GHZ and number of cores aren't always everything! IPC (Instructions Per Clock) is why the core i7-2600K is faster than the FX-8350.
What are the system components right now? If you are gaming the core i5-3570K is currently the best choice.
Thanks for specifying that, I still have A LOT to learn.
The following is the build I'm planning on buying, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EFz0
I have to add windows to that, and a Blu Ray burner.