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Which PSU

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#1
Ok usually i'm pretty good about what PC components to buy, but since i now need a PSU (which finally convinced me to get an external backup hd) i'd like some feed back on which one i should get. These are what i've narrowed it down to. These should be fine if I added another hard drive to my system too right?

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16817341012

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16817256027

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16817256008

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16817139004

If you have other suggestions i'm open to them, but please try to keep it under 100 bucks. Students aren't loaded (least i'm not!).
 

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#2
all of them are excellent psu's! great taste in psu's!

but for this, corsair is the way to go.
 
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Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 Windsor @ 2.81 (Artic Cooling Freezer 64)
Motherboard ECS Black 780G
Cooling 4 case fans, AC 64 Pro on Proc.
Memory 2 GB Kingston Ram
Video Card(s) Diamond Radeon 3850 stock (OC 740/930)
Storage 250 GB Segate SATA 2, 160 Samsung
Display(s) BenQ T705 17", SynchMaster 19"
Case generic
Audio Device(s) Something that makes sounds...by IDT
Power Supply 550W Corsair
Software XP Pro
Benchmark Scores 13000 3DM05
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haha thanks. i'm pretty sure i've learned my PSU lesson now. little late but whatever right? should have put as much research into PSU's back when i built my PC as I did everything else.
 

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Cooling Thermaltake Blue Orb-- bunch of other fans here and there....
Memory 2 gigs (2x1gb) of patriot ddr2 800 @ 4-4-4-12-2t
Video Card(s) Sapphire X1950pro Pci-E x16 @stock@stock on stock
Storage Seagate 7200.11 250gb Drive, WD raptors (30/40) in Raid 0
Display(s) ANCIENT 15" sony lcd, bought it when it was like 500 bucks
Case Apevia X-plorer blue/black
Audio Device(s) Onboard- Why get an sound card when you can hum??
Power Supply Antec NeoHe 550-manufactured by seasonic -replacement to the discontinued smart power series
Software Windows XP pro SP2 -- vista is still crap
#4
psu's are one of the THE most vital parts of your system.. a bad psu can take down your system when it dies.. and its important to make sure you have a good one built by a top notch oem so that you can be ensured reliability, efficency, and a great amount of power!
 

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Better late than never, good choice.