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Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops. 3 - 7 L

VELKASE Michael

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Wire mesh would be good for ventilation, but how durable/simple will it be to secure ??

I was thinking a simple rectangular plate with vertical or horizontal slats for airflow, aligned with the 4 holes in either pattern
The wire mesh would be tricky to keep in place without extra parts. What do you think of plastic 3D prints? Keeping metal parts in stock at low quantities would not really make sense, but can be done in the future.
 
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TheDrifter363

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Hi Michael,

I'm assuming that's your name. My apologies if it's not. I was wondering if it'd be possible to get some sort of cutout for a DC DC PSU like the HDPlex or G Unique. I have the G Unique and don't currently have plans to go for a Flex Atx PSU. Just an idea that I was wondering about. Thanks for helping me out if possible!
 

Damascus

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Hi Michael,

I'm assuming that's your name. My apologies if it's not. I was wondering if it'd be possible to get some sort of cutout for a DC DC PSU like the HDPlex or G Unique. I have the G Unique and don't currently have plans to go for a Flex Atx PSU. Just an idea that I was wondering about. Thanks for helping me out if possible!
You can buy adapter plates for flex-atx mounting from several sources, taobao should have some other options as well if thus GEEEK one doesn't work

 

VELKASE Michael

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Hi Michael,

I'm assuming that's your name. My apologies if it's not. I was wondering if it'd be possible to get some sort of cutout for a DC DC PSU like the HDPlex or G Unique. I have the G Unique and don't currently have plans to go for a Flex Atx PSU. Just an idea that I was wondering about. Thanks for helping me out if possible!
There will be an add-on adapter from Flex ATX to common DC-ATX power supplies available some time, just not immediately at launch.

My name is Michael; you were correct :)
 
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sid21177

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The wire mesh would be tricky to keep in place without extra parts. What do you think of plastic 3D prints? Keeping metal parts in stock at low quantities would not really make sense, but can be done in the future.
Plastic works fine as long as it is durable/won't warp due to the heat generated in the case
 

TheDrifter363

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There will be an add-on adapter from Flex ATX to common DC-ATX power supplies available some time, just not immediately at launch.

My name is Michael; you were correct :)
Awesome! Thanks Michael! :D I'll make sure to keep a look out for your adapter. I don't know if you'll have holes for the XT90 or 8 pin Molex connector that Gury likes to use. There's such a wide variety of connectors, I don't know how you'll fit all of them on your case.

You can buy adapter plates for flex-atx mounting from several sources, taobao should have some other options as well if thus GEEEK one doesn't work

I remember checking out the GEEEK one, but it didn't have holes for Gury's G-Unique PSU. I think I have the XT90 connector? Also I have an adapter for the 8 pin Molex connector, I think. But it's good to know taobao has one. I was thinking of getting like a Dremel, or other rotary tool, and cutting away at the existing holes and widening it for my PSU connector. No idea if that'd work though. Plus I'm kind of nervous about using a rotary tool.
 

QuantumBraced

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Speaking of Geeek, will their Custom FlexATX PSU with the modular connections fit in the Velka 3?
 

VELKASE Michael

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Speaking of Geeek, will their Custom FlexATX PSU with the modular connections fit in the Velka 3?
Maybe. The maximum internal clearance in this case is 183 mm, and that power supply will take up 170 mm without cables. Do you know of any cases not made by Geeek that are compatible with those power supplies?
 
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QuantumBraced

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Maybe. The maximum internal clearance in this case is 183 mm, and that power supply will take up 170 mm without cables. Do you know of any cases not made by Geeek that are compatible with those power supplies?
Hm, sounds like it wouldn't fit then. I don't know the length of the power connectors when they're plugged in. Is 13mm enough for the connectors and cables? It would be great for cutting down on cable clutter if you could use that PSU though.

I don't, I actually can't even think of a case that uses FlexATX. I know one guy has used the Geeek FlexATX in the A4-SFX and it fits there vertically.
 

sid21177

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Hm, sounds like it wouldn't fit then. I don't know the length of the power connectors when they're plugged in. Is 13mm enough for the connectors and cables? It would be great for cutting down on cable clutter if you could use that PSU though.

I don't, I actually can't even think of a case that uses FlexATX. I know one guy has used the Geeek FlexATX in the A4-SFX and it fits there vertically.
There's another which is modular - and the connectors point upwards - I forget the brand
 

VELKASE Michael

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There's another which is modular - and the connectors point upwards - I forget the brand
There is one like this from Seasonic, but it costs 50 USD+ and only has the following connectors:
1 x Main Power (24P)
1 x ATX12V (4+4P)
3 x Peripherals: SATA
1 x 4P molex
1 x FDD
 
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orella

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May 15, 2019
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Hi @VELKASE Michael Amazing cases! Good Job!

I have 2 questions about the vk-3:
- I'm planning to use the gigabyte 2070 itx (dual slot, 42.1mm height). If I use the noctua NH-L9a but changing the fan for the Noctua NF-A12x15 PWN (1mm higher), will it fit?
- You know the cost of shipping the case to Spain?

Thanks!
 

VELKASE Michael

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Hi @VELKASE Michael Amazing cases! Good Job!

I have 2 questions about the vk-3:
- I'm planning to use the gigabyte 2070 itx (dual slot, 42.1mm height). If I use the noctua NH-L9a but changing the fan for the Noctua NF-A12x15 PWN (1mm higher), will it fit?
- You know the cost of shipping the case to Spain?

Thanks!
Have you already tested this fan with your motherboard? Depending on the shape of the IO, it may sit higher above the NH-L9 heatsink and take up more than 1 mm extra space. If you know that it will only be 1 mm taller, it should work fine in the VK3.

30 USD to ship to Spain.
 

orella

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Have you already tested this fan with your motherboard? Depending on the shape of the IO, it may sit higher above the NH-L9 heatsink and take up more than 1 mm extra space. If you know that it will only be 1 mm taller, it should work fine in the VK3.

30 USD to ship to Spain.
I haven't tested because I don't have those components. I'm planning to buy them. That's why I was asking.
If 1mm more is ok, what's the max extra height for the fan that I can use?