Good point I might look into that
easiest is to download a prebuilt image from https://www.arcadepunks.com Good luck, its great fun. I set mine out with a full sized joystick and works great
How do you get on for drives, the last server i purchased could house several drives, in reality the Pi is just serving the purpose of board/processor etc, how do you interface drives and will this board power several 3.5 drives?
If you know your target devices (e.g. chromecasts for me) and have spare storage you can get plex to pre-emptively transcode media rather than doing it on the fly.