I want to install Ubuntu natively on my gaming laptop. I feel comfortable and confident in troubleshooting most things, and have installed Ubuntu on an older laptop of mine before about a year ago. I want to switch due to my most recent niche for developing and Linux. I'm worried I'll have driver issues or some freak error resulting in a hard-brick; a $2,000 paperweight. I'd follow all the A-Z backups and basic precautionary steps of course.
What's the worst that could happen?
Manufacturer: Maingear Computers
Memory: 16.0 GB RAM
GPU: GeForce GTX 770M
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Killer Wireless-N 1202 (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller