Should I buy a GTX 1080TI or keep my EVGA GTX 970s SLI and rebuild for the same money?

Back in November of 2014 I put together my current AMD gaming PC; specs are below... I mostly play GTA 5 in 3840x2160 with mostly everything turned to max with extended distance scaling turned all the way down. I can post all my in game settings if anyone is interested. I am barely averaging 50 FPS and while it still looks amazing to me, I'm looking to turn up that extended distance scaling and have room to make some more tweaks.

My goal is to come as close as I can to maxing out those settings so I can get a smooth 60fps in 4k. I have a budget of $700. Please keep in mind I am within an average of 10 FPS of achieving that goal.

*My first thought was to go out and buy a GTX 1080 Ti to replace my 2 GTX 970's. Done right?

*However, after further research, I found that the newer i5 and i7's where averaging almost 20 FPS with my same graphics cards running SLI. For the same money as a GTX 1080 Ti, I could rebuild my gaming PC. All I would need is Mobo, CPU and Ram. (Please correct me if I am wrong base on my list of current parts below).

FYI : I like both AMD and Intel. I thought about Ryzen, however I'm thinking about changing gears and trying to build a newer Intel machine. Unless Ryzen will give me anymore of an advantage that I'm not seeing yet.

Thank you all very much for any advice you can offer me. BTW I am not making any discussions till the end of June this year.

MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+
AMD FX-8320E Vishera (Overclocked and water cooled)
16gb DD3 ADATA (1866mhz)
X2 SLI - EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SC GAMING w/ACX 2.0
EVGA Bridge for SLI
Crucial M550 2.5" 256GB SATA 6Gb/s
3tb Western Digital HD
Thermaltake Chaser Series A31 (ATX Mid Tower)
EVGA SuperNOVA 850watt power supply

Display - 55 Samsung JS7000 4K HDR 60hz TV
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  1. one good solution is to buy rams at high mhz like 2400,2666 or even better 2800.....also you can change your hdd storage to ssd for more speed !!!!
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  2. Keep the 970 SLI cards and rebuild everything else. A 1080ti with your current rig is a waste.
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    Your graphics solution is about equal to a GTX 1070. It's actually a little bit better than a GTX 1070 but not much better. You have a few problems. First is that your CPU is too weak. Secondly your graphics cards are too weak to properly handle 4K 60fps. The third problem is cash. You don't have enough cash to upgrade to a GTX 1080 ti and upgrade the CPU and the rest of the system too which would be ideal. You could sell your CPU for about $120, sell the motherboard for about $80, and sell the GTX 970's for $150 each. That would net you an extra $500. Now sell the RAM too for $80. Now you have $1280 to work with. For $1280 you can get:

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock B150M Pro4V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($99.97 @ Jet)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition Video Card ($698.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1159.83
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-20 18:42 EDT-0400
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  4. Thank you everyone for taking the time to respond to this. Theonerm2 thanks for being a voice of reason and for doing the research!
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