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However, for a personal recommendation, I'd suggest a build-it-yourself XSPC watercooling kit, or even custom loop components. These are in most cases, vastly superior to CLC based cooling, but that's more of an "are you comfortable with it" thing. Just my opinion. I've owned an H80, and XSPC DIY kit. Highly recommend the XSPC kits.
I agree. One of those XSPC DIY kits will do a better job than a "all-in-one" kit. However, they cost more. To get a 920 @ 4.0GHz, the Corsair H80 will do just fine.
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Thanks for all the help guys.

I definitely want to build a custom water-cooling setup, but I will do that for my next build. For this one I will stick with an AIO kit.

I will probably try to find someone local that can help me build one since I'm completely clueless when it comes to water-cooling, but I love custom cooling builds. I think they look awesome.

Also, I played a couple games with MSI afterburner running in background and I don't think I'm being bottle necked. In Bioshock Infinite both cards were being utilized 45%-55% and doing Far Cry 3, they were both at around 90%-92% so that should cancel out any notion of a bottleneck right?

The only thing that still bothers me is the low 3DMark score. I really don't care for benchmarks, but I feel like something is wrong.

Edit: During Crysis both cards ran at 98% . That indicates there's no bottleneck right?
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