I marked as solved. I booted onto the OS on the SSD and had all 3 monitors working this morning. Since I ended up doing a fresh install now I will spend the next two evenings likely installing software and tweaking everything. Later maybe I will make a new post (thread) with a link to my blog after I take some photos and do a write up on this experience.
Oh I have 7.8 on everything but graphis which was 6.5 under the oldest card. I need to rerun and see what it is now.
I was really down Saturday night but by bedtime last night I was a happy camper again.
Is no wonder the stories about geek squad chargig 200$ and nothing's fixed. lol. This stuff is a mental workout and a ton of fun--at least when ti ends up well ! haha