I was still having monitor issues with the new system, altho not as bad.
So took the tower in again for the day and they did a diagnose, etc and all was just fine at the shop. Must be monitor after all.
So we had this old win 95 clunker in storage and hooked up that monitor, Everythng is working great!
Moral of this story.... test your monitor before ordering a new system
As hubby says it was time to get a new one anyway soon.
Now I'll watch for sales on a nice 21" LCD.