Will a 5850 fit my case?

Hey crew. I've been saving up to buy a 5850 for some time now but before I order it I'd like to be 100% certain everything will go as planned. I have this case:

http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cases/X-Blade/index.htm

And I'm not sure if it will fit, the measurements are on the site but I think that includes the hard drive bays aswell? Is there any harm if a graphics card is imposing on an empty hard drive bay?

And secondly I have this motherboard:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/content.php?S_ID=362

Again I'd like to be sure that it could take a 5850.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. I hope you arent planning on trying to run a 5850 with the PSU that comes with that case. An explosion waiting to happen from the looks of some reviews lol.
  2. The card is 9.5" long it should fit. I support the concern about the PSU above.
  3. Yeah I was planning on upgrading the PSU.

    The PSU needs to be reliable and able to run everything even it was at peak load.

    And I need new RAM, I think my Motherboard only supports DDR2?


    Anyway specs are:

    AMD 620 x4
    Nvidia 8100/720a (Yes a chipset)
    2GB DDR2 RAM

    So I need a new PSU, 4GB RAM (Pref 2x2gb) and confirmation on the card fitting my case.
  4. It will fit in your case the case is 19.25" the card is 9.5" which is less than half the case http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cases/X-Blade/1017.htm the hard drive cage is sideways which leaves even more space.
    Quality PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
  5. Use a tape measure to measure the distance from the slot at the back of the case to the back of a HD.....If it's bigger than 9.5", you're "green".

    And yes, I wouldn't trust my hardware to a $80 case / psu combo.
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