

nostall said:
You need a UPS unit. Post your system specs. and we can give you some suggestions as to what works.
Also, are you on 110-120V or 220-240V power.
If you are not in Canada or the U.S. advise so we can find equipment at sellers that you can use.


I'm from India, so our supply type is single phase, which translates to 230V

My specs are:

Processor: i5 3570:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77m-D3H
RAM: G.Skill RipjawsX 2 X 4GB
HDD: WD Blue 320 GB, Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
Graphics Card: Asus gtx 650 ti boost directcu ii oc 2gb
PSU: Corsair cx500 builder series
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August 28, 2013 8:08:28 AM

C12's suggestion is also good if you are not experiencing power loss. I am including a Newegg link for a 220-240V Line Conditioner for your information: I do not know who ships or sell in India but do know that Newegg does Not. This will give you an idea of what to look for over there.
TRIPP LITE LR2000 Line Conditioner / AVR System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Litttle pricey but two or three PSU replacements, not to mention other equipment, might make it a cheaper in the long run.
Second link is Amazon United Kingdom; I believe they do deal in/with India.
It is a good UPS, enough power to run you system for 5-15 minutes in case of a power failure, and it also 'conditions' the power to keep it stable.
APC BR900GI 540 Watts /900 VA,Input 230V /Output 230V, Interface Port DB-9 RS-232, USB Power-Saving Back-UPS Pro 900
http://www.amazon.co.uk/APC-BR900GI-Interface-Power-Sav...

Hope this all helps. Please repost when you make your decision and let us know what you did, we are curious folks here. Also, when satisfied with the responses please close the question/post with a best answer selection.
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