I went with a 7700K before Ryzen came out. I had a one year old i5 6500 itx build before that. Small was fun but I wanted bigger and faster. I stayed with LGA 775 for a decade before that, E6400, E6600, Q6600, E8400 and a Xeon 5440. Ryzen seems like a great CPU. I'm sure it would bottlenecked by my rx 480 at 2560x1080 just as my 7700k is. I don't want to spend over $300 on a GPU or CPU. But I splurged a bit on the 7700k after seeing the 6700K priced to the moon for so long. It is the top gaming CPU now. Soon it will be something else. It will never be this iteration of Ryzen. Kabylake-X will probably nudge it out a bit. Coffeelake? Zen+? Who knows? If Coffee drops in my Z270 I might try it. Now I really need a better monitor and GPU. I hope Vega is good.