Prototype Slim console-style case from Velkase. Looking for tester and reader feedback.

goldenhk

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Is it anywhere near production? A nice feature for it to have would be the option to mount 3.5 hardisk if short display cards are installed.
 

VELKASE Michael

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Is it anywhere near production? A nice feature for it to have would be the option to mount 3.5 hardisk if short display cards are installed.
Not near production yet but I'm actively working on it. Still need to finish the design and get new samples so it will take several more months.

It won't have 3.5" drive support though because almost no one used the extra drive space in my other cases.
 
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SFFMunkee

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Not near production yet but I'm actively working on it. Still need to finish the design and get new samples so it will take several more months.

It won't have 3.5" drive support though because almost no one used the extra drive space in my other cases.
I imagine it’s not too hard for buyers to mod/make a bracket if there’s a need.

No point adding cost and material waste to 100% of units to service 0.1% of users who actually need 3.5” disks.
 
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FredSRichardson

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I'm really interested in the thin (less than 75mm) case design. Getting some power (i.e. RTX 3070 or better) into one of these would be awesome! I've been looking closely at the CL520 as well and this looks like a great contender in this category of thin console cases. I take it product launch would be some time before Sep 2022?
 

VELKASE Michael

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I'm really interested in the thin (less than 75mm) case design. Getting some power (i.e. RTX 3070 or better) into one of these would be awesome! I've been looking closely at the CL520 as well and this looks like a great contender in this category of thin console cases. I take it product launch would be some time before Sep 2022?
It will launch later, when production of the first batch is complete or is nearing completion.

It is still in the design and sampling phase. Once that is done, production could take anywhere up to 6 months.
 

FredSRichardson

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It will launch later, when production of the first batch is complete or is nearing completion.

It is still in the design and sampling phase. Once that is done, production could take anywhere up to 6 months.

Got it! Okay, that's sounding like early 2023 - at least I can imagine few good things come from rushing development! 😉
 
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razorgamez

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So just a heads up to anyone using this case with a FE 3080 and I imagine 3070 and 3070ti. My gaming temps usually hovered around 75 degrees with mem around 95 on a 1440p ultrawide display with an undervolt of 1800 at 850mv (bad silicon lottery); Fans would usually run up to 75% to maintain those temps. Out of curiosity I stuffed 2 x Arctic p12 PST behind the gpu and have them running at 70% and gpu fans fixed at 35% and temps dropped to 56 on core and around 75 - 80 on memory with a massive non scientific but audible difference in sound levels (significantly lower).

Basically from what I can tell, the fans on the FE cards don't really run air through all the fins and the entire fin stack. 2 x 120mm fans do and they push a lot more volume through over a larger surface area.
 

labmonke101

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@razorgamez thats an amazing result! Can you show a picture of what it looks like? Is there a lot of turbulence noise or anything?

I also run a 3080 FE in this case and noticed that is runs extremely hot with the side panel on because the FE flow-through fan throws air out on the edges instead of the center so it ends up recycling a lot of the hot air. Not a deal-breaker though as I just take the panel off