So I have been using Ryzen for 90 days from Skylake. I use it to game/stream and create youtube content for my channel. For you the extra threads of Ryzen is the way to go, and your not losing much with gaming. Also forgo the 1800x. Go 1700x or 1700 and overclock. The X stands for Extended frequency technology, something that boosts the cpu past the boost clock depending on the thermal temps. Only thing is its just on 1-3 cores and its not even more then 50hz in most cases, so the tech is not worth it at all. I have the 1700x and honestly if I could buy again I would of just done 1700 and done a oc.