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I also plan to connect it to my pi with jumper wire instead of mounting it directly. I read in the documentation that there is a slight voltage drop with in the power circuitry, so you need a good power supply. I was planning to use a 5V 6A power supply like this:
http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_323425_-1

Will using the ControlBlock to power the pi affect my ability to overclock? Will it affect my ability to power controllers/mouse/keyboard/thumb drive/wifi from the USB?

The MOSFET that the ControlBlock uses is the IRLML6402 (http://www.irf.com/product-info/datasheets/data/irlml6402.pdf). It is rated for a maximum of 3.7 A.
The ControlBlock works with the various overclocking configurations that can be selected from within the rasps-config tool.
If your other USB devices work well is hard to say for me since that depends on their power consumption behavior.

Hope that helps?

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