Basically, everything in my case is around 10 years old. I built it in '09, but had to go cheapish and use older stuff. Plus I half put it together myself (bought a case with the main guts and put in a graphics card and power supply of my own choosing), so..yeah. I had and still have little idea what I'm doing, so they were probably not good matches. And it turns out the motherboard can only support 4GB of RAM total, so there's not much improvement I can do there.
Motherboard is MSI MSI N1996, 2 RAM slots (DDR2, 4GB max )
Processor is AMD Athlon II X2 245, 2.90 GHz
Graphics Card is NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
I'd like someone more intelligent and experienced to tell me if it'd make enough of a difference to replace the motherboard with something that could handle more RAM and possibly make more use of the GeForce, or if it'd be just as well to look for a more modern pre-built setup. It'd have to be a sort of middle-of-the-road system to make it fit my price range, but today's Average probably beats my current setup by miles.
I don't really need my pc to go all out on the graphics (I bought my PS4 for that), but I'd like to actually be able to play some of the newer stuff (specifically Ark: Survival Evolved and Subnautica, both of which I stupidly bought despite not being able to run them worth a snert)