Looking to upgrade my current gaming setup

Hi there. So I've had this mid-tier pc for a little while now, and I'm, considering upgrading. I'd like to be able to play games at atleast 60fps at 1440 resolution. Here are my current specs:

Intel Core i5 7400 4core
AMD Radeon RX 580 4gb
Asus Prime B250M-A Motherboard
2x4 sticks of RAM
(some odd psu brand, can't find anything about it through research, 550w)

While I do plan on upgrading everything, I would like to upgrade the most important or performance-gaining parts first.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two months

Budget Range: For individual parts, before shipping, around $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, photo/video processing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: PSU, GPU, CPU, Mobo

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Location: Denver, Colorado

Parts Preferences: I'd prefer Nvidia graphics and an Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Current:P 1080p, upgrading to 1440p
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  1. atleast 60fps at 1440p for $800 budget, you will want GTX1080 which cost $550 to $600. The $200 to $250 to upgrade to 16G memory and maybe a good brand PSU.
  2. You could almost but not quite do a complete new system for that.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB XLR8 Gaming OC Video Card ($289.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $845.83

    But the most important for 1440p is a better video card.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card ($542.03 @ Amazon)
    Total: $542.03

    Save the rest towards an eventual motherboard + CPU upgrade.
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