Thanks again for the reply. I actually was on the right track earlier, I included the W3TC-created nginx.conf in my Nginx.conf file and disabled gzip in the main configuration:
# multi_accept on;
#gzip_disable "MSIE [1-6]\.(?!.*SV1)";
## ADDED FILE HERE
But this gives the error:
Restarting nginx: [emerg]: "location" directive is not allowed here in /var/www/techerator.com/public_html/nginx.conf:2
configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed
From what I can tell, it's breaking because it doesn't like the syntax in the W3TC-created nginx.conf file. This file starts right away with the location block.