Instead of shelling out another 60€ for a Raspberry Pi, I bought a used Fujitsu thin client off of eBay and the first results look promising as heck.
- no fan
- m2 SSD slot
- regular RAM slot
- idle / low loads at ~ 8 to 12 Watts (peak at ~30)
- proper intel CPU
That last bit might sound like a turnoff but I’m really done with trying to get all my stuff run on arm. If this works, I can apply the same nix configuration as all my other computers.