[SOLVED] First Linux Gamming Rig, whats needed?
Hi everyone. My name is Michael and I am new to this site but am loving it already and using it as my primary Linux/Unix source of information.
First my background :
I am a PC technician with advanced knowledge of PC hardware and Windows OS. I have taken a small Linux class but that was just worthless. I have used Ubuntu over the years for your standard desktop PC. I also have some experience with Fedora.
On a scale of 1 - 10 10 being All knowing,
I have a 3 understanding of the smb.conf file and making a system Windows Network ready,
A 4 in the FS hierarchy,
A 6 understanding of the synaptic package managers and the use of Debian based installations,
And finally I have a 4 understanding of WINE and getting Win apps to run.
I build PCs (and do repairs) out of the house for a little extra income. Up till now I have used Ubuntu for my slower systems for the low overhead and the ease-of-use for the end consumer.
Right now I am building my first mid-range "gaming" Linux build and would love to have some help. I have narrowed the Disto to Ubuntu, Fedora, or openSUSE (I have no exp with SUSE). Also I have for some reason always had trouble with ATI restricted drivers so thats something I would love to have a lot of help in.
System Specs :
- MOBO : NVIDIA MCP61S Chipset
- CPU : AMD Athlon X2 4050e (45W edition, will be OC'd)
- RAM : 2 x 512MB DDR2
- VGA : HIS Radeon 2600 Pro 512MB GDDR2 PCIx16 (has the IceQ cooler)
- HDD : 160GB
Besides being able to do everything Linux can do out-of-the-box this system needs to be able to play games. Below is a list of games I want to pre-install, this also includes multiplayer demos so if you know any please mention them. Please note that several of these games I don't like but are popular so please don't judge me.
- World of Warcraft (No Linux native client, runs in WINE)
- Unreal Tournament Demo (latest one for Linux)
- Age of Empires II\Conquerors Expansion
- Original Unreal GOLD Retail
- Elder Scrolls III Morrowind\Tribunal\Bloodmoon
- Original Ultimate Doom for Windows 95
- and several other old old games that will be tested in a VM.
Please list any other games that I should install through the package manager or any demos that would be good.
Last thing for this post, I need specific directions on how to get this system ready. Such as partitioning, drivers, WINE, Wine-Doors, installation priority etc.
I know this is a huge post but I will be selling this PC so I need to make sure it is done right.