Surge protector/battery BU/pure sine Which?
For a household/small business system what is a reasonable protection for the computer and peripherals?
Does a 'surge protector' work for anything besides a lightning strike or other such event?
A battery backup/surge protector seems like a reasonable item to have (I have one now, but it's days are numbered...) but I wonder if I would not be better served with a more expensive 'Pure Sine' model. ...or is it all a waste of money?
Where I live we don't really have problems with the power grid, but we have storms/lightining sometimes. I just don't know what I REALLY need... minus marketing hype.
DESK: i5 2500K, Giga Z68MA-D2H-B3, 212 Evo, 840Pro 256GB, 2TB Seagate, 2x 4GB Samsung RAM, EVGA GTX760SC ACX, SeaSonic M12ii 620w, Define Mini, W7
GAME: i5 2500K, ASUS Z68 MIVG-Z, 212+ P/P, M550 512GB, HyperX 128GB, 2x 4GB Team RAM, (EVGA GTX970SSC ACX2), Corsair TX750v2, Fractal Arc Mini, W8.1
HTPC: i3 2100, Giga B75M-D3H, M500 120GB, 3 x 3TB HDD, 2x 2GB Nanya RAM, Diamond HD6450, Corsair CX430v2, Fractal Define Mini, W7, WMC/MB