I have finally begun to build what will be my server. Using old pc parts the server, as of now, is going to haev an i5 3570k, 16 GB of ram, an ASUS 1155 board, a 128GB SSD.
Here is my question. The use case is going to be for file storage/LAN sharing, running Plex over LAN, not outside of the LAN. Additionally it will host up to 2 minecraft servers, an Ark server at times, as well as other tinkering projects.
I have been trying to figure out what OS is best suited for this type of workload. I am most familiar with windows, hardly with Mac, and not much with Linux, but am willing to learn some if need be. Plex/ file sharing/ Minecraft all are pretty useable across multiple operating systems, but Ark is what is hanging me up.
Is this use case something that Windows Server would be capable of? Or is this something that I need to go down the linux route. Any info or advice is appreciated. Thank you