e5-2695 v2 for $120-150 or less

wildpig1234

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Genuine Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 SR1BA 12-Core 2.40GHz 30MB LGA-2011 | eBay

It's kind of a middle of the road cpu in term of single core and multicore performance... but i think compared to 2690 v2 and 2696/7 v2, it's a better price right now.... It's probably not the most popular v2 cpu, less demand, lower price....

also cool to see the large number of cores..:)

Edit: new link here for even lower prices:

Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 2.4GHz 30MB 8GT/s SR1BA LGA2011 [ | eBay

Intel Xeon E5-2695v2 2.4GHz 30MB 8GT/s SR1BA LGA2011 2012110802304 | eBay
 
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glad to see v2 are dropping constantly, very good timing to upgrade from v1 ...
 

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Might have to grab one of these while I wait for the v3/4 Xeon's to drop in price :D
 

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Should be very soon as BF is right at the corner ...
i don't think this batch of 2695 will last till then lol...but might have to wait for another v2 batch.... but hopefully this won't be the last
 

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i don't think this batch of 2695 will last till then lol...but might have to wait for another v2 batch.... but hopefully this won't be the last
Lol, we should be good if STH people stop buying this for now :p
 

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if that 15% coupon is avail right now i might consider getting this....lol... already got too many v2 cpu though.... but only a pair of 2696 v2 so i guess i could add another pair of 12 cores to the collection.
 

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The problem I've got with these is that while they're pretty cheap for what they are, I don't have much use for single server setups these days. Most of the cool tech like VSAN, HA/FT etc is only available when you've got multiple servers. So whenever I think of building something, it's usually at least a 3 node cluster. Which means that even at $150 a piece, I'm still spending at least $900 just on CPUs. And after adding the cost of all the other parts to those $900 - that's when I start thinking long and hard about possible ways to shave that total cost down.

Funnily enough, number 1 component to save money on for a multi-node cluster is usually the CPU. :) Maybe I'm doing it wrong (not an IT pro, it's just a hobby for me), but whenever I try to calculate the total cost of a 3-node cluster with 12-core Ivy chips vs a 4-node cluster with cheap 8-core Sandy chips - they're almost the same. The total number of cores is pretty close ((12+12)*3 = 72 cores vs (8+8)*4 = 64 cores), but the savings from the CPU downgrade almost buy the whole extra node with the motherboard, 128gb ram and 2-3 enterprise SSDs. I'm still very confused with this and trying to figure it out for my builds. :confused:
 

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That listing from my post above is down to $120 now! That is a good price indeed. :D Bought 4 more. At this price they actually make sense to me.
 
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mmo

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That listing from my post above is down to $120 now! That is actually a good price. :D Bought 4 more. At this price they actually make sense to me.
damn, that's hell of a price, seller just add 20% off for a week on all his items.
 

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someone just bought 20 pieces, this won't last long and get them while you can fast ...
 

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seller just add 20% off for a week on all his items.
Hmm. I wonder whether it was a technical mistake on their (or ebay's) part. :confused: A fire-sale on a single item might be intentional, but doing it for everything, all those hundreds of items they've got.. I don't know, now it starts to feel a little bit fishy. I did order 6 of those in total, let's see whether they ship.
 

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Hmm. I wonder whether it was a technical mistake on their (or ebay's) part. :confused: A fire-sale on a single item might be intentional, but doing it for everything, all those hundreds of items they've got.. I don't know, now it starts to feel a little bit fishy. I did order 6 of those in total, let's see whether they ship.

hmm, it does sound suspicious now.... i mean this was selling like hot cake at $150 anyway, wondering why he is reducing the price even more? I am a little concerned now if this is a hacked account or fraud....