Basically, the story behind those 2 Nehalems is that I received them for free from a friend who scrapped an old server so I am trying to build a PC around them. That and I thought it might be fun to have a gaming PC with 2 CPU's.
IMHO, I think you should re-consider your choice of HDD's. I think you should look into one of the WD black or the Samsung SpinRite drives, or get like a WD or Samsung Spinrite 500 GB drives for OS and primary applications and use 1TB for storage. The Samsung Spinrite 500 GB drive is very popular (and fast) and is only 55.00 or 56.00.
Thanks Mikey for the tip on the HDD. I was looking around for a Samsung drive but wasn't sure of which model to get so a friend referred me to WD and I just chose the WD Green because it seemed like a pretty good deal. So in light of that I think i'll pick up a WD Black 500GB.