checkUse An Uninterruptable Power Supply

A UPS acts like a battery source for your computer and peripherals connected to it. In the event of a power outage or surge, the power supply maintains the needed voltage to keep your computer from shutting down improperly (See improper shutdown section to learn more). This gives you time to save any documents you may have been working on, and shut down Windows correctly. They are also much better at surge protection that any power-strip that you may be using currently to power your computer, monitor, printer, etc. Another benefit of a UPS is that it maintains a more stable voltage to your computer which allows components to last longer.

Don't Be Sorry...Keep Your PC Protected!

It's much better to spend $100 on a decent UPS and save money in the long run if your computer shorts out from an electrical surge.