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[–] sakuramboo 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

Yes, you do.

Qemu + kvm + gpu pass through.

Run Linux and when you want to play your windows games (those that haven't been ported to Linux yet) fire up your VM and play.

Or, you can build a Windows machine dedicated to just gaming, toss it in your closet and use steams in-home streaming to play your windows games.

If you are willing to go through all this trouble just to play some game, it would be much easier for you to go one of those routes. Because then, it becomes even easier to block the traffic at the router or host OS level.

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[–] ieatrocks 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

This is not suitable advice for any game made in the last decade.

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[–] hafen 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

Yes it is. With gpu passthrough you retain 95% of the performance.

Lots of other guides and proof out there, this one worked for me using manjaro + a kernel update.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/3lno0t/gpu_passthrough_revisited_an_updated_guide_on_how/

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Which one? I mentioned 2 different methods.

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[–] RedSocks157 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

That is incredibly complex, unfortunately most people just won't spend the time when they could just install windows and have everything insta-work. Hell, I'm pretty computer-savvy and I've never even attempted gpu-passthru.

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[–] hafen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Your definitely right about what most people would do, but its not as hard as you think.

As a total linux noob - with my only prior experience being installing it on a laptop for web-browsing - I'd say getting everything set up was fairly easy. The tutorials on how to set this up were pretty thorough and walked me though step by step. As long as you can follow directions, I thing anyone could do it.

After you figure out whether your hardware is compatible (cpu/motherboard that supports virtualization, 2 gpus (intel integrated graphics count) and a gpu that supports uefi booting (this just makes things simple)) , (If my memory serves me right) Literally all this took was 8 terminal commands, a few text files edited, 2 files moved, and with "Manjaro Settings Manager" (unique feature to this distro I believe) , I was able to update the kernel at the click of a button.

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[–] Johnny09 [S] 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Thanx man