I haven't built any pc in a few years and I got a little out of the picture about current components and stuff. So I assumed I wouldn't take any risks and rather ask, then to read thousands few years old opinions that google throws at me. I am building a simple file server for a small office and I think buying some brand server is an overkill and not optimized for our use case. We really don't need slot for tens of RAMs, 16 core server CPU and stuff. The only thing that the server will be used for foreseeable future (few years at least) is file sharing and storing which must be fast and reliable.
Current setup of the office is five Windows 7 machines running Corel Draw and writing and reading on an old WIndows XP Pro storage. That is quite scary, since it started acting up few days ago and we cannot afford to lose data, or to be cut out for a day or two. So what I had in mind was building a new server running Debian or Ubuntu from middle-end desktop components, but with several HDDs in RAID 5, some gigabit network card and a UPS. Do you think it is wise to build server from desktop components?
Sorry for the long post and thanks a bunch in advance for replying.
P.S.: Sorry about my english, I am not a native speaker.