Originally Posted by setishock
Funny you should bring that up. I've been looking at Newegg for a surge strip with a 8 foot cord for my setup.
APC P11VT3 Surge Suppressor - Newegg.com
Right now I have a non surge strip plugged in to my UPS on the surge side for my printer, monitor, and stereo, while the computer is plugged in to the battery back up side.
In your case I'd use the UPS for the computer and get a good surge strip for the home entertainment goodies. You trying to be able to watch TV by candle light?
I actually forgot I'd even asked this, I have a memory like a sieve, I'd not actually heard of a UPS before, it does look good, I'm very tempted, but a wee bit expensive, I think there would be a few upgrades for the computer I'd want before spending that much, I am tempted by a surge protector for now though
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My power supply arrived today, I've just got it set up, I'm happy with the legnth of the wires, as now they're long enough to reach around the back of the motherboard and not being stretched over the graphics card. I also noticed that this had an 8 pin connector for the cpu, my old psu only had a 4 pin connector that I had to plug in in the middle of the 8 pin socket on the motherboard, will this make a difference?