[SOLVED] Quality UPS/SP Combo, or stick with Surge Protectors?

Phaaze88

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It's time to replace my current surge protector: https://www.newegg.com/tripp-lite-isobar8ultra-8-outlets-nema-5-15r/p/N82E16812120523?Item=N82E16812120523
Are there any reliable UPS/Surge Protector combos out there? Outervision calculator says I would need at least a 1300VA model.
Or should I just stick with only the surge protector?
I live in the southern US(LA), where hurricanes, T-storms, etc., are kinda the norm.
That's a damn top notch surge strip there. I take it the diagnostic LED says it's kaput?

A UPS isn't going to give you better protection. It's simply going to keep the PC running if the power goes out.

If you're worried about brownouts, you can get an AVR like the Tripp-Lite LC1200 Line Conditioner. It boosts low voltages and bucks high voltages. But, to be fair, a good quality PSU in your rig can handle a wide range of line voltages. But that might not be true of other equipment you have plugged in (i.e. printer, USB hub, monitors, etc.)
 

Phaaze88

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That's a damn top notch surge strip there. I take it the diagnostic LED says it's kaput?
Correct, that LED is indeed out. If had the unit for almost 3 years.
A UPS isn't going to give you better protection. It's simply going to keep the PC running if the power goes out.
I didn't believe it would, but knowing it would allow me some time to properly shut down the PC - a QoL factor, if you will.
If you're worried about brownouts, you can get an AVR like the Tripp-Lite LC1200 Line Conditioner. It boosts low voltages and bucks high voltages. But, to be fair, a good quality PSU in your rig can handle a wide range of line voltages. But that might not be true of other equipment you have plugged in (i.e. printer, USB hub, monitors, etc.)
I will take a look at that, thanks. I do have 2 monitors and a printer.
This is what I currently have: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/shNQzy (printer isn't listed, but it's an HP Photosmart C7280 AIO)
 

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