And the idea is that Nvidia and AMD are both on the cusp of releasing their new hotness in the next few months. Rumor has it the new AMD chipset is in the PlayStation Neo. Intel is also got a new chip coming out which will first see release in their Gaming NUC Skull Canyon. Ask again in September and you still wont get a good answer, but it will be apart of the new generation, and this current generation will be discounted.
I'm eyeballing the Skull Canyon for some indie steam games (and SuperGiant Game releases not on Xbox) for one at a lower price-point, but I'd troll for builds in your price range on PC Part Picker
EDIT: Intel's Skull Canyon is not a new chip, but a new revision.