Just to cut things short .. I plug my iMac on my home to automated voltage regulator, a standard issue just to prevent brown out because I hardly having a blackout, so I thought UPS or surge protector might not be necessary. And yesterday .. I just went to work when I put my iMac to sleep mode and there goes the heavy rain with continuous thunder. My brother was staying at home when a thunder suddenly strike to my home and fried my voltage regulator, the one that being plugged to my iMac (it was on sleep mode, luckily), great huh? Of all voltage regulator on my home, thunder strikes the one on my computer room. Dang there were sparks and smoke coming from my computer room. Well my brother simply unplug from wall-terminal and it stops. However I came home in panic hearing that story and yeah .. actually my $2000+ iMac is still okay, the regulator is fried though. So yes .. I thank God for still have mercy on my hard-earned possession. I don't know if this is just some miracle or what. But I surely don't want it to happen again, so what should I do now? 1. I'm thinking to get myself a UPS, is it necessary? Does all UPS featured with surge or lightning strike protection? Or do I have separate device for those purpose? 2. If so .. what kind of UPS is good for my iMac and all the peripherals? What brand? what type? anything I should look particularly for what I need? I heard Eaton UPS have quite a good reputation, is it true? Please help .. if thunder strikes again, i don't think my iMac would have another chance .. dang I still feel amazed and shocked. So please I need your input here, thank you.