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Virtualbox - Linux (Host), Windows 7 x64 (Guest)

Last response: in Video Games
November 21, 2011 7:27:39 AM

I recently purchased some new components to build my latest gaming machine. My plan was/is to dual boot the machine as I am a developer for a living and spend most of my time in OS X. But with what I do I can just as easily spend my development time in Linux. So my thought was to dual boot the machine and just swap over when I want to game. However, technology has come a long way since I last tried virtualization for gaming and I'm wondering if we've made enough progress for me to give it another shot?

Here are my system specs, what do you think?

Motherboard - ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
Processor - Intel Core i7-2600K
Hard Drive - OCZ Vertex 3 – MAX IOPS Edition 240GB SATA III MLC SSD
Video Cards - 2x NVIDIA GTX 580 1.5GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0
Memory - 16GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-17000 2133MHz RipjawsX Series (9-11-9-28)
Optical Drive - LG Black 12X BD-ROM Blue-Ray
Power Supply - Corsair Professional Series Gold 850AX

Some things I'm planning on playing..

Star Wars: The Old Republic
World of Warcraft
Battlefield 3
Starcraft II
Guild Wars 2
November 21, 2011 8:08:42 AM

You might get the two older games running, but the newer games I highly doubt it.
A better solution would be to run windows then visualise Linux.