King of Cable Management
- Oct 7, 2018
@VELKASE Michael: I was having pretty high temps (high 70C) in my Velka 7 (v2) with RTX 3060 Ti FE. The GPU blow-through which looks like it goes straight to the SATA-tray (marked in red). Is the SATA-tray important for the integrity of the internal mounts, or can I choose to not install this (as shown in 2nd picture).
SATA-tray removed to allow for GPU air-flow:
PS: Velka 7 was my first SFF build and I absolutely loved putting it together. Thanks for an excellent product!
Yeah, I've been playing with that thought these past few days as well. However, I'm maxing under 70C for both GPU and CPU during my usage (work & gaming), and it's very quiet after undervolting CPU and GPU, so I don't know how much difference it'll in my build to add extra fans...I've thought about but haven't actually tried stacking 2x Noctua 60mm fans as exhaust in place of that bracket as well, might be an option
Someone on the sffpc subreddit did that (2x A6x25 fan) and said it improved his FE card temps by 3°C but made his PSU a lot louder because it was intaking the hot air.I've thought about but haven't actually tried stacking 2x Noctua 60mm fans as exhaust in place of that bracket as well, might be an option
Good to know. Currently my PSU is silent (SF750, and I don't think I've every seen the fan spin), but it's a trade-off worth thinking off at least...Someone on the sffpc subreddit did that (2x A6x25 fan) and said it improved his FE card temps by 3°C but made his PSU a lot louder because it was intaking the hot air.
I like this very much , also for the cooling of blower cards , the internal extensions are blocking the exhaustI'm looking for some feedback on this idea
For those who would prefer having direct access to the graphics card IO in the Velka 5 and 7 without the use of HDMI and DP extension cables, another design could be used for the main body of the case with a rectangular cutout on top above the graphics card. This can be backwards compatible with the current design but require re-assembly.
I replied on your reddit post wrt the video extension ports. Based on the image you just posted, I'm wondering if you'd consider removing the SATA-tray like I did (link to earlier post here). It improved my temps quite a bit, though my 3060 Ti FE has an exhaust right into that plate, so it might make more sense in my case...hey all, just built out my Velka 7 with my prev small case build (k39)'s RTX 2070 mini itx and AMD 3700x (mild uc). It seems the DP and HDMI cables block the exhaust of the video card, and I am noticing the overall temp of the case is pretty hot vs. the K39 and my open air setup. I'm a bit of a idle temp weenie, and I am up about 7-10 C idle vs. the K39 or free air. Just checking to see if anyone has a recommendation to getting best temps on a V7 without a lot of hacks or surgery?
I used ASUS Z390i Strix on Velka 7. Had to remove that shield cover since it was conflicting with PSU. I covered VRMs with VGA heatsinks instead. Hope that helps.Meanwhile I wait for the europe avaiability I wonder if anyone can answer a question about motherboard compatibility. I am currently using an Asus Rog Strix Z390-i gaming wifi motherboard which has it's heatsink overhang the edge of the board. This is common in asus itx motherboards. Do any of you have used a combination of the new velka 3 with a motherboard with a heatsink like this? When I get a Velka 3 do you think I will be able to move my system without a problem or should I start to look for a replacement board while I wait? Thanks.
Images from Kitguru as mine is deep within a system and cannot be seen what I'm talking about.
I don't think this will work as you may want it to because even if you were to make a new motherboard tray with the new mounting points,Let me know if this isnt the place for this, first time posting here.
Looking to pull the trigger on the Velka 7, but i want horizontal layout and 3080FE -
As such, some changes will need to be made:
Laser cut/ CNC a bracket to allow for rotated mobo mounting (io facing up, same direction as GPU
Laser cut/ CNC bracket that shifts the PCIE riser mounting location (moves GPU closer towards the 'front' panel of velka 7)
Standoffs for PSU, moving it inwards so that it can lay flat + 90 degree C13 to C14 extension plug to the back of the case
According to some napkin maths ill also be able to fit two 60mm fans to assist GPU flow through exhaust, but im thinking ahead of myself. If my suggestions check out so far, the last issue to solve is motherboard IO, the top panel is in the way. Ive linked a super crude block in i did in PS, any thoughts?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for getting back to me Michael -I don't think this will work as you may want it to because even if you were to make a new motherboard tray with the new mounting points,
-you would have to cut the top perforation, have the motherboard and graphics card IO face out from that cut perforation
-the graphics card chamber is 43 mm wide; C14 with a panel mount needs at least 45 mm so you would have to leave the power cable hanging out of the case
-offsetting the power supply with 25 mm standoffs to make the minimal clearance for the 90 degree C13 will only leave space for 40 mm fans
Wow! That is really clever for 3080 thermal management.
Hi, all 3D-printed, spent a lot of time on it, there's 3 different wire thicknesses.. The main 24 pin one has 5 thin wires and rest are 'standard' (like on CPU/PCIE), the 12-pin GPU has thickness somewhere between those 2. All the cables are obviously from Corsair. Anyway in an ideal world where it's possible buy second 3080 and 5900x if something went wrong, I would definitely go with custom short cables. You have 660mm for GPU, but you need only 200, 300mm for MB where you need maybe 120 and 400 for cpu instead of 150Wow! That is really clever for 3080 thermal management.
Also, what are those clips you are using for cable management? did you 3D-print those yourself, or is that available somewhere? Looks incredible!
This is almost exactly what i had in mind, thank you for sharing!