Well...got back to the computer tonight...turned it on, and nothing. Case fans start, mobo fans start, pwr. supply fan running, pwr to fan on graphics card, but no display. Put my old card back in...same symptoms..uh oh...hoping against hope I threw a power supply at the problem...same symptoms.
Sadly it seems as though my mobo may be toast. I tried a different PCI-E slot to no avail. *sigh*
"You'll find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view."