I think my next plan for a home-server is to just go full on Mainframe style.
One box, big-ish CPU, plenty of RAM and disks.
Do GPU pass through to a Windows VM for games, and otherwise make it a powerhouse remote box for doing work that I need more oomph than a laptop for.
I don't use my desktop at all, and if I have a server, I might as well make it powerful enough to do actual work.
The current server has only a 4-core CPU and 4GB of RAM.
Which is more than enough for serving files and the odd service.But its not really that useful for a remote workstation.
social.samathy.space is one server in the network