Thanks for the replies ... down loading SteamOs as writing this.There is a lot of good advice regarding GPU drivers, normaly just go for the proprietary driver, using the opensauce driver never crossed my mind. I have moved away from an Ubuntu distro because I do feel it gets a bit bogged down. So now learning how to use Manjaro and Ark Repos on my laptop, if SteamOS is a no go, then Manjaro next .... I shall NOT give up.
If you want Manjaro, install Manjaro. If you want Arch, go back to Windows. Seriously. Arch is not recommended for users new to Linux.
I am a complete GNU/Linux beginner. Should I use Arch?This question has had much debate. Arch is targeted more towards advanced GNU/Linux users, but some people feel that Arch is a good place to start for the motivated novice. If you are a beginner and want to use Arch, just be warned that you must be willing to invest significant time into learning a new system, as well as accept the fact that Arch is fundamentally designed as a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) distribution. It is the user who assembles the system and controls what it will become. Before asking for help, do your own independent research by Googling, searching the forum (and reading the rest of these FAQs) and searching the superb documentation provided by the Arch Wiki. There is a reason these resources were made available to you in the first place. Many thousands of volunteered hours have been spent compiling this excellent information.Recommended reading: The Arch Linux Beginners' guide.
Are these games native to windows? If so, then you may never get the performance that you would get out of windows 7. You may have to dual boot windows and linux (worst case scenario (not really)).