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HD 5850 in Dell Studio Desktop?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 29, 2009 12:13:25 AM

I was wondering if anyone else has installed a Radeon HD 5850 in a Dell Studio Desktop yet? I measured the inside of the case and it seems like it will fit pretty well but I was wondering if anyone else had already done it?
November 29, 2009 12:46:53 AM

Can you fit a ruler between the PCI-E slot and the hard-drive bays? If so, you're good!
November 29, 2009 2:48:50 AM

Lol the 5850 isn't as much of a cinder block as the 5870 xD
It's only 9.5" long.
And I did use a tape measure and I had 10" of space if I remember correctly.
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November 29, 2009 6:06:32 PM

The only thing I see wrong is that dell desktops probably don't have good cooling!
November 29, 2009 8:21:41 PM

This one actually has great ventilation :]
The only real disadvantage it would have when it comes to cooling is it doesn't have a front intake fan.
It has so many vents in the perfect locations though that I don't think that poses a huge problem.
The average temps for the 4670 I have now are 34C idle 53C load so it can't be too bad.
November 29, 2009 8:22:53 PM

My main concern as I said before is whether or not there is enough space.
November 29, 2009 10:50:51 PM

that psu is a little light for that card!
November 29, 2009 11:15:20 PM

ok cool ..should work great!
November 30, 2009 2:36:35 AM

left side panel off if overheating issues start
November 30, 2009 10:36:50 PM

Well it arrived earlier today and it fits very well :D 
I had to remove the hard drive when I first inserted the card but I put it right back afterwards.
The only problem was the power supply.
The power supply itself wasn't that big but the cords were the size of anacondas!
What I ended up doing was bundling the extra cables and leaving them on the outside of the case so as the others mentioned I had to leave the side off anyway.
For future reference if you're going to install a new power supply in a Dell Studio Desktop GET A MODULAR ONE!!!