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for whatever reason a coin with a loon on it is called a loonie but a coin with a polar bear on it is called a toonie.

Because "Doubloonie" (double loonie), "bear", and "bear moons queen" didn't quite take on as readily as "toonie" did. Toonie (two-knee for pronounciation) was what most of the media called it when it came out, probably due to it being fairly easy to say.

The loonie is the Canadian $1 coin.
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i always knew i was money. tongue.gif


E: but thanks for the info guys!
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It is Intel's fault for bringing the processor out at almost $100 USD higher than the previous generation
In Europe, there are plenty of segments with comparable prices in relation to Z97. In fact, while a 6700K itself is SLIGHTLY more expensive, motherboards maintain the exact same quality/price scheme. In the US, it's even slightly cheaper. I'm sure you're just thinking Canada = World.
    
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I'll say here what I said in the other thread about this, it's not so much that Intel patched an exploit to thier product, it's that they waited 2 months to do it and let the mobos, especially asrock ramp up marketing for it. A lot of people bought based on that marketing and are now stuck.

Intel could have, and should have, released this statement and microcode the first week it was found, but they let down thier consumers by allowing them to believe in something that they eventually shut down overnight without warning and told everyone to stay hush about it.
 
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It is Intel's fault for bringing the processor out at almost $100 USD higher than the previous generation though, so Canadian dollar has nothing to do with it. Pricing in the states is just as bad. Numerous sites have inquired as to why the 6700k is priced in the 5820k (and lately 5930k) bracket, and Intel remains silent.

Then add in the thin, easily bent or broken PCB, the outright horrible stock thermal paste under the heat spreader...

In the UK I've seen the i7 6700K go for around £290-300+ pretty often, I think I only saw it for about £280 once.

I don't know if it's because it's a new processor, because I don't think I've ever seen a quad core i7 going for upwards of £290 so I really have no idea what's up with the price increase. As far as I know the processors before that were around £240-270. At-least sub £280.

Even the 5820K was cheaper than it most of the times I looked up their pricing.
Oddly enough I've just looked up the pricing of the 5820K and it's now about £320+ in the UK.

Perhaps it's the combination of a new processor and the new memory standard DDR4?
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Whoops, double post. Delete please.
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Whoops, double post. Delete please.

 

 

Continue discussion here.

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1590139/wccf-intel-might-be-forcing-ban-on-non-k-oc-feature-on-skylake-motherboards-updated-bios-rolling-out-soon

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