Trey McDonald said:
Can you post the dimensions of this case? (even a ballpark would help!)
13.5*17.3*4.4 I was a little upset that we couldn't get it down to 12.5 x 13.5 x 4 max, but it's the only slim riser case we COULD get.
These used to be common but are no more, and other editors are part of the problem. Ten years ago many praised motherboard companies for moving the graphics slot down one space for the sake of DIMM clearance, but that caused compatibility issues in riser card cases. By the time Mini ITX motherboards made their way into performance machines, riser-card cases had mostly disappeared.
Mini ITX solves the compatibility issue by getting rid of the option to move the graphics slot. And a new generation of buyers are starting to realize the benefits of a riser card towards slim case design. There's nothing truly new here, just reemergence of former good ideas that were cast aside by careless reviewers.
No reviewer is immune from bad advice though. Ten years ago I criticized Asus for moving to the Intel-standard front-panel header, because most of the cases back then had 3-pin power LED connectors. And so they went back to their old pin header. But now that "everyone except Asus" is using Intel's front-panel header connector, Asus is the only one preventing case manufacturers from going to a one-piece connector for power/reset/hdd-led/pwr-led.