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PC Minimum Reqs for Game development?

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What would be the ideal specs for a PC that is going to be used to develop a gme? Since you need tons of different kinds of software, besides stating the obvious that the more the better. Use a PC or notebook? For example I picked up a book that includess DirectX9 SDK, Anim8, Audiocity,Mappy, Pro Motion Sprite Animation, And the book recommends using VSC++ 2005 Xpress Ed. Thats just and example, it depends on type of game being created and all My specs is: Inspiron 9300 Pentium M 1.8GHZ 1GB RAM 100GB HD and 160GB external drive ATI mobility Radeon x300 Thoughts?

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Dude, you're rig is fine for game dev. Unless you are out there trying to build AAA titles, you really don't need a massive machine. Even then, I bet that you could compile Half-Life 2 Source in under 10 minutes.

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Before my school did an upgrade about 6 months ago, we were developing on machines with 256MB RAM/64MB VRAM. They were a little slow, but they still got the job done.

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