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marcoscandella 1 month ago

Is it ok to plug my PC Into a power strip with surge protection? Or do I have to plug it directly into the wall? I'm using an EVGA 750 GQ power supply and my PC is running i7 8700k, gtx 1070 8gb, 16gb RAM 3000mhz. I've seen people using power strips but still by 100% sure and I don't wanna **** up my new computer

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diypartsjoy 1 Build 4 points 1 month ago

You are actually SUPPOSED to use a surge protector. NEVER plug a power supply for a PC directly in a wall. Always use a surge protector.

marcoscandella submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Is there any specific one you'd recommend? Or can it be any? Thanks

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

It depends on what you would be willing to spend on a surge protector. Here is a list of the best surge protectors you can buy.


TheShadowGuy 1 point 1 month ago

The link diypartsjoy provided has some good models on there. I use various APC SurgeArrest models for all my major electronics, personally, but I've seen the Belkin one go for pretty cheap recently. Cheap enough that I've thought of picking up one or two as spares if any of mine stop protecting.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

My dad likes APC a lot, too.

bucketofcrud12 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I never use surge protectors myself, though supposedly you should use them. I've simply never had any issues. The truth is that most modern power supplies have built-in surge protection of some kind, though depending on the PSU, it may not be as well-rounded as a standalone surge protector.