I plan on completely upgrading almost every hardware component in my PC by the end of this year. But for now I want to start with PSU & GPU. Will then proceed with motherboard and CPU. The rest will come in any order. Here are my specs:
400W Great Wall PSU ( 80 plus bronze )
AMD Phenom 9650
360GB 7200rpm HDD
22 inch Samsung syncmaster 2213LN ( 1680x1050 )
I'm thinking about getting the seasonic X-760 (760W) for PSU (any advice if this model would be good?)
Still haven't made up my mind about which graphics card would do. But as far as I'm concerned, I'm not the overclocking type.
I presently live in China, and would most likely order my stuff through taobao website
this is a very good psu, if the price is good go for it, but if you don't want to go for SLI/Crossfire i think you can get the seasonic X-650 the tests results show that the 650 can handle up to 800w of power. and since you are not going for sli you will never use more than that.
about the gpu, you need to give a price range, nvidia/ati, if you are going only for 1680x1050 you will not need anything higher than 570 <= 350$, maybe less, a 560ti or 6950 <280$