After checking some options and following advice, here's what i've come up (quite proudly too):
PCPartPicker part list: Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core, Radeon RX 480 8GB, Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker
Price breakdown by merchant: Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core, Radeon...
I am looking into getting a gaming pc/console to link up with a 1080p tv, and play games mainly from Steam.
I have looked into the Alienware Alpha at 799$, a customised Syber machine or getting the parts and building it from scratch. What would you recommend?