But it's pertty
I hope this will help me win 18 world titles
I think it's quite difficult to come up with an average number for this sort of stuff, and even if you can, it's kind of meaningless. The achievable overclocks on a CPU follow almost a negative expo curve. Without getting to mathsy, you get a lot of people able to OC to 3.3GHz, and very few able to get to 4.1, or even 4.0GHz (I think it's something like 20% can hit 4.0GHz with a 1700). In addition to that, you have to consider the ambient temperature inside the case because of the passive cooling on the VRMs. So all in all, its near impossible to say how hot the VRMs will get.
That was a typo. Does it matter? You can’t space out 4 slots to make them usable with dual slot cards - anyway the 1x slots will accommodate 16x cards as they’re all open backed. I guess it does matter to you or you wouldn’t have gone to that effort. But hey, I can’t judge you for how you spend you time.
Well on average I would say 3.9GHz on 1700