What type of server are you looking for?
This is a pretty low budget if you are looking for a dedicated server, if it's just a simple webhosting for a single site you might be able to get this around then depending on how much support you really require.
A solid tech is worth more than that per hour so it would be pretty tight on the budget if you require a lot of help.
Use servers from reliable hosts: rockhoster.com and legionbox.com.
24/7 phone/chat/email support based in the US, the tech support people usually go above and beyond what they should have to for the amount they charge.
Servers from hostingsource.com and hostsailor.com (60% off) are worth trying.
They are great in all aspects!
1. Speed is very good. Tested on pingdom and found load time is 3s without cache .
2. Live chat support is ok.
3.Ticket response is sometimes quick and slow depending on work time I think.
4. Uptime is good.
Can you elaborate on the personal support requirement? Have you considered a VPS? You will certainly have more options at your price point with a VPS. Finding a dedicated server for $40/month (especially one that has decent support) could be a challenge.