what are you using now?? there no point in buying a 280x with your monitor if anything save your money or do both save your money and get the r9 270
Get a r270 now and then again spend money on a gpu one year later.
well considering hes not a Graphics enthusiast he wont really need to upgrade much as long as his specs are above that of the Playstation 4 or Xbox One- forgive me guys for saying it that way. i feel all dirty inside just for thinking it. anyway the 270x gives almost as good as the gtx760 and is for father the GTX 580. and could last him a long time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ajiun9z6s
ps. I agree with Pr3di but it depends on you man.