Would I be asking too much from a budget CPU such as an Intel G4400 to run the following 24/7 :
* Plex (primarily for local media access)
* VirtualBox - running a VM of Ubuntu server delivering my website (basic WordPress) and also running mail server for my domain.
Would throw 8GB at it (maybe more depending on finances). Host OS would probably be Windows 10.
Yes, I could just go Linux from the start, but I'd need my wife to be able to access the system occasionally to run her MYOB stuff remotely, and I don't want to have to troubleshoot WINE issues from work :-p I could go the other way with the VM, run Windows on it instead, but Im not experienced to a high level with linux if anything went wrong and Plex etc failed to start - wife would kill me for a lack of media when the kids are home.
Ive currently got a G3258 in my desktop at home, and surprised how well it handles everything I throw it at.