6 Year old PC. Anything I can do to make it play newer games?

I built this PC for Diablo 3 around the time it was released. Now I'm trying to play ARK and I have to turn the graphics all of the way down to play and it still crashes with random D3D errors.
Is there anything that stands out as a super weak link that I can upgrade on a budget, or should I start all over?

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
Processor: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4 Ghz
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 SDRAM 1600, 16 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1 GB DDR5
Power Supply: Corsair TX750W
HDD: Hitachi 500 GB 7200 RPM 3.0 Gb/s
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  1. drop an 1050ti/1050 and you are done
    what budget do you have?
    case form factor?
  2. While your CPU is not known as a great gamer, (games rarely use more than two cores) I would say that your HD7850 GPU is the weaest link in your build.
  3. As long as its established that my weak link is the GPU, I'll upgrade it. A $200 budget sounds reasonable.
  4. Then this is my recommendation

    After 30 rebates:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Red Devil Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $199.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-08 22:01 EST-0500

    If no rebates:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 4 GB GTS XXX Edition Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $199.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-08 22:02 EST-0500
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