First Build Help!

i am going to be building my first gaming computer soon and i am debating over two different builds which are


1)  Case - Zalman Z11 plus with purple LED fans

     CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 black 3.4GHz Quad-Core

     CPU Cooler - Arctic Cooling 4.0 CFM

     Motherboard - ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+

     RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 2133MHz

     Hardrive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM

     Graphics Card - Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

     PSU - XFX 550W 80 Plus Bronze Certified

     Keyboard SteelSeries Merc Stealth 

     Mouse - SteelSeries Sensei Guild Wars 2 Edition

     Headset - Plantronics Gamecom 780 PC



2)  CaseBitfenix Prodigy White Edition with purple LED fans

     CPU - Intel Core i3-2130 3.4GHz Dual-Core

     CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM 

     Motherboard - ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155

     RAM - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

     Hardrive - Corsair Accelerator Series 30GB 2.5" SSD

     GPU - Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

     PSU - XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V

     Keyboard - Same as above build 

     Mouse - Same as above build

     Headset - Same as above build (however I may upgrade to a steelseries siberia v2 frost blue headset)


I am quite confident that i can put them both together but the only thing i am a little shaky on is the wiring. Please tell me if you have any better ideas of hardware and could you link me to something explaining the wiring. Thanks in advance ^_^


Everything can only plug in to where it's supposed to go. So you can't really screw that up, unless you force plugs into where they don't go... I don't know your budget or what you wanna use the PC for, so I can't comment on your builds. 

Please give a budget, and we can put something together for you that might be a bit better.

your first build wont support your ram cause i have the same mobo and the max speed on ram is 1866 mhz which i currently have

also for build number 2 i would suggest getting a mech drive along with the solid state

As stated by Isaac, definetely get a mechanical drive because they have mass storage. I would go for build number two because personally, i think AMD isn't as good as Intel., (no idea why, i cant give any reasons, i just dont like them). Intel usually has more hardware associated with them, and as for processors, they out-preform AMD any day.