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Help Pick a Surge Protector

Hi Folks,

I'm trying to find a good power protector/surge protector/etc so I don't lose my PSU again. I'm undergoing a 2nd :cry: RMA for the same problem. It popped and I can only think due to a power surge or something.

Can anyone recommend a good one or some brand names or something so I can try & do some research on them?

Thanks for your time.
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  1. What brand power supply was it? I have seen people RMA4 or 5 cheapo no name brands before they got one to work. Also what is your full configuration?
  2. It's an OCZ StealthXstream 700 Watt (although it was 600 when purchased, they upgraded me to the 700 when I did the first RMA).

    I will list what is certain about my system.

    Video Card: HD 5770
    Power Supply, if what the RMA page says is true, it's being replaced with an OCZ700SXS

    That's all I can list that is certain. My current system will be changing so won't list them as I am going to be getting better Mobo,CPU, RAM & case.

    I was going to get Sandy Bridge, but since they are no longer on the market right now, I don't know what I'll be getting.
  3. The OZC original Stealths were not that good obviously!
    I've heard the StealthII's are much improved.
    Personally i use a 600W ModXtreme and it's been great for about 1 yr.
    The Fatality 550W is good too.
    However i can understand if you never want to see another OZC psu in your life.
    Btw i use a Cyberpower ups and they come in various models to suit your power requirements.
    Mine has been great so far.
  4. The people in TH's PSU forums said its due to something on my end. Not really looking for a UPS though, as when power goes out 95% of the time I'm not home.

    I'll probably p/u another psu for backup. Probably a better OCZ or other good brand.
  5. I use a couple of these VR's with my systems. No so much to protect the PSU, but to insure the components are properly volted and regulated. They have worked well on my HTPC and main system for nearly a year now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842107125
  6. I have two of these one for my AV equipment and one for my computer.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120404

    I live on the jersey coast and we have lots of wind and get some really bad lightning storm in the summer. I have actually had both of these protectors trip once this past summer in the middle of a storm. The storm took out two TVs and 3 cable boxes but all the equipment plugged into these strips had no problems.


    I see no reason to spend more then $20 on a surge suppressor its nothing high tech going on really.
  7. saaiello said:
    I have two of these one for my AV equipment and one for my computer.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120404

    I live on the jersey coast and we have lots of wind and get some really bad lightning storm in the summer. I have actually had both of these protectors trip once this past summer in the middle of a storm. The storm took out two TVs and 3 cable boxes but all the equipment plugged into these strips had no problems.


    I see no reason to spend more then $20 on a surge suppressor its nothing high tech going on really.


    What about this one?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812102407

    It's cheaper than the one you picked (if you take shipping into account), but looks like it protects better. Now, I could be wrong as I have no idea how to really select these things.
  8. I didn't look on newegg for this one yet, but I'm sure they probably have it.
    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-12-Outlet-Protector-Ethernet-Protection/dp/tech-data/B000HPX46U/ref=de_a_smtd

    How good will this one be?
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    trickynick said:
    I didn't look on newegg for this one yet, but I'm sure they probably have it.
    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-12-Outlet-Protector-Ethernet-Protection/dp/tech-data/B000HPX46U/ref=de_a_smtd

    How good will this one be?

    Should be fine i actually have my A/V system plugged into one.
  10. Best answer selected by TrickyNick.
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