|The workstation refurbs were all DDR-3 ECC, that was two years ago and a bit before prices got crazy. I think those systems dated to 2012-2013 birth. Most builds were 64gb or 128gb of ram, depending on needs and budget. The last from scratch systems I built were 18 months ago, one was DDR-4, another was DDR-4 ECC and there was already a noticeable bump in ram price. |
I called in a favor and got a deal on engineering samples of these, built two dual cpu systems, however my samples had a lower clock at 2.4GHz. Still a killer system now and especially back then:
If using ECC ram, used ram -usually server pulls- is the only way to go, imo. New ECC ram is always insanely priced compared to used.
What would you guess the performance % bump to be on Intel and AMD moving to 10nm and 7nm respectively? I've read a few articles about it but it seems like educated guesswork until the silicon hits the street and can be independently tested. The AMD Threadripper looks interesting to me if I were to build a system today, which I am not.