1: You could probably find a water block somewhere for it
2: I don't own it, my friend does, and I don't remember the WEI scores, but WEI is totally irrelevant anyway, since it doesn't measure anything. My card gets like a 7.8, and my 6670 gets a 7.1. There are other ways to measure stuff.
3: It won't bottleneck
4: Not sure about this, I dont own the game.
5: My buddies card is pretty quiet, he got the XFX model I believe.
6: I very much recommend the card. It is one of the greatest bang for the buck cards out there. Very good gaming performance.
just about all 700w and lower cooler master psus are low quality compared to the competitors in the same price range. I dont think there is any price point where there is any good coolermaster psu except the gx 450w to some extent which was made better than its larger wattage psus of the same family.
I am thinking about getting this card and I wanted to have some questions answered by someone who knows alot about it or has one.
1) Can you watercool it?
I dont have mine water cooled but I have it overclocked a little bit and its still very stable but the option is there to put a waterblock on it and from what I can tell its easy. Here is a waterblock I found to show you. http://koolance.com/vid-ar687-r-video-card-vga-amd-rade...
2) Can you post the WEI no matter your thoughts of it? I am getting 7.8 for both graphics and gaming graphics. Mind you there are way better cards out there this one is greAt for single screen performance
3) Will it bottle neck my system(in my signature)? Well I have a core i7-2600K clocked at 4.033ghz and there is absolutely no bottlenecking going on and from what I can see in your post there is no problems with your processor. They say for any gaming an i5 is more than enough processing speed. and thats not oc'd..
4) If you have any of the batmans (arkham asylum or arkham city) can you post the fps on the benchmark and your system? Now i cant honeslty answer that one for you but on newer games like Dirt3 which usually comes with your HD6870, you are seeing well over 60+fps at 1920x1080 with all full anti-aliasing as well. On a game like Syrim I am getting more than enough to play it on 1080p but I recommend full at 1600x900 only because of the tessalation factor
5) Is it quiet and cool or loud and hot? As far as being a hot card. On a program like MSI Kombustor or FurMark, I have ran the burn in test for well over ten minutes and only achieved a 85c which Im told is pretty good for having a 20% overclock on the core and a 13% overclock on the memory. Most of the time I am sitting around 65-70 in full gaming and I hardly notice the fan going off but I did use the MSI afterburner to set my own fan speed intervals but even at stock fan speeds I was only a few degreees higher.
6) What are your overall thoughts of it? I personally would refer these to my friends who are on a bbit of a budget and whom were looking at some extensive gaming. I seriously am looking into buying another one to get some extreme tests out of mine and hopefully get a dual gpu setup better than most of them around . Im told I can buy another one and still have greater performance achievements than a single gtx580 so Im gonna shoot for that instead of dishing out an extra couple hundred bucks for a single card with a dual gpu setup.
If you answer any of these questions please also put which 6870 yuo have(mis, xfx, etc.)
Oh im running the Powercolor Radeon HD6870 with a core clock of 950 and a mem clock of 1100. Manually oc'd for certain programs and I usually let it go factory defaults for most things...
ASUS P8Z68V-LX mobo-Core I7-2600K@4.033.ghz- 16gb Kingston HyperX- 60gb Petrol OZD SSD-1tb Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm- Powercolor Radeon HD 6870 1gb ddr5- with v-core running hd3000 graphics as well with 8gb shared memory.