is it worth it? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-20-2004, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 769
Default is it worth it?

is investing in a good surge protector for my pc worth it?
__________________

compy is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 155
Default

Oh hell yes! Surge protectors aren't that expensive and then you will definatley be thankful when a power spike comes through and doesn't burn out you computer. IMO it's very worth it!
__________________

wannabe_hacker is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 769
Default

k, i'll go google and see if i can't get some answers in this. if i don't get any i'll post my quesitons up here.
compy is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 12:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 155
Default

You can get a below average SP for around 10-15 bucks. If you are willing to spend a little more, then go ahead and get a good one. The good ones are usually priced around 30-40 bucks. I wouldn't spend more than 50 bucks on an SP though. Look at it this way, you spend 40 bucks now and you could possibly save your $1500 investment (or how ever much your comp costs) when lightning strikes down the road.
wannabe_hacker is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 12:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 769
Default

well, i just read that surge protectors don't protect the hight voltage of lightning. surges it protects are those from like house hold appliances like ice boxes and ac's that require motors to switch over wich needs a power jump...surge protectors can only protect to a certain degree, depends on how many volts your sp can handle and lightnig strikes are just toooooo powerful. this was mentioned some what in a post on lighting hiting a guys computer, it's like in the 2nd page of this forum.
compy is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 12:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 155
Default

Yes it's true, there is a max. amount of voltage it can handle Basically what the SP could do for you is supress the amount of voltage the appliances hooked up to it recieve. I would still say it's worth it, but hey, it's up to you. Good luck with your decision!
wannabe_hacker is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 12:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 769
Default

oh yeah, i'm going to get one for sure! i'll just unplug during a lightning storm.
compy is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 12:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,714
Default

definetely . . .

i had a $40 surge protector . . .

though it got fried during a storm . . . my printer/speakers/computer/keyboard&mouse/everything else were fine!
__________________
<SMALL><font color=\"blue\">Desktop
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester @ 2000MHz
MSI K8N Neo4 nForce4 Ultra
ThermalTake Tsunami Dream Black w/ Side Window
Antec Neopower 480W
Maxtor 250GB SATA + Seagate 200GB SATA
Patriot 2GB (2x1024) PC3200
NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW
Dell 2005FPw 20.1\" Widescreen LCD
ATi Radeon x800XT
-----------
Avatar - Infiniti G35
</font>
koldapu is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 01:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 492
Send a message via AIM to ThePCmaN
Default

maybe thats something everyone should invest in.. might save us all alot of cash some day.. lol
__________________
<center>
<font color =\"blue\"><b><u>
AmD > Intel</u></b></font>
</center>
ThePCmaN is offline  
Old 07-20-2004, 01:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,714
Default

at least get A surge protector . . .

some idiot person i know plugged his comp STRAIGHT into the wall . . .

and he doesnt even use a firewall or virusscan . . .

its like he WANTS his comp to fail!
__________________

__________________
<SMALL><font color=\"blue\">Desktop
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester @ 2000MHz
MSI K8N Neo4 nForce4 Ultra
ThermalTake Tsunami Dream Black w/ Side Window
Antec Neopower 480W
Maxtor 250GB SATA + Seagate 200GB SATA
Patriot 2GB (2x1024) PC3200
NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW
Dell 2005FPw 20.1\" Widescreen LCD
ATi Radeon x800XT
-----------
Avatar - Infiniti G35
</font>
koldapu is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.