No, I don't need an OS. I thought I'd included that, but must've deleted it by accident I plan on running Ubuntu.
By three monitors, I mean to have the screen extend to all 3. I only need 1 to game, but the laptop I'm using now can only support 2. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the strength of the graphics card, but I am hardware retarded.
The GTX 660 is another $50, and I he would already be a couple bucks over. I personally think that the GTX 660 is the best price/performance card nvidia puts out, but it would be the OP's decision if the extra $50 is worth it to him.
In the build i recommended it is included at 629$...with a i5 not a i3 (that mobo isn't necessary for a i5 non oc even less with a i3)and why but the i3-2225 with the intel hd 4000 if he's gonna have a gfx card, just waste of money.
I went with the 3225 because it has the highest core clock rate of all the i3s. I chose that motherboard fro future upgrade paths, and sli compatibility. So, this requires a choice, does OP want better performance now, or the ability to upgrade to an i5, AND sli his 660?
It's his call.
Upgrade for a i5 later ? when he can do it now ? it's crazy spending 130$ dollars now and then more 180$ dollars for the same i5 (there will be no more cpus for that socket).
And you're wrong, the i3-3220 has the same clock speeds and bus/ratio and everything equal to the i3-3225, the only difference is the on die gpu which is the hd 4000.
And for the sli, you're wrong again that mobo, the asrock z77 pro 4 only supports crossfire not sli, just a waste of money.