The 4 biggest beads of wisdom that I can offer on the topic of hardware when it comes to 3D modeling is:

  1. Get as much RAM as you can.
  2. Focus spending your money more on your video card than your CPU.
  3. Wireless keyboards and mice are a great way to go to de-clutter your area.
  4. Get a notebook and pen!

Remember: You don’t need to spend a ton of money on the Super XLT 5000X1 Mega Computer when you are just starting out. Once you’ve wrapped your mind around modeling and feel proficient at it, you can build a very solid machine for a reasonable amount of money. $1000 to $1500 should be plenty. Anything more than that should go more towards treating yourself to dinner or saving for this awesome scooter.