I was thinking of an i5, they're a little bit more expensive, but i'm going for quiet so i think i'm better off with an intel CPU.
32GB of RAM should be enough right?
And for storage 2x 1TB in RAID1. SSD might be an expension in the future, but as of now i'm trying to keep in cheap-ish
Does that sound like something that could work?
Yea that would work, I think 32 is a little mad I ran 16GB and never had an issue but each to their own. I forgot to mention you might need an Intel NIC depending on what mobo you use, ESXI used to be really picky with nics (but I think that was ESXI 4.0 ish).