Just as it happened a couple of years ago with the HD 7970 and the HD 7950, we find ourselves loving the R9 280 when compared to the R9 280X and the rest of the GPU lineup from either AMD or NVIDIA. Only this time prices are lower across the board. For gamers that are targeting a 1080p gaming experience and want to be able to max out quality settings in just about any title (with a couple of exceptions like Crysis), the Radeon R9 280 GPU is going to be a fantastic and compelling option for under $250. In particular, the MSI Radeon R9 280 Gaming edition ups the offering by included the Twin Frozr cooler and enough overclocking headroom to easily hit 1100 MHz or 1150 MHz with some luck. PC gamers with a mainstream budget would be hard pressed to do better than this card!"
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips