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February 11, 2011 1:11:16 AM

Can someone help me find a Surge Protector or UPS?

I don't want to spend much, I don't really need a UPS, but I want to make sure the power coming from my wall doesn't kill my PSU for a 3rd time.

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February 11, 2011 1:18:07 AM
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February 11, 2011 1:21:15 AM

Don't know how to tell which is better, but I would think the one that is more expensive is, since it has more Joules. I take it either one should suffice?
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February 11, 2011 1:22:32 AM

What PSUs have you been using? A good one should have good enough transient filtering to not need to worry about whats coming in, active PFC also helps especially if the voltage is swinging outside the nominal range. A good power strip with surge suppression will usually contain a line filter to help clean out some of the dirty power.

What part of the world do you live in and how is the power in your area?
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February 11, 2011 1:28:41 AM

First PSU: OCZ 600w StealthXstream ( OCZ600SXS )

When RMAd they gave me
OCZ 700w StealthXstream ( OCZ700SXS ).

It's currently under going RMA.

I live in Oklahoma, in a 12 Unit Apartment Building. There's 6 on one side, and 6 on other side of building. I'm in bottom middle.

Don't really know how to tell how the power is, I just don't want to lose another PSU. The PSU, both times, made a very loud popping sound.

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February 11, 2011 2:49:00 AM

trickynick said:
First PSU: OCZ 600w StealthXstream ( OCZ600SXS )

When RMAd they gave me
OCZ 700w StealthXstream ( OCZ700SXS ).

It's currently under going RMA.

I live in Oklahoma, in a 12 Unit Apartment Building. There's 6 on one side, and 6 on other side of building. I'm in bottom middle.

Don't really know how to tell how the power is, I just don't want to lose another PSU. The PSU, both times, made a very loud popping sound.

The original Stealth's have a reputation for doing what you've described.
I would ask for a StealthXtreme2 600W which apparently is much better and the improved version.
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February 11, 2011 4:47:44 PM

Best answer selected by trickynick.
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February 12, 2011 12:15:35 PM

Davcon, check this out:
1x OCZ700SXS being replaced with OCZ700SXS2

They are upgrading me to the Stealth II 700w. I will have it on Wed and my parts from newegg arrive on Tuesday. Wooo hooo. 1 day apart.
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February 13, 2011 2:16:19 PM

trickynick said:
Davcon, check this out:
1x OCZ700SXS being replaced with OCZ700SXS2

They are upgrading me to the Stealth II 700w. I will have it on Wed and my parts from newegg arrive on Tuesday. Wooo hooo. 1 day apart.

Nice! hopefully you have better luck.
I have an OZC ModXtreme 600W and it's been great.
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