Well, I had a soldering fail. It seems that this was a horrible day to perform maintenance on my computer. I let the iron slide in my grip and I scorched the PCB around the cap. The PCB is now a burned white color right around where the capacitor would sit. I'm now positive that I have bricked it. I'm upset about the whole thing
, especially since I now have a useless card and waterblock with no function. If someone wants an EKFC6970, let me know, I take paypal and ship anywhere.
Thank you everyone for trying to help and offering suggestions, it is very much appreciated. +rep for helpful posts