Question i5-4590 and GTX970 - What's my upgrade path?

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I'm considering upgrading my PC as I want something faster. I mostly play Dota2, CS:GO and PUBG, but I would like to be able to play new AAA titles on good graphics on my 1440p Asus PG279Q monitor as well.

Current build:
CPU: i5-4590 3,3 GHz
GFX: MSI GTX970 G4MING
Memory: 3x 4GB Kingston PC3-12800
MB: AsRock H97 Pro4
CPU Fan: Hyper 212 Evo (with better fan on it)

I have some Noctua facs installed in my Fractal Design Refine 3 cabinet as well.

What's my upgrade path from here? I'd prefer not to buy a new GFX yet, but I'm definitely going to take your advice into consideration.

Budget: I'd prefer bang for the buck upgrades.
 
Hmm. Your gpu is limiting the ability to run higher settings at 1440p but the older quad core is going to limit the FPS in newer AAA games. Your really looking at a cpu/motherboard/RAM/GPU upgrade if you want to play modern AAA games at close to 144fps.
 
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xitaah

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Plus, what's the power supply? If it's a low-quality one, that would be the first thing to upgrade under any circumstances, but you did not provide that information.
Darn it, I knew I forgot something.

It's not low quality PSU, it's a:
Plus, what's the power supply? If it's a low-quality one, that would be the first thing to upgrade under any circumstances, but you did not provide that information.
Darn it - I knew I forgot something.

It's not a low-qual PSU, I've learned that the hard way in the past.

It's an Antec EDGE EDG550 550W PSU as recommended by this site back in 2015 :)
 

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Without swapping everything it’s the i7 4770 or 4790 or the K model of either for the CPU and then a GTX 1660Ti or 2060 would be as high as I’d bother with that gen
 

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Depends on budget but s 9700k, RTX2080 and 16Gb 3000mhz RAM would be a great 1440p 144Hz setup. You can compromise down from this if needed, a 2070 or 2060 will work, each compromising settings or FPS.
2080 looks somewhat affordable. 2080TI seems too expensive compared to the performance.

Any specific RAM recommendations? :)
And is my PSU good enough?
 

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