My measurements did NOT include the ear.
They were from the exterior face of the connector bracket.
If it helps the power connector is at the top of the card.
I believe the vfd is about in the middle of the case?
Maybe the power connector will clear the top of the vfd.
If not, the 90 deg. connector that someone mentioned earlier should work in all slots but 4 & 5.
I hate to say it but the price and the short depth of the case are the reasons I won't be getting this case.
For me a deep case would be preferred just for the room to work as well as not a concern for my rack.
I made my own rack that is 22" deep 24" wide and can accommodate 18" deep components easily.
It is something like a Salamander but ALOT cheaper. Their equivalent would cost about $800 and mine was ~ $200 and 5 hours of my time.
Uhh, got a bit off topic there
Hope this helps out.