I suggest you take a look at the one I put together for you and my accompanying comments. It gives you a good starting point and with the exception of the video card is a better computer than the Corsair for nearly $1,000 less. You just said you preferred Radeon cards, so that's what I put in it.
The one thing I don't like about the Corsair is the Micro ATX build. There is nothing wrong with a tiny little motherboard, but they are much harder to work with.
I suppose you couldn’t do this now, but maybe when this is all over and done with you should consider selling the rental house. You’re so far in the hole right now that I doubt you could recoup your losses by continuing to rent it. jmo Best of luck with the current situation. Sure seems totally unfair.
You know, I was loving this game and then life intervened again - my Alienware is starting to show its age and has been out of commission for a while. In the meantime I've sort of been bouncing from one older game to another on my new, no -gaming laptop because my head just isn't into challenging.
Lately I seem to have fallen down The Dark Mod rabbit hole....very impressive missions. Better than the actual game, in my opinion.
I do plan on getting back to this game, because it's very good. I might even start again -- I was a long way in when I quit.
I won't even finish the Demo if the game relies too heavily on brutal themes, torture, shock tactics, etc. I can't tolerate that, emotionally. But as someone already said, you often can tell what the content/context of a game will be from the cover art or the one-minute intro or from past games in that series.
Otherwise, the main reasons I've bailed were 1) didn't run properly on my machine, 2) puzzles were too easy for the game to be interesting or 3) game involves excessive arcade aspects or includes other forms of timed/combat components.
Of course, some games bore you from the outset. We've all been there. I skip those, too.