couldnt agree more. Follow Dark & seti's lists giving us an idea of what you're working with. I'd suggest rather than sticky'ing this, actually placing a list of "required specs" on the "General Hardware & Software" forum mainpage somewhere near the top.
Or maybe as a requirement for membership of this forum, listing your specs in your sig, like alot of the members here have already done? Which would mean I better hurry up and get mine placed!