Only school work? You don't need that kind of PC.
The current specs you have mentioned is a gamer PC, it is a lot more expensive than a school work PC, probably far more than you will need, if it will be only for school work.
School work won't need that kind of power.
You can get cheaper specs, if it is really only for school work.
So be honest! Is it only for school work or will it be also as a gaming rig?
We will help after you answer that.
BTW : What is your the specs of your old/current PC?
As a student, you have to be very careful with your budget.
Thx for replying, erm...like graphic rendering, Autodesk3D Maya 2010 version...i had a lot of problems when the CPU is not up for job. Btw i am doing it all in my laptop now i don't exactly remember the spec but its a dual core with 1.8+ghz
Sorry about it, its my first time posting here, thx for telling.