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Will my pc fry if the power goes out?

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October 29, 2012 4:48:11 PM

I'm in the hurricane Sandy area and they are expecting my power to go out from a few days to a week. Is it safe for me to be on the computer until my power goes out, because I've heard it can fry your pc?

This is my PSU if it matters:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 29, 2012 6:05:39 PM

Well to be honest its a pretty bad PSU anyway.

If you are worried invest in a UPS that will stop any damage.
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October 29, 2012 6:06:13 PM

Well, Apevia isnt a great manufacturer for power supplies. Though the power supply should have a mechanism to protect the components from surges and whatnot.
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October 29, 2012 6:08:55 PM

Yeah I know it's not a great PSU. I'm only 14 and I had to come up with the money for this build myself so I had to go really cheap.
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October 29, 2012 6:16:34 PM

Play it save. Go read a book.
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October 29, 2012 7:21:39 PM

The PSU is one of the things you want to cheap out on, just for future reference.
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October 29, 2012 7:30:32 PM

^^ I believe Deemo means DON'T want to cheap out on :p  Personally I would just keep it unplugged, you have to decide if it's worth the risk, and it sounds like it isn't to me.
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October 29, 2012 7:32:55 PM

rgd1101 said:
Play it save. Go read a book.


Seconding this. Most PSUs have good over/under protection for current and voltage, essentially built in surge protectors. However, as has been mentioned yours is kinda crummy.
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October 29, 2012 7:38:21 PM


Damage is more likely to occur if the power cycles on and off -- or, when the power comes back on after an extended outage.




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