I'm looking to pickup one of the i3 processors tomorrow. The pc I'm going to put it in will mainly be for office use and internet surfing. Would I be better served going with the 3225 because of the Intel HD4000? Or should I pick up the 6450 and pair it with the 3220 which has the weaker onboard graphics? Both options will come out to the same price give or take $5.
Well, for raw processing power, i3 is definitely better. It's a great budget gaming processor. Since you have bought the motherboard, and to save you from hassle, stay with the i3. HD 4000 can also do the job just fine.
For dual monitor, it depends on the motherboard. Since your motherboard have DVI, HDMI and VGA, it should work.