montyuk: i tried running it with AF, and then AA set to off to no avail. No luck with default settings, or everything cranked down either.
mousemonkey: this issue has come up with all games, and looks similar between them. i have posted a Crysis SS http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/jakers315/Crysisafu.jpg
i ran some 3Dmark 06 benchmarks today and there was no artifacting whatsoever during the initial run, although i did turn on AF and AA and the screen went black and i lost all functionally and had to reboot.
I also ran Directd and DirectDraw tests using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool although there were no errors.
The good news is that this has finally given me enough motivation to start my next build, although i still would like to try and gett his fixed to make this computer a shuttle for my TV. Thank you all for the replies, any other ideas?