I currently own 2 HP servers (DL360 Gen 5, DL380 Gen 5), but they are too loud and consume too much power, and the RAM is expensive to upgrade (cost as much as or more than another Gen 5). I live in an apartment so I'm limited on putting them in another room.
Can someone recommend a good pre-built desktop (preferably Dell brand) that will work with ESXi 5.5 for a home lab? I know it won't be on the VMware HCL. Therefor, if someone has experience already with a brand/model that has worked with little to no issues for them I'd like their input before I spend the money it not work.
I am wanting to get 2-3, maybe 4 desktops. I need to be able to add as much RAM as I can (32GB per desktop if I can). So, I don't want to spend too much per desktop (if possible), and don't mind used in good shape (from eBay/Amazon, etc.)