Exactly why I went 7820x then. It's just not big enough of an upgrade for gaming to switch to 10900x or 10900k especially at 4k. Now that Im at 4.9ghz and will get a 3080 or Big Navi I'll wait until the next major upgrade in a few years with DDR5Agree, Intel HEDT in late 2017 was a decent choice. The other options back then were.
1.) intel 7700k (not enough cores or PCIe)
2.) threadripper 19xx (poor gaming perf.
3.) Ryzen 1xxx (poor game perf.)