Currently I have a Raspberry Pi connected to TV, LAN and NAS, I use it to enjoy all my multimedia files through an OpenELEC distribution with Kodi. I like it and everything is working fine. I just wondered if it's possible to replace the Raspberry Pi with a PC and also make it working as a server. The PC is equipped with a Xeon X3360 and a ATI Radeon HD5450, I was thinking of turning it into a home server (Ubuntu Server working like file server, print server and torrent downloader for the moment), and install Kodi on it. A practical solution that let Kodi visible and accessible via TV (Currently I can control Kodi with the remote control of the TV thanks to HDMI, the Radeon should allow to do the same because it's also equipped with HDMI port), but that also allows to control the Ubuntu Server (access via ssh or rather through a visual interface from another pc) to download torrents and perform other common tasks.
I hope I have explained the idea in a right way. In case, is it possible? If yes, which distro (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, etc.), what software and how to set it up. Thanks in advance.