My 7700HQ/GTX1070 motherboard bit the biscuit, probably due to my Intel 660p 2TB failing, and decided to take everything with it. (Greedy Intel) Anyhoo, after having it checked, MicroCenter who sold me the PowerSpec 1710 (Clevo PA70HS-G) wanted $1330 for a new mobo. So, it seems new laptops that are BGA are disposable. So I decided to spend my cash on resurrecting a i7 950 X58 system to something modern. My Rampage III Black Edition mobo has also seen it battles, since the x1 PCIe slots died from doing LN2 overclocking. :B Also the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 was getting long in the tooth... So I bought an all Team RED setup: Asus Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi Z570 mobo Ryzen 3600X Ballistix 2x16GB DDR4-3200 Sapphire Nitro+ 5700 XT EVGA AIO Water cooler Moved all the nice NVME drives I had in the lappy to the desktop, along with my 2 EVO Sata SSD's. Still in the process of installing everything, but it's nice to kiss off NVIDIA for good. (requiring white list in BIOS to enable GSync on a laptop screen is so ghey) But now I face some new challenges, like config'ing my memory to be at the XMP settings. And I have to learn how to tune a Navi card. I'm going to wait a year or so that AMD can roll out some proper laptop solutions.