Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

VELKASE Michael

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Velka series cases are focused on delivering class-leading space efficiency for portability and reduced desk clutter. Available at velkase.com




VK-3-RL: An APU case with support for stock AMD coolers
Price: 79.99 USD
A split from the original 2-in-1 design Velka 3 design, with a focus on configurations without discrete graphics, stronger aluminum construction, and improved CPU cooler compatibility.
  • 4.4 L volume (4.1 L internal), 20 x 24 cm (7.8 x 9.5 in) footprint
  • 70 mm CPU cooler
  • Mini ITX motherboard
  • Flex ATX (150 mm)
  • 1x 2.5” drive mount




VK-3: Supports discrete graphics and internal power supply under 4 liters in volume.
Price: 159.99 USD or 259.99 USD with 600W PSU
The latest revision 2.0 is a split from the original 2-in-1 design, with a focus on configurations involving discrete graphics. Now featuring an easier assembly process, fewer visible screws, a stronger steel frame, a 5 mm aluminum front panel, and an illuminated power button.

  • 3.9L volume (3.7 L internal), 19 x 10 cm (7.4 x 3.8 in) footprint
  • Mini ITX motherboard
  • 600W power supply (optional, replaceable with Flex ATX)
  • 37 mm CPU cooler
  • 175 mm GPU graphics card
  • 42 mm memory clearance




VK-5: Supports full-length graphics cards and internal power supply under 5 liters in volume.
Price: 179.99 USD or 279.99 USD with 600W PSU
The latest revision 2.0 is a complete overhaul of the original Velka 5 design, with a smaller overall size, repositioned I/O, fewer visible screws, a stronger steel frame, a 5 mm aluminum front panel, and an illuminated power button.

  • 4.9L volume (4.6 L internal), 18 x 10 cm (7.0 x 3.8 in) footprint
  • Mini ITX motherboard
  • 600W power supply (optional, replaceable with Flex ATX)
  • 37 mm CPU cooler
  • 270 mm graphics card
  • 42 mm memory clearance




VK-7: Supports full-length graphics cards and SFX power supply under 6 liters in volume.
Price: 199.99 USD
The latest revision 2.0 is a complete overhaul of the original Velka 5 design, with fewer visible screws, repositioned I/O, a stronger steel frame, a 5 mm aluminum front panel, and an illuminated power button.

  • 5.9L volume (5.6 L internal), 18 x 10 cm (7.0 x 4.4 in) footprint
  • Mini ITX motherboard
  • SFX power supply
  • 47 mm CPU cooler
  • 289 mm graphics card
  • 52 mm memory clearance


 
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VELKASE Michael

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Resources

Velka 3
Revision history

Velka 5
Revision history

Velka 7
Revision history

Revision suggestions offered by the community [WIP]
This is meant to keep track of some design changes that have been suggested by the community. This list is not exhaustive.
Velka 3-RL
  • Adding single slot low profile card support
  • Adding dual slot low profile card support
  • Adding support for DC-ATX power supplies and extra 2.5" drives
  • Symmetrical vents
  • Moving power button to match the position on other cases
  • slim 80 mm fan support

Velka 3
  • Adding back HDPLEX DC-ATX power supply support
  • Extend PSU vent all the way to the back
  • Adding back dual 80 mm exhaust fan support

Velka 5
  • Adding 40/60 mm fan support
  • Rear USB-C mount
  • Using a stand to route display cables instead of internal extensions
  • 92 mm AIO support

Velka 7
  • Adding back SFX-L support
  • Adding 40/60 mm fan support
  • Rear USB-C mount
  • Using a stand to route display cables instead of internal extensions
  • 92 mm AIO support
All Velka 3/5/7
  • Lower weight aluminum construction
  • Move the power button slightly up
  • Vented front panels
  • Screw mounted feet
  • Round vents

Frequently asked questions [WIP]


Hardware selection tips [WIP]
 
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VELKASE Michael

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Edit: shipping outside of US and Canada will now be done on a case by case basis

Shipping outside of US and Canada is on the expensive side, but rates are likely to decrease in the future.
 
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scatterforce

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Very nice! Amazing value for this niche market.

Question: why limit the top exhaust fans to 15mm? I like the 4.0 L number, but neither Noctua nor be Quiet make a slim 80mm fan.
 

VELKASE Michael

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http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/case-fan/standard-fan-80mm/

Been using it for a while. You don't get as much air pressure but other than that it's not bad actually.
Can confirm, those fans work well.

Question: why limit the top exhaust fans to 15mm? I like the 4.0 L number, but neither Noctua nor be Quiet make a slim 80mm fan.
This was a difficult decision to make, but in the end it seemed more justified to limit compatibility to slimmer fans which can be obtained for a low price point from other companies. Although this is nothing more than speculation, Noctua already makes a 15 x 92 mm, and there may be a possibility of them releasing a 15 x 80 mm fan in the future if there is a market for them.
 

VELKASE Michael

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can you do some alluminium side panels for this case?
There are currently no plans for creating aluminum side panels because of the advantages that the mesh offers, including easy tool-less maintenance and better airflow. However, if the demand is high enough, mounting points for side panels may be added in the next revision and allow people to choose between solid aluminum panels and steel mesh.

Additionally, I plan to offer users fully custom cases where customization is not limited to just side panels.
 

VELKASE Michael

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Quick update:

Some people from the EU have expressed interest in this case. If you are one of them, please either contact me privately or fill out the order form's shipping information section along with a desired delivery date so that I can find the most fitting shipping option for you. Paying 70 EUR for shipping is a lot, but you can save some money by spending a few minutes on this.
 

VELKASE Michael

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80 dollars shipping wtf!!! Costs almost as much as the case lol.
wait, the shipping cost for the EU...
Shipping prices for many countries in Europe have been reduced to 26 EUR (30 USD) for 2-3 week shipping and 52 EUR (60 USD) for 6-10 day shipping.
 
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