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Most motherboards have have temp sensors on them my Chrosshair has 5. One of them a board sensor at idle it reads almost 10-20 C lower than the others. So by my best guess my current best guess would be 28C inside the case with 30C recorded. The highest temp on the CH6 is the chipset at 49C.
This is a pretty good guess because when I was doing WC and had a thermo-couple inside the case. With enough air flow into the radiators the coolant temps out of the radiator should not be more than 1 degree higher internal air temperature. That is if the radiators are large enough. If the water temp out of the CPU had more than 2-3 C above radiator out, the water block is clogged, needs thermal paste or just inadequate. I do not think there are many available that not capable. Any block capable of cooling a OC FX-9950 is more than what is needed.
My last WC was a FX-9950 with two OC'd WC RX-380s. A 25mm x 140mm raditator and a 280mm x 40mm radiator with push/ pull fans, case mounted. That is about 800-900 watts load at 100% for GPUs + CPU powered by a 1100 watt supply.
Now I just use a air cooled Ryzen and a air cooled GTX 690 an a 700 watt supply.
Pretty much good enough for who it is for.
Water moving slow through radiators transfers the maximum amount of heat to the air. Water moving quickly enough through the water block removes the maximum amount of heat from the CPU.
Primary: Crossover 27" 2560 x 1440, Crosshair VI, Ryzen 1600, Flair 2400, GTX 690. Secondary: MSI 890FX GD-70 R 2.0, FX-8350, HD 7790, Kingston 8 GB x 2, Western 1Tb hybrid, VisionTek 1000