First, what may seem like a silly question, is the UPS backups. They have these odd diagonal plugs that I wouldn't feel safe unplugging. Would it be ok to put them in a power strip (assuming it'll take 1200 watts)? I know it seems redundant, but feels safer. Second, I accidentally go the P8Z68-v instead of the P8Z68-v Pro. The only difference I've noticed is the Pro has extra ports (mostly for video and SSD), and more onboard sound features, one being Blu-Ray Copy Protection layer or something. What effect would not having this be? Also, it doesn't have surround sound. Does that mean that any sound in games would sound the same no matter which way it's coming from? (i.e., left or right) Even still, I can always buy a dedicated sound card (which was my original intent, anyway, but wanted to see what the onboard sound was like after hearing it's pretty decent). So, any sound card recommendations? Creative Labs x-Fi?