So, I'm tasked with helping buy motherboard/CPU/ram for a 2U server, that will be brought in luggage to China. The requirements are that the hardware is reliable/stable (read: long lasting) at the best price possible. It doesn't matter if it's not bleeding edge. Apparently they already have a 2U chassis over there that used to have a desktop board which is now having heat problems.
Unfortunately I am not well informed on the load.
I am not well versed in the intricacies of server hardware, and would generally just buy a reliable server and be done with it, so I don't really know how to pick. The guy over in China doesn't seem very well informed in general either. He had suggested a Supermicro MBD-X8DTL-iF-O with really bad reviews, and had wanted to buy the motherboard for its on-board RAID. He wants to try RAID apparently.
I am currently considering buying a Supermicro MBD-X8DTL-iF-O ($299.99), 2 Xeon 5506 CPUs ($460) and 2x(3x2gb) Kingston ValueRam (ECC unbuffered) (~$150) from NewEgg. I had looked at a ASUS Z8PE-D12X, but I see people not recommending ASUS and some strange complaints about PSU compatibility.
tl;dr: Please help with any suggestions. In fact, I would be happy to just be given specific models to buy. Motherboard/CPU/RAM for a 2U chassis.
Note: If there is a really significant stability difference, price will be less important. Support is irrelevant, as this hardware is going to China.
EDIT: Clarified some details, will go back to convincing those involved of just buying the server Just for the sake of information, if I was going to buy just those parts for build yourself, what should I get?