Should I buy a new rig or upgrade (4K gaming)?

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Hello there, how is everyone doing?

I'm currently in the midst of pondering the new stage of my pc journey and there are a few options open to me which I'm considering and would appreciate opinion and insight!

At the moment this is my build:

AMD APU A10 6800K Black Edition 4.4GHz
Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI
Kingston Hyper X 16GB 2400MHz DDR3
MSI GTX 760 2GB GDDR5

which is housed inside a BitFenix ​​Prodigy Mini-ITX case.

Now this has been a relatively good performing kit, and I can play the majority of games fine however i'm beginning to find new releases - Witcher, Dragon Age ect to struggle, with consistent fps drops to 15-20.

With FallOut 4 in the horizon, and the advent of 4K gaming - it seems like the perfect opportunity to do some upgrading. The question is, what precisely.

I've got roughly 800-1000 available to spend and there are a few options in mind.

A, maintain the board & cpu and upgrade the gpu - buy a 980 Ti

B, new board - go for a 1150 mobo with a 4970K and a 970

or C, go for a 2011-v3 mobo with a 5820k and a 970

Each have different price points of course, however with where I'm 'umming and ahing' is whether it's worth going for a 1150 socket or potentially future proofing my mobo with a 2011-v3 socket...

That being said, do I NEED to upgrade my whole rig for better game performance?

Thanks guys!!
 

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