Question Don't have a UPS :(

Apr 30, 2019
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I have a gaming PC, but in our country power cut is a common thing. I am not planning on to buy a UPS anytime soon. So, does this sudden powering off causes any sort of damages to my PC components?
 

kanewolf

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The biggest risk is corruption of the file system on your HDD. If a power outage happens when a disk write is in process it could be corrupted.
Make sure you have good backups and can restore your entire system from them.
 
Maybe look for a relatively low-end UPS? It doesn't have to keep your PC up and running for any extended length of time, just enough to to smooth out brief power blinks, brown-out conditions and provide a few minutes for the system to shut down in the event of an extended outage.

I don't know how pricing is where you are, but there are a number available online here for around $50-$70 that would likely be good enough to handle that for most systems.
 

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