Server Pricing Report – April 2019


Welcome to another monthly server price reporting!

March was unusually busy, so this month we’re skipping from February to April.

If you’ve been following along, we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and then shared with WHT and on our blog.

Currently, all listed prices are from ebay, for used hardware. I may start tracking new hardware as well if there is a demand for it.

Prices as of 25th April, 2019

+ or – indicates if the price has gone up or down since last month

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name

SSDs

$55(-) / $92(-) / 480gb Intel DC S3500 ***
$119(+) / $140 / 800gb Intel DC S3500 ***
$240(+) / $270(+) / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500 ***

Hard Drives

$40(-) / $45(-) / 3TB HGST SATA
$161 / $199 (+) / 8TB HGST SATA
$250(+) / $279 / 10TB HGST SATA
$299(-) / $— / 12TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$15 / $17 / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$16 / $20(+) / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$35(+) / $40(+) / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$27(-) / $31(+) / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$95(-) / $105(-) / 32GB DDR3 (c)

DDR4 RAM

$50(-) / $60(-) / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$85(+) / $115(-) / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$85(-) / $90(-) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$110(-) / $125(-) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$189(-) / $300(+) / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$182(-) / $215(-) / 32GB DDR4 (e)

E5v2 CPUs

$105(-) / $109 / E5-2660v2
$198(+) / $229(+) / E5-2680v2
$299(-) / $325(+) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$227(-) / $245 / E5-2650v3
$235 (-) / $240(-) / E5-2660v3
$269(-) / $280(-) / E5-2670v3
$284(-) / $290(-) / E5-2680v3

$302(-) / $349 / E5-2690v3
$480(-) / $575 / E5-2695v3
$697(-) / $699(-) / E5-2698v3
$1350 / $2600 / E5-2699v3

E5v4 CPUs

$930(+) / $1050 / E5-2650v4
$1120(-) / $1395 / E5-2660v4
$1590(+) / $1590(-) / E5-2680v4
$1850(-) / $2143 / E5-2690v4

Graphics Cards

$560(-) / $599 / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$360(-) / $379(-) / AMD Vega 64

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To compare to last month, here are the Feb 9, 2019 prices:

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name

SSDs

$86 / $98 / 480gb Intel DC S3500 ***
$99 / $140 / 800gb Intel DC S3500 ***
$160 / $255 / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500 ***

Hard Drives

$43 / $50 / 3TB HGST SATA
$161 / $180 / 8TB HGST SATA
$230 / $279 / 10TB HGST SATA
$419 / $420 / 12TB HGST SATA (this drive is cheaper new)

DDR3 RAM

$15 / $15 / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$16 / $19 / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$29 / $31 / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$30 / $30 / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$99 / $115 / 32GB DDR3 (c)

DDR4 RAM

$52 / $60 / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$69 / $72 / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$95 / $98 / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$132 / $138 / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$225 / $260 / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$255 / $275 / 32GB DDR4 (e)

E5v2 CPUs

$108 / $109 / E5-2660v2
$177 / $178 / E5-2680v2
$301 / $315 / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$245 / n/a / E5-2650v3
$240 / $250 / E5-2660v3
$288 / $300 / E5-2670v3
$298 / $299 / E5-2680v3

$400 / n/a / E5-2690v3
$550 / n/a / E5-2695v3
$700 / $799 / E5-2698v3
$1350 / $2600 / E5-2699v3

E5v4 CPUs

$870 / $1050 / E5-2650v4
$1144 / n/a / E5-2660v4
$1390 / $1390 / E5-2680v4
$1890 / $2143 / E5-2690v4

Graphics Cards

$585 / $599 / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$365 / $399 / AMD Vega 64

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Definition of terms / fine print:

** Price Low — The lowest price to buy this part from a reputable seller in a moderate quantity, price as shipped to the US
*** Price High — There is a reasonably large quantity of this part available from multiple reputable sellers for this price or lower, price as shippe

**** Price for the lowest priced drive of this size, matching this model number or better in the same class. “Same class” would mean sata (S) or nvme (P), as applicable. “Better” means a higher model number than listed. Ranked from worst to best, Intel model numbers are 3500, 3510, 3600, 3610, 3700, 3710 d to the US

(a) — 2Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG
(b) — 2Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG
(c) — 4Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM
(d) DDR4 PC4-2133P ECC Registered
(e) DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC Registered

Some noteworthy changes from last month:

  • It was interesting to see that the price of the 1.6Tb SSD’s has this month returned to the prices seen back in January.
  • There have been continued decreases almost completely across the board with RAM prices, especially in the 32Gb DDR4.
  • Similarly there have been continued decreases in the Higher end E5-v3 (2660, 2670, and 2680 model) CPU prices as well.
  • Perhaps the most noteworthy change has been the significant decrease in the costs and availability of the 12TB HGST drives, down to $299 this month.

As before, let me know if you’ve got any feedback, how I can make this more useful, etc.