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Power Supply Protection

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March 10, 2012 2:00:57 AM

Hi, i have a 700w power supply in my computer that i recently installed because the last one short circuited. Thank god none of the other internal components failed. Is there like a surge protector or something that will protect my pc from any damage from psu failure. Like an auto shut down feature or reserve power. And i need it to be low price. I live next to a bestbuy, radioshack, and target. If you can find anything from there it would be nice.
a c 667 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 2:38:14 AM

A quality PSU today has all the protection built in so it does not damage other components. A surge protector will protect the PSU from fluctuation from the wall. What PSU do you have?
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March 10, 2012 2:56:20 AM

i have an ArcTic 700w power supply from ibuypower so its pretty low quality.
a c 667 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 2:57:14 AM

Yep get a surge protector!
March 10, 2012 3:01:24 AM

Remember my last psu blew out. I use my pc A LOT! So should i get a new psu or a uninterrupted power supply
March 10, 2012 3:04:43 AM

I also use my ps3

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a c 273 ) Power supply
March 10, 2012 3:10:13 AM

First thing!
Buy a decent surge protector regardless.
You don't need a UPS because a better quality psu is a better investment when you're ready to upgrade your current unit.
March 17, 2012 12:01:35 AM

Best answer selected by Jer1729.