Server Pricing Report – October 2019

This is the seventh installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2019.

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 WebHosting Talk and on our blog.

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

Prices as of 3rd October, 2019

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

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name

SSDs

$64(+) / $78() / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$179() / $245() / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$180(-) / $290(+) / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

New SSDs

$115(+) / $125(-) / 240gb Intel D3-S4610
$146(-) / $185(-) / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$245() / $283() / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$445() / $525(-) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$670(-) / $780(-) / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610

Hard Drives

$40() / $54() / 3TB HGST SATA
$163(+) / $180(+) / 8TB HGST SATA
$190() / $215() / 10TB HGST SATA
$310() / $450() / 12TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$10() / $15() / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$15() / $30() / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$25(+) / $40() / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$23(-) / $30(-) / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$68(-) / $105() / 32GB DDR3 (c)

DDR4 RAM

$24(-) / $45() / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$40(-) / $55(-) / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$45(+) / $60(+) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$60() / $76(-) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$106(+) / $120(-) / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$125() / $178(+) / 32GB DDR4 (e)

E5v2 CPUs

$130() / $145() / E5-2660v2
$150(-) / $200(-) / E5-2680v2
$240(-) / $280(-) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$105(-) / $150() / E5-2650v3
$150(-) / $200(+) / E5-2660v3
$150(-) / $217() / E5-2670v3
$145(-) / $185(-) / E5-2680v3
$215(-) / $225(+) / E5-2690v3
$290() / $378() / E5-2695v3
$399(+) / $470(+) / E5-2698v3
$440() / $790(-) / E5-2699v3

E5v4 CPUs

$1030(+) / $1300(+) / E5-2650v4
$900(+) / $1370(+) / E5-2660v4
$1199(+) / $1489(+) / E5-2680v4
$1710(+) / $1845(+) / E5-2690v4
$4000(+) / $4760(+) / E5-2699v4

Graphics Cards

$450(-) / $520(-) / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$275(-) / $350(-) / AMD Vega 64
$320() / $360() / Nvidia GTX 1080

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To compare with the last report, here are the September 13th, 2019 prices:

SSDs

$63(-) / $78(-) / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$170 / $245(+) / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$184(-) / $240(+) / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

New SSDs

$109(-) / $185(-) / 240gb Intel D3-S4610
$146(-) / $204(-) / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$245(+) / $283(-) / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$445(-) / $695(-) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$780(-) / $994(-) / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610

Hard Drives

$40 / $54(+) / 3TB HGST SATA
$160 / $175 / 8TB HGST SATA
$190(-) / $215(-) / 10TB HGST SATA
$310 / $450 / 12TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$10 / $15 / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$15 / $30(+) / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$24(+) / $40(+) / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$25 / $31(-) / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$95 / $105 / 32GB DDR3 (c)

DDR4 RAM

$27(-) / $45 / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$45(-) / $75 / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$40(-) / $55(-) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$60(-) / $78(-) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$105(-) / $125 / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$125(+) / $160(-) / 32GB DDR4 (e)

E5v2 CPUs

$130(+) / $145(-) / E5-2660v2
$170(+) / $230(-) / E5-2680v2
$250() / $290(-) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$125(-) / $150(-) / E5-2650v3
$160(+) / $170(+) / E5-2660v3
$175(-) / $217(-) / E5-2670v3
$146(-) / $198(-) / E5-2680v3
$230(-) / $275(+) / E5-2690v3
$290(-) / $378(+) / E5-2695v3
$397 / $459(+) / E5-2698v3
$440(+) / $699(-) / E5-2699v3

E5v4 CPUs

$845(-) / $1029(+) / E5-2650v4
$775(-) / $1200(+) / E5-2660v4
$1350(-) / $1212(-) / E5-2680v4
$1698(-) / $1750(-) / E5-2690v4
$3385 / $3420 / E5-2699v4

Graphics Cards

$550 / $585 / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$330 / $370 / AMD Vega 64

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Some noteworthy changes from last month:

  • We’ve added another new product this month that we are tracking, the Nvidia GTX 1080 Graphics Card, but as always, if there’s anything specific you would like to see just let me know and we can add it to our list.
  • There seems to be a lot of stability at the moment in server parts pricing. RAM, SSD and HDD prices have remained fairly constant with only small shifts in pricing.
  • There has been very little price movement across the E5v2 and E5v3 models.
  • The most surprising change this month was definitely the significant increase in the prices of the E5v4 CPU models, with some increasing by almost 50%.

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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 shipped to the US
  • 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

(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

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