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UPS Advice

RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
So the computer I built for my family died, in much the same mysterious manner as the one my mother's did. working fine and then dead one day. A friend drove me and the one I built over to Geek squad and they said the motherboard was probably dead due to a power surge.

Appearently, if the power dies and then comes back on quick enough, the power surge can hit the computer before the surge protector has a chance to actually, you know, PROTECT!

So I need to replace two motherboards and get a UPS or two in the future.

So while i deal with the fact that a power surge is an act of god and most likely not covered by my warranty, i need to buy a UPS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102044

This is my first choice, anyone got some better choices for a slim budget? I could go up to $100 for a small home office but would prefer something beneath $50.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Wow. I bought my cyberpower UPS for like 40 bucks at Best Buy. It worked fine until about 4 years later when it just started giving an error code. They told me to send it in and I got a newer model replacement which lasted another 4 years.

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  • 1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So while i deal with the fact that a power surge is an act of god and most likely not covered by my warranty, i need to buy a UPS.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102044

    This is my first choice, anyone got some better choices for a slim budget? I could go up to $100 for a small home office but would prefer something beneath $50.

    Wait, you mean the warranty on the surge protector (and thus, your equipment) or the warranty on the PC?

    If a surge protector company calls a power surge an act of god, you basically get no equipment protection.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    1ddqd wrote: »
    So while i deal with the fact that a power surge is an act of god and most likely not covered by my warranty, i need to buy a UPS.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102044

    This is my first choice, anyone got some better choices for a slim budget? I could go up to $100 for a small home office but would prefer something beneath $50.

    Wait, you mean the warranty on the surge protector (and thus, your equipment) or the warranty on the PC?

    If a surge protector company calls a power surge an act of god, you basically get no equipment protection.

    Yeah, actually when I worked at Best Buy the extended warranties (don't even start) had a clause in there that if something were to break due to: Heat, Dust, or acts of God... It will be covered.

    Odd that they had that.

    But seriously I have that unit exactly, and has lasted me about 3 years (maybe longer) and went through a TON of lightning storms. So the one you're looking at is a good choice.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The warranty was for the motherboard and it didn't cover this act of God.

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