Intel i3 3220 vs 3225


I am building a new PC and my usage will be surfing, movies, games like gta vc and other low end ones.
I am on a budget of 200$ for CPU + mobo, I wont be adding a dedicated GPU now or in the future.

I am confused about i3 3220 and 3225, I am not planning to get an AMD APU as trinity hasn't launched in my country yet and I am leaning more towards Intel for its reliability.

Also which mobo should I choose?

I have the following components with me right now,
NZXT Gamma Cabinet, DVD writer, Corsair Vengeance 4gb DDR3 RAM, Corsair CX430v2 PSU.

Thanks a lot :)
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  1. There is no difference between the two except that the 3225 has HD4000 graphics, which is the best integrated graphics you can get if you stick to Intel.
    Since you wont be getting a GPU (which I advise if you want to game in any meaningful way), get the 3225.
  2. grabd the 5 and a decent board and your off to go
  3. The cheapest boards but good ones available for the i3-3225 are the ASRock B75 PRO3-M or ASROCK H77M

    They come with the best audio on board, and with hdmi,dvi and plenty of sata connections.
    And the prices are about 70$ or ~60 euros.
  4. hi what would i be better off gettin a intel i3 3220/3225 or the i5 3570k i only want ths computer for general use and gaming i will have a amd radeon hd 7870 withe one of theses cpu which do you think would be the better price/performance cpu for me
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