APC makes the best UPS's hands down. Powercom makes some good bang/buck ones. And you can sometimes find a decent one from another brand.
Thanks for the advice, what i meant by cheap was that i knew there had to be a range of good sure protectors and I wanted to know the least expensive one that would do a good job.
I am under the impression that a UPS is mainly if the power goes out and you want you computer to keep going for a certain amount of time. I have no use for that. I just care about my machine being safe is all. But at the same time I dont want my 1k system to get damaged for not spending an extra 10 or 20 dollars.
I like the one you recommended, has good reviews. Any others I should consider?