Building a Home Server just wanted some opinions

I'm building a server to use at my house. I'm planning on virtulization several different servers on it. I was just wanting you guys to look at it and see if there are any recommendations. BTW i'm planning on adding a 2 TB hard drive later on once I get a little more cash and setting it up in RAID 0+1. This is what I have so far.

CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851
RAM- 8 GB DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424
PSU- Cooler Master 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031
Mobo-Gigabyte 880G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128445
HDD 2x WD Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
Case XION AXP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208032

Any advice would be appreciated. I'm planning on installing Proxmox on it as the base OS.

Edit:
I want to keep the price under $800.
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  1. I'd look at the new Sandy Bridge stuff if it's in your budget. The power consumption numbers are WELL below the X6 with better performance.

    BTW, knowing your budget would be helpful.
  2. I thought about that but were I am planning on heavy virtulization the more cores I have the better and the intel hexacores are definitely out of my budget.
  3. The PSU is junk. Any time you see that little voltage select switch you want to change your PSU. Seeing as your not running a GPU and staying with onboard (good choice for a server btw.) any of the quality 350W or 380W units will be fine. If its a true server and will be left on for 24/7, you might want to get one that is 80+ bronze or better.

    You might not need an x6 CPU. Depends on what your doing and how many servers your running.
  4. 4745454b said:
    The PSU is junk. Any time you see that little voltage select switch you want to change your PSU. Seeing as your not running a GPU and staying with onboard (good choice for a server btw.) any of the quality 350W or 380W units will be fine. If its a true server and will be left on for 24/7, you might want to get one that is 80+ bronze or better.

    You might not need an x6 CPU. Depends on what your doing and how many servers your running.


    Thanks for the advice.
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