Solved First build Tags: Build How To Systems Last response: January 4, 2011 9:18 PM in Systems Share Big Dan December 16, 2010 7:14:58 PM Hello,newbie here with first build up and running and am trying to understand surge protection betterand how to decide what I need before I let the blue smoke out More about : build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution christop December 16, 2010 8:02:54 PM Get a good power strip. Not a 10 dollar one and you should be good. | Report abuse Big Dan December 16, 2010 8:15:36 PM christop said:Get a good power strip. Not a 10 dollar one and you should be good. thanks for the reply joules ,watts,? what the heck i'm not to sure what to look at | Report abuse Big Dan January 4, 2011 9:18:20 PM Best answer selected by Big Dan. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>First build> Related ressources: ForumBlack screen, no beeps first build - ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ForumFirst gaming pc build ForumFirst gaming pc build ForumFirst Build ForumFirst Build ForumFirst build , seeking advice and comments ForumFirst HTPC build ForumMy first build ForumFirst Time Build : Inputs and Thoughts Please! ForumFirst Build - $400-$450 ForumFirst build , any tips/part recommendations? ForumFirst PC gaming build , ForumFirst computer build ForumFirst Build Suggestions ForumMy First Custom Build ...Hoping For Confirmation and Suggestions ForumMaking a first time build , any last advice? ForumFirst Time Gaming Rig Build Advice ForumFirst Build Compatibility Check Please ForumFirst Build - $550 ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !