Server 2012 R2 has better support now for Windows 10 clients looking at the posts in the forum and I am using is as my main platform with no issues on a Dell T20 server with 16GB RAM and a lower spec processor than yours. Would strongly suggest something like Stablebit DrivePool to give you the redundancy on storage though.
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I used to run the original WHS V1, then WHS2011 on a MediaSmart server. I just built a new server platform with leftover parts from my gaming pc. I installed WHS2011 since I had purchased it years ago, but it looks like Windows Server 2012 R2 has become very inexpensive.
So, which is better for a Home Server?
P.S. I believe the platform is plenty powerful for either of these as a home server.
Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
AMD FX-8320E (Eight Core)
16 GB (4x4) DDR3 1866MHZ RAM
160GB SSD System Drive
6TB (3x2TB) Storage Drives
ATI Radeon HD 3800 (Rarely use it)
Well, what are you upgrading from? If it's Windows Home Server, are you using its client backup feature? And if so, is this something you want to continue?
What do you use your server for, and are there any new capabilities you want to take advantage of?