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[Build Ready] First-time build, 3D modeling, no heavy gaming ~$1000

[Build Ready] Hey guys, just looking for any advice or changes you all might have for a first-time builder. I don't play that many games, but do plan on using this for 3D modeling. No interest in overclocking. Thanks for any help and thanks buildapc so much already. I used so much information from here while picking parts. (I had an aftermarket cooler but I really don't think I need one, please let me know if I'm wrong on this)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

TypeItemPrice
CPUIntel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor$209.98 @ SuperBiiz
MotherboardASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard$119.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$53.99 @ Newegg
StorageCrucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk$72.51 @ SuperBiiz
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$73.98 @ Outlet PC
Video CardXFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card$167.98 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case$49.98 @ Outlet PC
Power SupplyAntec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply$64.99 @ Newegg
Optical DriveLite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer$17.99 @ Newegg
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)$89.98 @ Outlet PC
MonitorAsus VH236H 23.0" Monitor$149.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.$1071.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 23:53 EST-0500

Also, any information on additional cables that may not always come with components would be helpful as well!

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Maybe save a couple bucks on the mobo and get a b75 or h77 chipset and then put that towards a 2gb gpu

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Don't need a cooler but if it's quieter might as well use it. There was a good deal for the 7870 xt a day or 2 ago from powercolor too. I assume 3d modeling uses a lot of gpu power but if I'm wrong I'd put a lil extra (saved from the mobo) in and get an i7

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3D modeling (in Maya and Cinema4D) from my experience are relatively light as far as resources go, unless you're working with polycounts in the millions. Rendering is obviously a cpu heavy task, so if you're in serious need to do a lot of rendering I'd suggest the i7. I have a cheapo FirePro v3900 and haven't encountered a real problem in my viewport unless I'm working in a just unnecessarily high polycount scene (worst is 4.8m in C4D), but that's mostly me just messing around. I don't have a lot of experience in Zbrush so I don't know how the viewport handles really dense meshes.

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