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Legion T5 mobo just died: what should I replace it with?

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Anyone have any thoughts on what I can and should replace it with? I don't need the top of the line, something in the middle would be just fine.
This was a T5 machine that came with Intel i7-10700, has 16 GB of DDR4 and a GTX 1660 Super card. I know, not a wildly powerful machine but for the short amount of time that I had this running, it worked very well for me. Just want to say, this being my first Legion experience, I'll never buy one of these EVER again....
I checked that using the old paperclip trick and it works :-(
The most useless test that and is here is why.

Bad PSUs can pass the paperclip test. The true test that eliminates a PSU from the equation is a replacement or trying that same PSU in another known working machine. Only these 2 can truly rule out a PSU.

Paperclip tests are flawed since you're advised to induce a load on one end of the PSU to get it to start, that test does not tell you how many watts the PSU can effectively output if connected to a full build.

What is the make and model of the PSU?
Make and Modlel of the Motherboard?


Unfortunately they come with crappy PSUs
I do not wish to alarm you but the attached video is the one that I use as an example to show the sort of equipment that is required to conclusively test a PSU, I am not aware of any Staples or Office outlet that has such equipment in store.

What the equipment does is simulate a computer under load and so the PSU behaves as it would when it is powering your PC, multi-meters and the basic testing devices that you can purchase from some merchants only test the basic voltage output from the PSU rails and so cannot be relied on as 100% conclusive.

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