building pc's was so much more expensive just to years ago..
the midrange cards were all 200-300 dollars.. and ALL highend cards were 400-600.. and NONE of them midrange cards were near performance of high end cards like they are today
you new computer builders are all spoiled!!!
i myself, do not mind paying 150-200 for 2gb's of some good ram... i myself still see no use in over 2gb's.. and i'm a graphic designer