Ok so I'm gonna have $300 to spend the 20th and am planning on upgrading my graphics/cpu with it. My main interest for the system is mostly to be able to play GW2 a bit smoother, fps shoots down when in cities/WvW/lot of people in general. Figured the fps issue was due to the cpu, but im not sure how to balance the money to get the best out of both.
MOBO: 870-G45 (MS-7599) 2.0
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
CPU: Athlon II x3 450 (Rana)
GPU:Radeon HD 7770 GHz
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Now while I don't know the latest news, i figured it would be best to get some advice on possible better selections for my price range (i.e. more expensive cpu / cheaper gpu , more expensive gpu / cheaper cpu).
A Black Edition Phenom II x4 + HD 7850 would be my recommendation for GW2. The Phenom II x4 955 is available under $100 and is a nice option, and the 7850 is available around $190 for the 2GB version, which is really an awesome deal.
Then just bump the CPU multiplier up a notch or two so that you're at the 3.4 GHz of the 965. No reason to spend the extra $15 on the 965. In fact, I'd recommend bumping up the CPU to 3.6 GHz, which shouldn't require messing with any voltages and which should be fine with just the stock cooler.