My suggestion for continued gaming is:
buy a Playstation & a decent TV !!!
I am semi-serious here! I have never understood the need for people to belt their poor old computer to death simply to play games on it; let alone pay good money to keep upgrading their hardware just because some gaming company says they have to or the experience won't be as good?? Especially when there are specialist alternatives available in the marketplace? Online gaming is a different kettle of fish of course; there it's the bandwidth getting flogged?
I admit to being a heavy gamer myself - I play the odd game of solitaire or mahjongg when waiting for my COMPUTER to compile a program or decode a video etc. You know, something computers do!!!
Don't worry, this is only a tongue-in-cheek rant
. Dual boot is the way to go if you really want to do this; just boot into Windows for game playing and do real stuff in Linux. Just ask here for guidance if you are unsure what to do - after you have searched the forums of course - there are some excellent guides on here.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain.