you're setting up 18, 15k sas drives and dual quad xeons and your budget for a workstation card is only $400? this is for video editing, eliminate the unnecessary and add in the relevant. you dont need 15k sas drives, or dual quad xeons. get a couple ssd's and a six core xeon. unless you're working for paramount and rendering a 120 minute movie with professional editing.... you don't need what you listed... it's just over-kill. i mean you're building a $10,000 machine right there and you're limiting yourself to 400 for a workstation card? what type of stuff are you rendering because i would recommend a nvidia quadro 4000+ if you're looking at that type of system. im honestly flabbergasted on how you planned on running this machine and limiting yourself to $400 for video.