Best PC upgrade I could get on a $2000 budget?

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I’m gonna try make this short and simple.

This is my current pc:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.00 @ Umart)
Motherboard: Asus - M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($120.00)
Memory: Kingston - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.00 @ Shopping Express)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.00 @ Storm Computers)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card ($200.00)
Case: Thermaltake - Chaser A31 Snow White ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.00)
Optical Drive: LG - GH24NSD1 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Storm Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($100.00)
Other: Aerocool AER-4713105953275 KCAS 500W 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply ($90.00)
Total: $1058.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-31 21:05 AEDT+1100

Over the course of 2018 I will save for a pc upgrade, while also selling the stuff in my current PC that I can’t re-use. After doing I math I figured I would have around $2000 AUD. My request is for someone to make the best possible upgrade I could get for that money. This will be purely a gaming PC, so I would prefer intel. My moniter is 1080p 60hz, but I definitely will be upgrading to a better one soon. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($545.00 @ Storm Computers)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z370 Pro Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($265.00 @ IJK)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($250.00 @ Centre Com)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($191.60 @ Skycomp Technology)
Total: $1340.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-31 21:33 AEDT+1100

Get this and wait for NVIDIA Volta to launch and get a top of the line Volta GPU.
Nothing else needs to be upgraded.
In future when you upgrade again after 3Yrs/5Yrs you won't be required to upgrade the PSU as the one I listed will handle even most demanding CPU+GPU with no problem and will last you good 10Yrs with no problem(covered under warranty).
 
You can re-use the SDD/HDD. You should make a list again when you are ready to purchase, as there will be Volta released by then. Should be something like this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($349.00 @ Shopping Express)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.00 @ IJK)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($269.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($739.00 @ Scorptec)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($146.00 @ Shopping Express)
Total: $1836.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-31 21:43 AEDT+1100
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($545.00 @ Storm Computers)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z370 Pro Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($265.00 @ IJK)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($250.00 @ Centre Com)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($191.60 @ Skycomp Technology)
Total: $1340.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-31 21:33 AEDT+1100

Get this and wait for NVIDIA Volta to launch and get a top of the line Volta GPU.
Nothing else needs to be upgraded.
In future when you upgrade again after 3Yrs/5Yrs you won't be required to upgrade the PSU as the one I listed will handle even most demanding CPU+GPU with no problem and will last you good 10Yrs with no problem(covered under warranty).
 

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Thank you for suggesting this! There isn’t a lot of information on Volta, are you sure I would be able to buy the BEST Volta gpu for the price of a 1070 ti... unless of course it’s gonna be a situation with Maxwell to Pascal, where it’s cheaper, but better...
 
I left you with $700 and I hope you can pull it bit further as there is time for it to launch so if you can pull up $800 then there is good possibility of getting your hands on GTX1180/2080 after it release.

That will be very powerful GPU it will definitely be a notch above GTX1080Ti.
 

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