Need help deciding what to upgrade. (specs inside)

Basically my question is what would you upgrade out of my current system spec.

CPU: i7 2600K (running @ stock)
GPU: EVGA GTX 970
Mobo: Asus P8P67PRO
Ram: Corsair DDR3 8 Gigs
SSD: Samsung EVO 256GB
HDD: WD Black 1TB
Monitor is a Gateway with a max res of 1920x1080

I mostly game on my PC, but I like to have my options open to play around in all aspects of PC related activity. At the moment I was looking at the 2600k, which of course would lead to a new mobo and I would go up to 16 Gigs of ram. Or I was thinking maybe a new monitor that could hit higher resolutions. 4K would be nice to future proof a bit, but then again I know that future proof does not exist, by the time I have hardware to run the 4K, better cheaper 4K monitors will be out there.

So I'm looking for opinions, I get an opportunity about once a year to make some changes, with a budget of "roughly" 500ish I can probably go a bit higher if need be.
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  1. Why are you looking at the 2600k if you already have one ?
  2. CountMike said:
    Why are you looking at the 2600k if you already have one ?


    I was looking at upgrading the 2600K possibly.
  3. There's only 2700 and 2800 CPUs above that one, not a worthwhile upgrade.
  4. Was looking at the i7 6700K actually...
  5. I'm not talking about keeping the motherboard when I upgrade.
  6. Well, than you are looking to build practically new system while keeping some parts eventually.
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