After having some bootup problems a little bit ago and solving that the issue was with the video card got a few questions. When my video card is plugged in and set in place, the computer doesn't bootup (followed with 1 long and 8 short beeps), also to note that the cpu fan then moves a lot more slowly. Afterwards I took it out and tested out my old ATI 9200se and everythign works and the case fan works fine. Note that the Nvidia 6600gt does have a fan of course and requires a cable connected to it from the power supply (i believe) whie the 9200se doesn't have a fan and doesn't need a cable connected to it from the power supply. I'm not sure why this is happening though.... Also, I was thinking that if I realllly have to get a new video card i'll get the Nvidia 7600gs since it's in my measly price range. Anybody have an opinion on this card? EDIT: plus if I do get the 7600gs anybody have an opinion on a distributor like BFG or Asus? I'm not sure the differences really. I know ASUS has a 7600gs with something along the lines of being "extra quiet".