A very general rule of thumb is liquid cooling usually cools a little bit better than air cooling. There are exceptions.
I have an Intel Core i7 4790K cpu with a Noctua NH-D14 cpu heatsink, and Coollaboratory Pro thermal compund. The case fans and the cpu heatsink fans are 140mm Noctua 2,000 rpm industrial fans. I overclocked the cpu to 4.8 Ghz and it is running stable. I also discovered by trial and error that maximum cooling efficiency was reached with all fans set to run at 1,700 rpm. Running at the full 2,000 rpm did not increase cpu cooling.
I have a friend who is a liquid cooling expert. I can't remember which Intel cpu he has but his custom built closed loop liquid cooling system is running stable at 5.0 Ghz.
The CoolerMaster Gemini II and the Corsair H60 are considered to be entry level components. As for recommendations, how far do you want to take it?