Hi Guys, I have been reading this forum for a while now and its great and very informative. I have a query which I would like to address in my first post. Just recently I built my first PC and I am using Belkin SurgeMaster F9M820UK4M 8 way surge protector. Every time I turn on my PC I use the following procedure: -Turn on the surge protector from the wall socket -Switch on the button on the surge protector -Turn on the PSU (OCZ ModXstream 600W) -Turn on the speakers control pod (Logitech X-210 2.1 Speakers) -Finally turn on my PC When turning off my PC, the procedure is reversed. My brother also uses the same surge protector; however when he needs to turn on his PC he just presses the power button on his case. So he doesn't turn off psu or the surge protector. Now my dillemma is which one is safer method. I am worried that if I keep switching on and off; it might affect the components in my PC in the long run. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks.