Wanted: Commodity hardware PC with lots of upper limit for RAM, Costco still best for customer service

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(Last Updated On: December 5, 2014)

Wanted: Commodity hardware PC with lots of upper limit for RAM, Costco still best for customer service

Here is what I plan to do for this new system:

1. Run maybe 3 dedicated virtual machines via VMWare or Windows Server Hyper-V with maybe 10-12 gb dedicated RAM <– this is the priority

2. Pretty peppy bu not willing to pay highway ransom rate

3. Not for production or live trading just testing only

Here are my choices thus far:

Tiger Direct is not good selection:


Costco is best with concierge service with 90 day exchange (HELLO):






From DELL:

http://www.dell.com/ca/p/xps-8700/pd?oc=dxps8700_ft_h122pe&model_id=xps-8700 32gb deal

My choice and summary:

But I would never buy form crappy outsourced customer service DELL even their web search does not work. I am glad to see they are are still a ‘wonderful’. I would only purchase through Costco for their extra service and exchange policy. All these other vendors appear to be crap! Even Costco promised support calls are handled in North America.

NOTE: I am acutally leaning towards deal

IBM X3850 M2 Server http://canadaserver.wix.com/canadaserver#!product/prd1/3235888951/ibm-x3850-m2-server

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