Yes, the long orange and green ones are PCI-E 16x slots, it will work fine in there. I would check the motherboard manual to make sure that the orange one is the one with 16x as one is 16x and one is 8x on that board.
does anyone know if there's a difference on the cooling or anything like that?
I know I don't care about the factory oc'd with sticker stuff but i'm not going to oc later so if i get one that has a small oc it wont void my warranty and i pay what another 30 bucks for a few more fps?
sounds good where do i go to figure out how to oc the card without screwing it up, i dont oc my 3.4 phenom II just because I dont trust myself lol....