I'm looking to setup a home server that will run Plex but also be able to run things such as my FTP server and say a SQL server so I can learn to work with databases for a project I want to create. Will have Windows installed. Not looking to spend more than $500. Would a i3 powered rig be more than enough?
Yes an i3 should be perfect even an older Athlon x4 will work just fine. Plex is fine as long as you don't run it wireless on a cellphone/tablet you need a powerful wireless for that and don't jump ahead in movies and you should be fine.
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