I tried to install maybe ten Linux distros on my new PC, and every time I have problems with video driver: black screen or visual artefacts.
I was able to install only Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64 LTS, but also with problems: black screen on startup (sometimes all was normal when I used Live mode before install, sometimes I was not able to load Live Mode - Ubuntu say that I have problems with video and give me choice with four elements, one of them - use safe graphics mode, but I even can't choose this - the system is frozen).
In tty I install nvidia-current, but it not helped me. Every boot I need press ESC and enter to rescue mode and just press
Resume and after this normal boot work. If I try to make normal restart - black screen after Ubuntu logo again and for normal work I need again go to rescue mode (just press Reset - Ubuntu automaticaly will load rescue mode).
I tried switch nvidia driver in options - I have version 319-updates and version 319 [Recommended] - nothing.
I have Palit GeForce GTX650, all updates.