I am currently building a gaming PC of my own and was wanting to cut out the ridiculous cost of $100 for windows 7 or 8 for my budget build. Is there any way that battlefield 3 could be ran with moderate to high settings with a high consistency on the current version of Ubuntu?
The short answer is no. Ubuntu cannot run windows games that use 3D extensively unless there is a specific version for Linux. Wine doesn't cut it as most games will not work if they use 3D extensivley. Some 3D games work, but they tend to be 5-10 year old games,
I forked out for the extra money for Windows and use it for Games only. A linux only gaming rig will limit the games you play. The only game I play on Linux is Minecraft but that is a cross platform game. All my first person shooters are on Windows.