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Ok, I purchased an extra X58 board, EVGA SLI, around thanksgiving, my friend is picking me up a I7-950, so For right now I have a cheap little 8400GS video card. I have 4GB memory, 160GB 2.5 in hdd, I have a 500W Corsair Power suppy and it going to be water cooled in a modified 4U case. What will give me the best power/ppd video card. I don't want to have to replace the power supply I am reaching the maximum amout of power on this leg of house when folding. It should up me to about 75,000PPD. I was thinking one or 2 560/460 cards.
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450/460 and possibly the 560 but I never looked much into the power usage.
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Best power/PPD ratio belongs to the GT440 i believe, but the GTS450 and GTX460 768MB fold pretty well for their effective cost, but i'm sure you already know this

If you're deciding between the 560 and 460 i think you should go with the GTX560.
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I'd stay away from the 560 at this point if its only for folding (too much $$ for only maybe 2k increase over a 460). The 450 is still a reasonable choice because its pretty efficient. Overall I'm very happy I chose 2 460's for my folder rig.
    
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