1. Is there ever a situation where a PSU can be too much? Right now I'm looking at a 750w PSU because at some point in the future, I may want to have an SLI set up, but I may only have 1 GPU for the time being.
2. Is it bad to plug a PSU into a surge protector? I pretty much always use a surge protector because where I live, there is an abundance of rock in the ground, which according to my power company, means that it is harder to ground the surges.
My concerns are the reviews it has received on newegg. I understand that the motivation is higher If anyone can personally vouch for this PSU or recommend a better PSU in the sub $80 range, I would appreciate it.
1. Yes, a very powerful PSU paired with a very low power rig may be very inefficient and waste electricity... but since you aren't using much power to start, the wastage is minimal. Some PSUs have actually performed poorly at low power... but this is not usually an issue with modern PSUs.
2. No. A surge protector will not really take the place of a poor ground though.