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