I am about to undertake my first build. I am going back and forth between the 1155 pin and 2011 pin configuration. I have purchased a Cooler Master HAF X. It may just be me, but as I read reviews on various sites, there seems to be many issues with the 2011 - x79 boards. I will list below the 1155 configuration I was planning on going with. After viewing this, please reply on this option or if I should go with a x79 or wait for a bit and get an Ivy Bridge.
This is what I had in mind.
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
Either 7970 or gtx 680 (I can't decide here. It seems the 680 edges out the 7970 head to head, stock, card vs card. However, I plan on starting with a single monitor and later upgrading to three monitors. When I do this I would probably also grab another of which ever card I decide to go with. I was just wondering with the 7970 being 3gb, would the 7970 be superior under these circumstances.)
Not sure if I should go with 1000w power supply or 1200w.
I am basically building this for gaming, but I will use it for other things as well.
Any helpful advice or constructive criticism would be appreciated.