Is there an advantage to higher faster cpu and decent video card while playing online games? My brother and I play UT GOTY online on low ping servers. I use a G3/300 Blue and White, 320MB RAM, stock ATi video card; while he uses a PC, AMD 1.8 GHz cpu,512MB RAM and ATi 9600 video card. We both use cable connection through ethernet. My ping is usually in 50's and his in the high 20's. My question is does the connection speed matter more or does machine specs with respect to any advantages that a faster machines has vs. a slower machine. Or is game play a combination of all factors?