I ended up with that 3200G APU build my boss was going to take home and use for a home office workstation, and I'm thinking terrible, awful ideas. It has, ironically, better RAM and NVMe storage than my main, so yoink it I shall, and I think this may well become my new home server, provided I can find drives cheap enough for it. I still have my old 480 that I could use for passthrough to the Windows VM on my main, so the 1070 could find its way here to be used for transcoding for Plex. Then again, I don't stream enough and don't have enough upload to do it remotely very reliably, so that idea may well just be a waste of a hundred bucks for a Plex pass.
I want to play with the idea of separating the roles of that machine with VMs, but exactly what solution I want to use for that is something I'm stewing over right now. Unraid? Proxmox? Just... a Linux host with KVM? Maybe a stinky FreeBSD setup?? I do know that it's bad practice to throw entire drives at VMs, but I want to have one VM for file-serving and Plex, another for my network duties (PiHole, local ProtonMail bridge and SSL stripper proxy so my older clients on the LAN can connect, etc) and one more for general use like game servers and such.
Those new 7000-series chips look neat. And honestly Lunar, you can properly play 4K60 sometimes even with HDR on pretty much anything made in the last 5 years no matter what it is. These APUs will be fine for years, they're the kind of platform I'd use to build my Dad a PC and not expect to replace it this decade.