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I desperately need help from more knowledgeable people as I myself know little about building computers, thankyou!
Why not get a i3 2100/2120? It will be more than enough for any single-card that might suit your budget, and Tom highly reccomends it over AMD since despite being dual core, the HT allows them to perform as well as the first gen i7 when it comes to gaming.
Where I live the i3s are around the same price of the FX-4100, but you will get more performance than with the high-end of the FX CPUs (unless you're going to do something more cpu intensive than gaming).
You could also get a 2500k system, which will be worth it in the long run. A 560 ti+2500K should be enough to max all of your games (but since I upgrade every 2nd year I'd rather go for a i3 if I were in a short budget), and I guess you could resort to SLI later on unless you just wanted a more powerful single GPU to avoid micro-stutter.