Server Pricing Report – December 2019

This is the ninth and final 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 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 10th December, 2019

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

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name

SSDs

$64(+) / $89(+) / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$100(-) / $169(-) / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$200(+) / $275(+) / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

New SSDs

$115() / $184(+) / 240gb Intel D3-S4610
$160(-) / $250(-) / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$410(+) / $410(+) / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$495(-) / $1195(+) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$1040(+) / $1040(+) / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610

Hard Drives

$40() / $50(-) / 3TB HGST SATA
$160(+) / $199(+) / 8TB HGST SATA
$190(+) / $260(+) / 10TB HGST SATA
$299(+) / $459(+) / 12TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$10() / $15() / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$15() / $30() / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$25() / $40() / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$22() / $30() / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$68() / $105() / 32GB DDR3 (c)

DDR4 RAM

$24() / $45() / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$45(+) / $115(+) / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$24(-) / $40(+) / 8GB DDR4 (f)
$37() / $60(-) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$50(-) / $90() / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$72(+) / $100(+) / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$84() / $100(-) / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$85() / $150() / 32GB DDR4 (e)
$99() / $155() / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$130() / $145() / E5-2660v2
$140(-) / $160(-) / E5-2680v2
$195(-) / $270(-) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$88(-) / $100(-) / E5-2650v3
$125(-) / $155(-) / E5-2660v3
$138(-) / $175() / E5-2670v3
$164(-) / $198(-) / E5-2680v3
$200(-) / $255(+) / E5-2690v3
$290() / $340(-) / E5-2695v3
$549(+) / $795(+) / E5-2698v3
$630(+) / $775(-) / E5-2699v3

E5v4 CPUs

$845(-) / $1143(+) / E5-2650v4
$830(-) / $1370() / E5-2660v4
$599(-) / $979(-) / E5-2680v4
$1800(+) / $2328(+) / E5-2690v4
$3400(-) / $3680(-) / E5-2699v4

Graphics Cards

$450(+) / $530(+) / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$288(+) / $315(+) / Nvidia GTX 1080
$299(+) / $359(+) / AMD Vega 64

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To compare with the last report, here are the November 8th, 2019 prices:

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SSDs

$50(-) / $70(-) / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$120(-) / $225(-) / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$180(-) / $210(-) / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

New SSDs

115() / $167(+) / 240gb Intel D3-S4610
$166(+) / $240(+) / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$278(+) / $358(+) / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$559(+) / $653(+) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$893(+) / $960(+) / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610

Hard Drives

$40() / $50(-) / 3TB HGST SATA
$146(-) / $189(-) / 8TB HGST SATA
$170(-) / $215() / 10TB HGST SATA
$233(-) / $317(-) / 12TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$10() / $15() / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$15() / $30() / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$25() / $40() / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$22(-) / $30() / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$68() / $105() / 32GB DDR3 (c)

DDR4 RAM

$24() / $45() / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$37(-) / $55(-) / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$26() / $37() / 8GB DDR4 (f)
$37(+) / $115(+) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$55(-) / $90() / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$55() / $64() / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$84(-) / $120() / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$85(-) / $150(+) / 32GB DDR4 (e)
$99() / $128() / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$130() / $145() / E5-2660v2
$150() / $200() / E5-2680v2
$218(-) / $275(-) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$99(-) / $139(-) / E5-2650v3
$130(-) / $160(-) / E5-2660v3
$126(-) / $180(-) / E5-2670v3
$155(+) / $185() / E5-2680v3
$215() / $268(+) / E5-2690v3
$290() / $370(-) / E5-2695v3
$567(+) / $780(+) / E5-2698v3
$581(-) / $695(-) / E5-2699v3

E5v4 CPUs

$839(-) / $1030() / E5-2650v4
$1370(+) / $1439(+) / E5-2660v4
$750(-) / $979(-) / E5-2680v4
$1745(+) / $1815(-) / E5-2690v4
$3430(-) / $3999(-) / E5-2699v4

Graphics Cards

$450(+) / $499(+) / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$275() / $375(+) / AMD Vega 64
$230(-) / $310(-) / Nvidia GTX 1080

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Some noteworthy changes from last month:

  • RAM pricing has continued to remain mostly stable, as has the pricing of the HDD’s we’re tracking. Any price shifts have been minimal and could be considered inconsequential.
  • Both pricing and availability has become a lot more favorable in the past month for some of the lower model E5v4 CPUs. While there has been small decreases in pricing for the higher end models, they remain more difficult to find on the pre-owned market and the available pricing continues to reflect that.
  • It seems that there is currently very limited availability across several models of Intel D3-S4610 SSD’s. With SSD’s being a popular consumer electronics item, it’s probable that the decreased availability has to do with people waiting until Black Friday / Cyber Monday to buy these products.

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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
(f) DDR4 PC4-2666V 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.