now my question is, every game seems to be running very well on max settings at 1080p except for a few that i feel i should be getting better fps on, one of which is hitman absolution, on absolute max settings i get 17fps, ive seen online a gtx 760 getting around 38fps average, so my question is, is my motherboard or anything else bottlenecking my videocard?
Your CPU is powerful enough. If you're getting low FPS it could be that you push settings too far. Are you using a lot of AA? It takes a major hit on performance, it can even bring the most powerful cards to their knees, so I would try to reduce AA if you push it too far. Anyways, I never found that AA improves graphics a lot and it's a major resource hog so I tend to use only 4x.