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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    The only things I see missing from your photo are what you already know about. The power button and the rubber feet.
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    I was in on the September pre-order and received my Velka 7 today! Some thoughts: The case is sturdier than I thought it would be. The edges/corners having the steel poles is awesome, they definitely make this thing feel solid. The powdercoating/painting or whatever on the side panels is pretty...
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Michael are all the newer versions of the case, including people with a current pre-order going to receive the updated front panels? Just wondering when the revised version will become standard issue. Thanks.
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    This is just my opinion but a 3800X inside the Velka 3 is probably too much. A 3700X would have been a better balance. You're not really losing much gaming performance going with the 3700X. Based on your GFX card choice, I'm assuming this is for a portable gaming rig. I just don't think the 37mm...
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Nice, let's hope we both are! Yeah Michael is definitely swamped right now. I wouldn't expect any action on the forum from him for a few days, which is totally understandable.
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    So, quick question, if your card already has the pending charge AND you ordered within 20 seconds of getting the email from Velkase ( due to pre-logged in and saved CC data), does that mean I'm getting one nowish or am I just part of the next pre-order group for Mid-October? I'll be a little...
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Not that long, Zotac already has a short card listed on their website. Not purchasable yet but, the pics are promising. https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/zotac-gaming-geforce-rtx-3070-twin-edge
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    Log My Last build (today) in S4 MINI

    Lucky nephew!!! Looks great!
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    Discussion New Skyreach S4M keeps shutting down. Advice needed!

    Very NICE!! Just checked the build thread. Add some full body photos on there! would love to see the whole rig with panels on as well!
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    Discussion New Skyreach S4M keeps shutting down. Advice needed!

    This is something I thought about early on and would really like to do in the future. Possible with an HDPLEX brick internal and a C6 power connector. And just re-pin/wire the HDPLEX 400W DC/DC power supply to be wired into both connectors. I tried to buy one of the 'offset rear I/O brackets for...
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    Discussion New Skyreach S4M keeps shutting down. Advice needed!

    I'm not interested in going brickless because I already have a brickless S4 Mini Classic brickless build. That's the PC I use when I'm traveling. It is a little old in the tooth at this point. Ryzen 1700X and 1050 Ti. This PC I'm building is specifically designed for use in my RV/Vanlife. Where...
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    Discussion New Skyreach S4M keeps shutting down. Advice needed!

    So since the Asus RTX Dual 2070 is delayed, I couldn't guarantee I would get one in time. I ordered one anyway. I ordered a Zotac 2060 Super for some testing while I'm waiting. It came in today. I can tell you that I still have the same issue, of the computer shutting down when attempting to...
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    Discussion New Skyreach S4M keeps shutting down. Advice needed!

    Lol I stumbled onto the exact same choice, then came back here to find this. Ordering now. Thanks so much for your help!! Looking forward to doing some thermal testing with that setup. Kinda wish it had a backplate, but owell. Hopefully my SSD's won't get too hot.
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    Discussion New Skyreach S4M keeps shutting down. Advice needed!

    My battery bank is 2x 2018 Tesla P100D Battery Modules. 1032 cells / 534AH / 12.75KWH I will probably be adding a 3rd cell as an upgrade in a couple months, if I feel I need it. That would bring me to 1548 cells / 801AH / 19.125KWH Also, the BMS I designed doesn't fully discharge the...
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    Discussion New Skyreach S4M keeps shutting down. Advice needed!

    Thank you for your help. Because I'm on a bit of a time crunch do you think I would continue to have the same issue if I just downgraded to a Zotac 2060 Super Mini? It's consumption is listed at 175W. So with what you've graciously detailed above that would leave me with about 279.5 Total...