I do not think it was the hard drive, so the files are still there, and I will eventually get them, I have a 3.5 internal to external USB Cradle somewhere, so pulling the drive and then putting it in a cradle and connecting it to another computer I should hopefully be able to recover the files.

It is likely a video card issue, but it could be the processor, I'll know more when I get around to actually looking at the insides. So far all I have done is unplug it.