Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

labmonke101

Trash Compacter
Jun 22, 2020
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@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:

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!

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
 

prebsus

Cable Smoosher
Feb 10, 2021
9
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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
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...
Let me know if you do try it out, though! And what the effects are.
edit: typo
 
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velka5simp

Chassis Packer
Aug 27, 2020
13
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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.
 

prebsus

Cable Smoosher
Feb 10, 2021
9
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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.
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...
 

Mamilias

Case Bender
New User
Aug 2, 2020
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I'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 like this very much , also for the cooling of blower cards , the internal extensions are blocking the exhaust
 

dma550x

Case Bender
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Feb 22, 2021
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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?
 

dma550x

Case Bender
New User
Feb 22, 2021
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Hey all, I forgot I got this camera to diagnose some insulation issues at home. This is my velka7 at just about idle. AMD 3700x, RTX2070 mini itx black ridge with Noctua fan running on intake, thermal grizzley paste.


Pretty cool. Some interesting thoughts: The top right picture of the case shows where the blackridge is radiating. It should do that, the fan is set to intake. I expect hotness there. The puzzler is below the video card (third pic) there is a bubble of heat. That is actually an open area, where the SSD drives can be mounted.
 

prebsus

Cable Smoosher
Feb 10, 2021
9
1
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 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...