You have to realize that the x800 is a top of the line ATI card, so of course it's going to be grossly overpriced, that's just how technology works.
Once the x850XT and later cards are released, that card will no longer be "leading edge" and the price will drop quite a lot.
Intel C2D E6320 / AMD Athlon X2 3800+
Gigabyte 965P DS3 / DFI nF4 Ultra-D
2GB OCZ Gold PC2-6400 / 2GB OCZ Gold PC4000
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB / eVGA 6800GS 256MB
150GB Raptor / 74GB Raptor
2x500GB / 320GB
OCZ GameXStreme 850w / OCZ StealthXStream 600w