Try to find a used system.
I think it is a great way to start the hobby.
I bought a 55 gallon tank in an oak cabinet with everything I needed (and then some) for 200 dollars.
That included mature water, 4 fish, decorative rock and live rock too.
It's not state of the art (UGF
, dated skimmer) but I love it and when I feel I am ready, I will add to it and then eventually buy a much larger tank and do the whole reef thing.
Until then I am loving my new tank, my new fish, and my new hobby.