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Hey this is my first server build but I'm not very sure on some of the parts I would appreciate if some had any comments or recommendations or parts to add or take.
Here is what I have so far:

OS:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050TVAWS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A29PHU0KPCGV8S
case:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028WOY2I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=ATAV5SZ5JVR3C
mobo:

processor: ram: psu: HDD: DVD drive:http://www.amazon.com/Asus-DVD%C2%B1...0968082&sr=1-6

Any constructive criticism and suggestions are welcome, Thank you for the attention.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC Graphi Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3- 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Crucial RealSSD C300 Western Digital caviar black Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 
Case
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced 
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Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC Graphi Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3- 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Crucial RealSSD C300 Western Digital caviar black Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscri Windows 7 Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 
Case
Cooler Master 690 II Advanced 
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post #2 of 4
hmm, you could probably get away with a lower wattage psu. just wondering, why did you pick that case in particular? norco has another 4u rack that fits more drives, granted, it's more pricey. also, the best bang for your buck are still 2tb drives.
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i7 920 @ ~3.6 EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 X58 3-Way SLI BFG GTX 285 OC Mushkin 6GB 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Intel 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1.5 Windows 7 Corsair 750 HAF 932 
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i7 920 @ ~3.6 EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 X58 3-Way SLI BFG GTX 285 OC Mushkin 6GB 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Intel 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1.5 Windows 7 Corsair 750 HAF 932 
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Is it for data ? Use celeron !
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Intel i5 2500k [4.7 GHz] Asus P8P67 Pro B3 [2001 BIOS] MSI 7970 Lighting [Stock] G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4GB [1600 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 128GB + 2TB Raid 0 Cavier Black Windows 7 [Ultimate x64] [Dell U2412HM] + [HP 2311x] RosewillRK-9000 
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Silverstone Strider [1500w] Corsair 300R Razer Deathadder 
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Intel i5 2500k [4.7 GHz] Asus P8P67 Pro B3 [2001 BIOS] MSI 7970 Lighting [Stock] G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4GB [1600 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 128GB + 2TB Raid 0 Cavier Black Windows 7 [Ultimate x64] [Dell U2412HM] + [HP 2311x] RosewillRK-9000 
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Silverstone Strider [1500w] Corsair 300R Razer Deathadder 
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post #4 of 4
There's better cases on newegg, the Norco's are great, but maybe too expensive or too many drive space for your needs.

OS is cheaper on newegg also, and note that WHS 2011 does not have drive extender built in anymore

Can go with 4GB of ram

How many drives are you going to use? May need expansion card.
Main PC
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i5 2500k Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z MSI 6950 2gb Unlocked Ref GSkill Ripjaws X 8GB CL8 
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Crucial M4 128GB Windows 7 Ult Samsung 24" ToC Das Professional Silent 
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Seasonic X750 Corsair 650d Logitech G700 
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i5 2500k Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z MSI 6950 2gb Unlocked Ref GSkill Ripjaws X 8GB CL8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M4 128GB Windows 7 Ult Samsung 24" ToC Das Professional Silent 
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Seasonic X750 Corsair 650d Logitech G700 
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