riktw tipped us to a LatticeECP3 Versa development kit:
i got this in a lattice newsletter per e-mail today.
a big PCB with a big FPGA and a fast PCI-E connection for just 99 dollars. after some googeling i found the quickstart PDF from it, it looks like good value for money but not for beginners.
so if you ever had the urge to develop your own video card or network card, well today’s your lucky day :)
Thanks riktw! Via the forum.