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I'd take a look at this 410W Silencer by PC Power & Cooling. It has a rebate, but it fits in your original budget regardless.

Also, take an additional 20% off w/ promo code "Pcpextra20", ends 12/31.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703014

Or I'd go with this Corsair. Once again, don't mind the rebates.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008

Hope that helps.
The 500W and below Silencers are not as good as their higher powered brethren as they have had some corners cut. They are no better than the Antec Earthwatts which are cheaper before rebates.
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This is for a new 4 GPU folding machine. I don't think I would want to go any less than 500W. Thats a good deal though.
What GPU's are you going to be running?

That Corsair I linked to has a single 12v rail with 30A, which may prove more advantageous to you.
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What GPU's are you going to be running?

That Corsair I linked to has a single 12v rail with 30A, which may prove more advantageous to you.
4x8800GS under full load 24/7.
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4x8800GS under full load 24/7.
Hmm. I'm trying to find out how much power each one of those consumes under full load.

This is the only article I've been able to find so far, and if it's accurate, I think you're going to need a little more that 500W.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/-xfx-alp....html?doc=5573

This IS the XXX Alpha Dog Edition, but I would assume any other 8800GS would perform similar to that one.

Edit - Once again, it looks as if you're gonna need alot more than 500W JUST to power the cards, as each 8800GS draws about 200W at full load.

http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...501&cid=3&pg=7

3rd source - http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/137...4mb/index.html
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do you need a 20 pin or a 24 pin. do you need a four or eight pin cpu power cord and do you plan on going ATI or Invidia. That should be you first criteria. Then wattage. Then go with PC power and cooling Corsair OCZ Rosewill Thermaltake or antec.
    
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I've seen the 8800gs needing ~60-70W each.
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I've seen the 8800gs needing ~60-70W each.
Is that idling or at full load?

Both of these reviewers state 170-210W under full load.

Looking fro more sources ATM.

Edit -

3rd Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/137...4mb/index.html
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I understand the rebate thing. It's near impossible to get a mostly reliable 500-600W that is normally priced between $40-50. About the only ones that get anywhere close to that would be these:
Xclio Goodpower
Rosewill RP500-2
Rosewill RP550-2
OCZ SXS 500

The OCZ is the best out of those since it has the highest efficiency and caps that aren't sensitive to heat. I don't like any of these PSUs but if you have to go cheap, this is the best you can do.

edit:

I know the BP500U did decently in reviews, but the BP500UB is the one in his price range and I have yet to figure out what the difference is. That $20 had to go somewhere.

edit 2:
I think I figured it out. The B model is an OEM version with a much shorter warranty. Performance should be the same so $40 for a somewhat decent FSP build is about the best you can do.
Yours are better.

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Is that idling or at full load?

Both of these reviewers state 170-210W under full load.

Looking fro more sources ATM.

Edit -

3rd Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/137...4mb/index.html
That's the whole testing system load.
Edited by linskingdom - 12/24/08 at 7:56pm
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Is that idling or at full load?

Both of these reviewers state 170-210W under full load.

Looking fro more sources ATM.

Edit -

3rd Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/137...4mb/index.html
Well, I have one machine running right now with 4 8800GS on an Antec EA500. A few other members have similar setups.
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Is that idling or at full load?

Both of these reviewers state 170-210W under full load.

Looking fro more sources ATM.

Edit -

3rd Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/137...4mb/index.html
Quote:
Keep in mind; it tests the complete system
This is complete system load. The GFX card only uses a portion of that. This is about as close as I can get for the 8800gs: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...9800gtx_7.html. The 9600gt uses ~60W while the 8800gt uses ~80W. I would put the 8800gs somewhere in between those two.
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