I’m and old man, 51, been in computer since 14. Mainly programmer ( I guess we call them developers now). Build my first computer about 20+ years ago not since then. Over the last couple of years I have gotten heavy into home automation. Going from RaspberryPI to Nuc to 10 year old T310 server I got from work running Unraid. Unraid is hosting a bunch of docker container dedicated to home automation and some other stuff. I do not do any trans-coding and my storage requirement are minimum.
I want to upgrade that server with own budget build. Probably use the existing drive or invest in a couple of 4G drive and a SSD to get stuff moved over.
I am hung up on the Case, Motherboard, CPU/Memory combo/. Lots of choices and its a bit overwhelming.
For unraid I would like to play with GPU passthrough just so I can replace my 10+ year old desktop running Ubuntu that I just use to tinker with Home automation. It would be nice if I can move the VM/GPU Pass through to Windows 10
Lots of guides on here that I will slowly work through and eventually, by Christmas start building with my 13 year old son to teach him a few things and to get him off minecraft.
Any advise would be appreciated.