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February 2, 2011 1:07:13 AM

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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February 2, 2011 1:09:39 AM

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?
February 2, 2011 1:17:50 AM

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.
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February 2, 2011 3:34:16 AM

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.
February 2, 2011 5:11:47 AM

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.
February 2, 2011 6:51:34 AM

I have two of these one for my AV equipment and one for my computer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.

February 2, 2011 7:15:53 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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.

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February 2, 2011 11:19:59 AM
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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-Ethern...

How good will this one be?

Should be fine i actually have my A/V system plugged into one.
February 2, 2011 11:21:05 PM

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