I must say, I didn't know what I was missing, but after I upgraded my computer. WOW just WOW. I am running on max settings and it's like a whole new game to me. The effects I was missing out on is just another big WOW. lol I didn't go over my budget too much, but I was able to get everything I needed for under 700 us, not to bad for a pieced together gaming PC.
Oh and I can run on maxed setting with SWTOR too, that was the biggest test, my older computer couldn't keep the lag out, and I was running on low settings. Yes i am a very happy camper today.
BTW after that computer update I did, I had to rush off to get a new monitor. HEHE
I was amazed at the graphics at max quality. I upgraded my PC and the game looks amazing now. I am currentley using a 42" HD LCD TV as my other monitor has gone wrong. I am runnng at 200hz refresh at full graphics with 5.1 surround sound. The sound quality is alot better now i can turn the high quality on but the 5.1 surround effect isn't all that good. I have a Soundblaster surround sound card too.
I really wish they had cone this route graphically with champions as well. The game here looks great, but it would look amazing on that game as well. Especially with the finer details they add in when they can.