System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School work, Photoshop, Web Browsing
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MSY (www.msy.com.au), because it's local and i can go there, and anywhere in Australia that ships.
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Don't care about brand, as long as it performs good and is durable.
Overclocking: Maybe, if the computer is fast enough for my likings probably not.
SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, maybe in future but for now, no.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I'm fine with any case as long as I can do cable management and make it look neat . I'm also look at the TTE Challenger Pro which is around $60-70. Unless there's a better keyboard for less or same price then list it as long as it's at msy.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I got the 'nod' that I was allowed to so why not! I got a choice between a Mac Mini and a custom pc, so why not a custom pc?
Here's an intel build to compare. It went over $87 with same parts except the processor. Its up to you which one you'll like as I'm not really biased towards either brand and rather not start a debate in every thread about amd and intel
Beside the 3gb vram which would only benefit if you use maybe more then 1 monitor or higher Res then 1080p, the 280x is a more powerful card then the 270x.
You can try considering a gtx 760 2gb which is cheaper then a 280x but better then a 270x. You can also just get a R9 270 as its basically an underclocked 270x and just overclock it up to get roughly the same performance at a even lower price.