Ahh ok! I thought you only look at the small dimension (10.6inch in the pic). That is why I bought the slightly larger case for my card.
I don't know if this matters but... Does a smaller case stay cooler then a larger one (given that fact you use modular cables, not taking up too much room). I am thinking, the fans are closer to the components, therefore cooling them better. On the other hand more space means better airflow and possibly better cooling as well.
Would anyone shed some light on this?
Logistically speaking, larger cases would allow for better cooling as they offer more room for air to enter and to escape. A mid-tower can stay just as cool if you have the right amount of fans. Usually, 2 is enough, but the more would allow for optimal cooling.