I can only see one difference between the two and that's the integrated graphics. HD2500 vs HD4000.
Is that the only difference? I plan on using the integrated graphics for a month or so until I buy a dedicated GPU. So which would be better for me? Both are the same price by the way $120 that's why I'm wondering. Thanks in advance.
So get the 3225? I won't be gaming until I get a video card.
Absolutely, get the 3225, particularly since they are the same price; there is no downside.
For games such as civ-4, HD-4000 is perfectly fine. Only when you get to fast action shooters would you need a discrete card.
I think it is smart to build with integrated first, it will let you better assess what you need/want for discrete graphics.
Get 3220 unless they are the same price. The CPUs are exactly the same except the 3225 has HD4000. Who cares? You'll have a dedicated GPU soon. I've used my HD2500 and its fine for everything, just not core games.