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Which power protection is best for my new build?

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September 13, 2012 2:33:53 PM

ok, so i've almost finished coming up with everything i will need for my new build. Now, i just need to know which surge suppressor is going to have a high enough watt output capacity and a high enough AC joule suppression for this PSU: Thermaltake 1500W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

and yes, this power supply is needed for what im building, i've already looked into it. Thanks for replying

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September 13, 2012 2:51:15 PM

Do you only plan to plug the PC in or also monitors and other stuff?
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September 13, 2012 2:56:30 PM

you should be only using a 1250w psu.

as for power protection, UPS is the best one.
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September 13, 2012 4:16:20 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Do you only plan to plug the PC in or also monitors and other stuff?


i plan to plug in my rig, 3 monitors, and maybe a couple other things later on.
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September 13, 2012 4:18:39 PM

TheBigTroll said:
you should be only using a 1250w psu.

as for power protection, UPS is the best one.


i said "power protection", not a power supply.

power protection = surge suppressor ( i need this to plug my PSU into)
power supply = PSU/UPS ( i already have this)

oh, but you're saying that if i use a UPS, then it won't matter if the power goes out because the UPS will keep the computer running long enough to shut it off safely. but i still would rather just use a surge suppressor (if the power goes out it goes out) but i still don't see what power going out has to do with a surge, even if the UPS keeps the rig's power on, the surge will still destroy my rig.
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September 13, 2012 4:19:00 PM

TheBigTroll said:
you should be only using a 1250w psu.

as for power protection, UPS is the best one.


i said "power protection", not a power supply.

power protection = surge suppressor ( i need this to plug my PSU into)
power supply = PSU/UPS ( i already have this)

oh, but you're saying that if i use a UPS, then it won't matter if the power goes out because the UPS will keep the computer running long enough to shut it off safely. but i still would rather just use a surge suppressor (if the power goes out it goes out) but i still don't see what power going out has to do with a surge, even if the UPS keeps the rig's power on, the surge will still destroy my rig.
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September 13, 2012 4:53:17 PM

a UPS is a battery backup and a surge protector in one. just that one is smaller and one is bigger.

if there is a surge, the UPS will just eat it up and will protect the pc
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September 13, 2012 5:07:06 PM

Yep, all good UPS are also good surge protectors.
On the downside UPS consume electricity on their own even when they are sitting idle. (about 15W)
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September 13, 2012 5:23:02 PM

but you do get more protection (quite a bit more)
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September 13, 2012 5:51:18 PM

TheBigTroll said:
a UPS is a battery backup and a surge protector in one. just that one is smaller and one is bigger.

if there is a surge, the UPS will just eat it up and will protect the pc


Kursun said:
Yep, all good UPS are also good surge protectors.
On the downside UPS consume electricity on their own even when they are sitting idle. (about 15W)


TheBigTroll said:
but you do get more protection (quite a bit more)



oh, i see. sounds like a sweet deal. im not worried about the extra 15W and i would get more protection. i think i'll just get a UPS then. thanks guys.

can either of you recommend a high quality one that has a high enough watt, voltage, and amp output to power the PSU i described, 3 of these monitors --> ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 (ASCR), and then have some power left in case i ever hook anything else up to it.

will i need anything to hook the UPS up or not?

edit: i would rather not pay out 600 bucks to get a 1650 watt UPS. if there aren't any 1600 watt or higher UPS's for less than 150 bucks, then can you recommend a good surge suppressor (less than 150 bucks) that has a watt output capacity of at least 1600 watts.
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September 13, 2012 7:51:38 PM

can someone please recommend a good surge suppressor (less than 150 bucks) that has a watt output capacity of at least 1600 watts?
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September 13, 2012 8:08:18 PM

The Belkin is just a basic unit while that seems a bit further engineered. It's not just about bigger numbers :p 
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September 13, 2012 8:16:52 PM

ok, so can you recommend a higher quality surge protector? i gave you a $150 limit, lol, and it needs at least 1600 watts of output capactiy.
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September 13, 2012 9:31:49 PM

I don't see anything wrong with the Belkin unit. Do you feel you some special functionality?
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September 13, 2012 10:25:41 PM

i just want something that is going to last long and never give me a moments trouble and i just don't see how something that cheap could do that. but if you say it will, then i'll try it.

and why does it say it is 125V, if the most someone can pull from a standard U.S. outlet is 120V?

also, is it normal to have 20 amp outlets? cause everything i read says that the U.S. standard outlet has a max of 15 amps, but i looked at my breaker box, and all the breakers are (except for a couple, which are rated higher) 20 amp breakers.
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September 13, 2012 11:15:32 PM

20a should be about as much as you can draw from a wall socket. with your rig, id doubt you actually draw more than 1500w from the wall socket so id say its safe
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September 14, 2012 6:12:02 AM

L1ghtF00t said:
i just want something that is going to last long and never give me a moments trouble and i just don't see how something that cheap could do that. but if you say it will, then i'll try it.

and why does it say it is 125V, if the most someone can pull from a standard U.S. outlet is 120V?

also, is it normal to have 20 amp outlets? cause everything i read says that the U.S. standard outlet has a max of 15 amps, but i looked at my breaker box, and all the breakers are (except for a couple, which are rated higher) 20 amp breakers.

No idea, I'm in Europe and I have 10 A and 16 A, 220 V.
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