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This month again there has been more significant decreases in a lot of parts as well as a solid increase in availability. This is most likely still attributed to a lot of people getting out of the crypto market and selling off their hardware.
This month we’re seeing increased availability of larger size drives, both SSD’s and HDD’s. There has also been a marked increase in some prices of these drives as well.
As noted in our ‘Safe Buying Practices’ blog post, this would probably be a really good time to exercise caution when it comes to buying used SSD’s, particularly if you don’t know their origins as crypto mining has been known to cause excessive wear in particular in SSD’s.
All in all, most parts across the board are starting to get back to where we would have expected them to be, pre crypto-mania.
This is our second month of tracking the Xeon Platinum 8160 CPU. The reason we’ve opted to add this CPU to our list is because at 24 cores and 150w TDP we felt this CPU provides a reasonable upgrade point from the E5v4 CPU without using too much additional power. Already we’ve seen a significant change in just one month, so it will be very interesting to see how the prices continue to trend.
If you’d like to see more parts added to the list, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
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