I would like one machine to host 4 light (home) duty VMs. I have a short rack (can’t mount a full length rack machine).
Should I build another i7 machine? Or should I buy an older Xeon server? Let’s assume graphics are not a concern. Just serving files, streaming the occasional movie or music, and ruining a couple of experiments.
Then, if I want one machine both my wife and I would remote into for light Autodesk or Adobe software work, would that change the answer?
Thanks for your feedback. I want to spend less than $1,000 on this.