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ASUS ROG G75VW, worth it to replace the motherboard

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I loved this laptop, but ASUS wants $800 to fix it due to a bad motherboard. I'm wondering should I spend $70 on eBay for a possibly working board or spend $280 for a for sure working one off Amazon.

The laptop new was bought for $2k or something. Anyone think it's worth fixing or no since it's fairly old now.
    
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LOL for $800 you can get THIS and smoke that laptop.

My own opinion is... let it die. How old is the machine, 3-4 years? There's no way you can consider that thing to be even remotely relevant for gaming. I mean... my laptop is the one I linked, also in my sig, and I bought it for $810. It's about to lose all of its value due to upcoming Pascal and Polaris mobile GPUs... so there's little reason to drop that much into a replacement part for a PC that's got a market value of MAYBE only that much. redface.gif


If you can spare the cash, then I highly implore you to hold out for a bit longer... but if you cannot wait, then check out the machine I linked. It's still one of the best purchases I've ever made for tech-related stuffs.
     
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