WvW and PvE zerg content will still drag a bit, but either of the processors being talked about here should get you to 30 FPS or more in those situations. That's just an issue with the game engine that we all have to cope with.
Small group content (dungeons, sPvP, open world) should be 50-60+ FPS most of the time with a Core i5-3470 and Radeon HD 7770. And that's with mostly high settings at 1080p.
Thank you guys you have all provided me with useful info and that settles it for me the radeon hd 7770 is the card for me. Just one question I know its like asking what's better the Ferrari or the porcshe; over general playing etc which is better for 8+ hour gaming? Don't want the card to fizzle out So many questions sorry bout that, just want to get a better PC then my old Amd x64 dual core