Make sure you check our blog! We recently published an article full of helpful tips to help you navigate the second hand server hardware market on eBay! You can read our Buyer Be Aware post here!
We have also recently published a post discussing the Base Clock, Max Turbo, and All Cores Turbo to help break through some of the confusion around CPU core performances. You can read about our All Cores Turbo post here.
For the most part, pricing has been pretty stable this past month. Though there has been some changes here and there, there’s been nothing truly exciting.
Availability of drives is still a little hit and miss. Some drives are definitely showing increased availability, but others are still definitely hard to get.
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 third 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.
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