I got my Radeon 64mb DDR Vivo card for $215. its even less now i bet, go look at pricewatch.com for great prices.
I had it with Hobbit. that guy seems to be just looking for pitty, not solutions. he needs a bitch session with some old divorced bitter women.
I got the radeon to work perfectly under windows ME after a bit of looking and downloading of new dirvers for, the card, the VIA chipset and directx 8.
160mb system ram
readeon 64mb DDR
bla bla bla
you need to figure out what you want your card to do. and then find the card that can do all those things for the money you are willing to spend.