derFunkenstein wrote:Welcome to TR!
What's your target gaming resolution? Do you plan to go for 2560x1440 or 1920x1080? Is your current monitor going to stay with you or are you replacing it? The reason I ask is that unless you're going for a multi-monitor or huge-monitor setup, the 290 series might be overkill in the first place. Not that R9-280s are reasonably priced right now, either, I guess. $440 seems kinda high for a card that was $300-350 a few months ago.
Personally I'm not terribly keen on multi-GPU setups. It seems like spending the same amount of money on a single GPU is similar (if not exactly the same) performance with less headaches. I don't own such a setup myself, so it's possible that my view is old and archaic and multi-GPU is totally reasonable now.
Personally, I just bought a 1080p IPS display about 8 months ago and I plan to hang onto it for a long while. That's why for my GPU upgrade I'm considering even further down the line at an R9-270 (or 270X, which is the same GPU with the same features only higher clock speeds) or a GTX 760. I'm a cheap-ass, though, so if I were to splurge I'd look at a 280 or GTX 770, as you mentioned. Any of those would be a substantial upgrade over my GTX 460, and I suspect a huge upgrade for you as well.
Neutronbeam wrote:Do show pictures of the new build; I'm working in mine right now. Good luck!