I know its more wattage than immediately necessary, but the price makes it comparable to lesser watt models and its nice to have some headroom.
But I don't know a lot about PSUs, so is there anything amiss here? Some hidden poison pill? I'm not sure what to look out for. I had planned to use my old PSU for the new build, but that isn't going to work out.
No, not a good deal. Apparently the TR2 series has problems, and Thermaltake doesn't make good PSU's anyway. a quality 750w should handle 6970's with ease, and for sure 560 Ti's or 6950's. This is an excellent PSU for the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It's only $5 more after rebate and $30 less before. A much better PSU anyway.
^+1 If it were a quality 800w unit you would be fine, but the ratings for the rails on that unit aren't even listed on its Newegg page. Big red flag for me, you can't even confirm that it has the proper output.