Subjective performance opinions on these upgrades

Hello Forum goers!

I am in the process of upgrading my current computer and like always when I'm about to spend a good amount of money, im a bit nervous about my satisfaction being worth the money spend. I know the upgrades I am getting are faster than what I have but I'm looking for more of a subjective opinion to the kind of increase I see. My worst fear is spending $700 to get better performance in games and then to end up being like "oh, i kind of notice a difference."

Here is my current system and what I will be keeping and reusing.

Q9400 Quadcore CPU 2.6 OCed to 3.0
4 GIG 800 MHZ DDR2 Ram
GTX 8800 786
GigaByte board

Coolmaster ATX Full tower
500 gig SATA HD 7200 RPM
650 watt corsair PSU
DVD DRIVE, Mouse, Keyboard ect.

This is what I plan to replace the top 4 with
i5 760 CPU
Gigabyte P55-USB3 MOBO
Kingston 4 GB (2x2) 1333 DDR3 Ram
MSI Cyclone GTX 460 1GB video card

I mainly play Mafia 2, World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, and Possibly Final fantasy 14 soon. Currently in Wow I play on mostly 'high settings' not ultra and do ok when not a lot of stuff is going on but in big battles and what not, I start to see a drop in FPS. The same goes for starcraft 2. I would like to be able to play ultra settings on these games with a better overall frame rate, especially with a lot of stuff going on. Other games as well I want to run faster.

I guess what I'm asking in the overall is will I see a significant over all increase in performance that would justify 700 dollars. I do game for quite a few hours per week so I do use the computer a good amount. The computer I'm on now was originally built by me like 5 years ago and some things replaced (MOBO+CPU) But it's at the best it can be upgrade wise without a total rehaul. I feel I have done my research but I want to hear some other opinions.
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  1. Err 1st off:

    Majority of games aren't even quad core optimised and it's not as if u on a dated single or X2 so if only gaming is on the table i would say your current platform is more than enuff

    Netx also note that LGA 1156 shall be usurped by LGA 1155 as soon as end of this year/possible Q1 next year if u intending to sink a wee bit on chip + board FYI...
    There is no chance of backwards/forwards compatibility whatsoever

    In summary: if u could wait till October 19th, HD 6000 will be upon us and there could be repercussions in the pricing scheme of GPUs ^^
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