I actually once bought that standalone power supply. I plugged it in, started, it, shut it off, and then returned it. It has cheap capacitors with horrible voltage fluctuation. If you want long-lasting overclocked, even if factory overclocked, video cards, hitting the voltage controllers with unclean power is not a good way to go about it. You can always just get a large power supply from a trustworthy company, you know.
What happens when the Thermaltake dies while the rest of the PC is running? :shocK: I do understand the concern, though, so there are lots of other accessory power supplies out there that you can use.
Those 8800 GTs must be awesome! I prepaid $5 for Crysis last spring, so I'm going to see how far that can get me now. Probably $5... Also, the 7600GT isn't a bad card at all for its time. It'* actually pretty phenomenally fast! A friend of mine has the GS, and it'* fairly good as well. No match for the awesome, high end stuff that'* been mentioned every now and then here and in a couple other threads, but it runs Oblivion at 1024x768, so it passes!
What do you guys think of the dual 3850 video cards pretty much tying the 8800GTS 512MB? It'* cheaper just to get the 8800GTS!