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Proper protection needed for my pc

Hi guys im planning to build a gaming pc. I live in the philippines which sometimes have bronwouts where the lights would dim for half a sec and rarely blackouts when there is a storm. I would not use my pc during storms. But im worried on what protection i should use as i dont want my pc to be broken. Our sockets dont have the third prong which as far as i know is the grounding. So can you guys help me out, which do i need. Would a surge protector work even if the third prong isnt there? Should i have an AVR or a Surge Protector or a UPS?
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  1. I make my own ground instalation in home! Is not really that hard! Btw, a really good psu would be good... But it could really get expensive!
  2. simple UPS... 500watts should do it. make sure to shut it down if you are going to walk away or the power goes out for more than a minute.
  3. Don Valette said:
    I make my own ground instalation in home! Is not really that hard! Btw, a really good psu would be good... But it could really get expensive!


    I plan on getting a seasonic s12 620w
  4. corroded said:
    simple UPS... 500watts should do it. make sure to shut it down if you are going to walk away or the power goes out for more than a minute.


    WIll this ups also take care of the brownouts and surge if in case it happens?
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    Yeah, a UPS will be the best option. A surge protector will only protect against some large power spikes and will not really help against brownout conditions. Plus, if the power goes out completely, the UPS can keep the system running for a few minutes or more on battery power, giving you a chance to save your work/progress, and power down the system properly. Many UPS models will also include a USB connection that can notify the system to automatically power itself down in the event of an outage, if you're not around to do it yourself.
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