Ryzen fan boy checking in here. To be clear, when Intel was at the top I ran Intel but I have been on Ryzen since launch and haven't missed Intel one bit. I ran a 3770K then retired that system for Ryzen. Currently run a Ryzen 3600 (the best bang for buck CPU currently) 16GB DDR4 3600 and a Vega GPU. I would highly recommend against Intel atm, especially with Holiday deals on several AMD CPU's. Power consumption, security, and platform price have made Intel a poor choice as of late. The 9900K is a good CPU but can consume up to 200+ watts, compare that with Ryzen 16 core 3950X which only pulls like 130 under heavy load.