As I shop and put together wish lists I'm finding that the price to build a complete system between an i9 9900k and a Ryzen 7 3700x the price is roughly the same due to the fact that the x570 boards are a bit more money and that I would need to invest in a Video card that does nothing for me when it comes to music production. It seems to me that the real gem is the 3900x seeing that it competes even with the Intel i9 9900x. It's roughly $100 more than the 9900k (talking about a complete system build, not a cpu price difference) but a decent performance boost in all tasks. The other downside to Ryzen are those motherboard chipset fans and the fact that currently Asrock seems to be the only ones with Thunderbolt support. I like Asrock just fine but if you are an Asus or Gigabyte or MSI fan and need Thunderbolt then for now you are out of luck. Of course the cost of the Ryzen gets much cheaper if you aren't concerned with Thunderbolt or memory bandwidth beyond 64GB then there are plenty of decent X470 and b450 boards. I think that is where the sweet spot against Intel is when looking at cost, at least on the 3700x and below. Just a few more hours to Prime days but I'm not sure they're going to have anything much better priced than what I've seen regarding the CPU's and motherboards that have everything I want so the wait might be in vein. Perhaps I'll get a good deal on some SSD's and a power supply at least. I'll know very soon whether or not I go AMD or Intel.