So, I live in an older house. My current computer has happily plugged into a surge protector, which in turn plugged into a 3 prong adapter into the two pronged outlet for 8+ years. The surge protector never complained, but finally died recently.
I got a new surge protector, and any time I plug it in, it screams and its LED for "wiring fault" is lit up. I assume that is because there's no ground?
Anyway, I wish to purchase a new computer soon (desktop), and it's likely it will be a very high-end machine since I'm a software engineer and computer scientist. I'd like to have some measure of protection for my computer, but also I'd like to avoid spending $8,000 - $15,000 getting my house ripped apart and new wiring everywhere.
I've heard GFCI outlets are a possible workaround? But I've also read people saying surge protectors don't like these outlets either... I feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
I would appreciate any suggestions, constructive comments, etc. from those familiar with such situations.