Well there they are. A bunch of pretty cards in a row. I read on a forum that it's possible to run up to four GPU2 clients on one core in WinXp because the 100% utilization is due to a loop in the code. I was able to get three, but not four, running off of only core 3. The fourth client just hangs in "Starting GUI Server..." when attempting the fourth on the one core. This is a great thing because anyone wanting multi-gpu can run up to four cards on a dual-core processor.
According to my UPS the system is drawing 400-415watts. I think my PSU might not be rated for four gpu's requiring 24A on the rails. I have it using a pair of pci-e connectors on a 28A line but had to use two adapters from an 18A line. My PSU is giving off an eerie high-pitched squeel when using that lower-rated rail. I'll look to invest in a more capable and efficient PSU.
These cards are factory overclocked to run speeds of 600mhz core / 1700mhz shaders / 2x900mhz memory. I'll try some over-clocking on a more stable PSU.
Unfortunate for me, the quad-gpu rig is literally millimeters shy of fitting into my antec sonata case. The 7-expansion-slot openings are enough, but there's just not enough room at the bottom. I'll have to start looking for a case with that tiny bit more clearance at the bottom. In the mean-time I'm considering only running three cards so that I can stuff it into the antec case and not have to keep this ear-piercing thing in my room.
Overall, I'm much happier with this setup for multi-gpu folding. These 9600GSO's were $85 apiece (initial payout with free shipping) but each have a $20 MiR.