This is my first ever pc build, and yes, those are chopsticks holding up my 7970. No I don't think they'll catch on fire. Yet. Anyway, this build went pretty smooth, no close calls really, though I managed to break a cougar fan trying to route it some crazy way. 7970 was massively long, so a support was a must. Anyway, here's the part list and a link to my 3dmark score. http://www.3dmark.com/is/407955. I'll try to answer questions you have.