I'm not real knowledgeable about computers. I see all these fancy & expensive trading systems people use, and I wonder what do they give you that a basic home computer doesn't? Am I missing out on something by using what I currently have? I have Verizon DSL (just basic service like joe public has). Speed is: 1.81 Mbps download, 0.51 Mbps upload Windows XP 2 GB Memory Intel Core 2 6300 @ 1.86 GHz 400 GB Hard Drive Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT I use NinjaTrader & the internet; I don't notice any lag or poor performance. I was just wondering what a more expensive, faster computer or faster internet speed would do for me.