Hi all. I recently moved into a new building with terrible electricity. Having blown out power supplies in old computers due to much less obvious wiring issues, I'm scared to set up my machine here, and I want to get a UPS for the sole purpose of filtering the dirty electricity. The more I read about UPSs and watts vs VAs, the more confused I get. Also... money is a massive consideration - I'm living paycheck to paycheck after the move, and I need the computer for work, so every penny counts.
My machine was mid-high range when I got it 4 years ago. Power Supply is 450W. 2 bargain bin Seagate 1TB HDs. Graphics Card is a Radeon 4800 series. Obviously, I game. I do some video and photo editing, and I multi-task. Please let me know what I should be looking for, should beware of, and what $$ range I should stick to. Help me Oh-bleeping Wan computer forums, you're my only hope.