can you list the Full name of the Raid card for me?
i had planed 8hardrives 2TB in raid5 so about 12TB+
was unshure about the graphic card so i will delete that permanently form the plans, thanks
would PHENOM II X4 955 work?
the psu i hadnt tought that much about, im glad that you pointed that out
thinking about CORSAIR HX 650W
If you are going to do a lot of encoding, then yes, the X4 955 would be a good choice, and the 650HX would be a better choice than Cheiftek for a server.
Also, don't forget an OS drive--RAID will be good for storing files, but it would be good to consider keeping Linux and all of the encoding work on a separate drive. 250GB or 320GB would be more than enough (Samsung also sells a 320GB F4 that is fast )