These two plugins conflict big time. Shut down my entire site. After hours of fiddling with godaddy and hostgator. We saw the potential conflict with minify aspect of the W3 Total Cache minify option and the WP-Minify plugin i already had installed, deactivated both, now good to go.
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*W3 Total Cache killed website
*W3 Total Cache stripped website