Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

anothersffuser

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Nov 3, 2020
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This is almost exactly what i had in mind, thank you for sharing!
To clarify you're using the same GPU IO shield, but re-drilled the mounting holes? Also did you design the riser extender yourself?
Thanks for sharing again, this is super helpful.
Here's everything I've done as I remember and here's the riser holder .stl google docks link. And yep, I've designed it, but I was pretty limited with the printing space (Elegoo Mars) so it could be done better.
The problem with that exact part is that it was built for that 24 mm gpu move, so you'll need to modify it slightly for different gpu offsets
 

dannycpham

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Mar 25, 2019
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How do you cool the 5950?
Currently with a Noctua L9A at the moment. Hoping to get a Metalfish Z39 soon so I can blast the fan at higher RPM without the turbulence noise.

5950X is currently set to Eco-Mode and it runs fine for me. Once I get the Metalfish, going to bump it up to 100W in PPT and I'll be golden. 85% of the performance at much cooler temps.
 
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Skarum

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Currently with a Noctua L9A at the moment. Hoping to get a Metalfish Z39 soon so I can blast the fan at higher RPM without the turbulence noise.

5950X is currently set to Eco-Mode and it runs fine for me. Once I get the Metalfish, going to bump it up to 100W in PPT and I'll be golden. 85% of the performance at much cooler temps.

Any reason for going with the Z39 instead of a Black Ridge? Haven't seen the Z39 before, so excuse my ignorance.
 

dannycpham

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Any reason for going with the Z39 instead of a Black Ridge? Haven't seen the Z39 before, so excuse my ignorance.
No problem!
Blackridge won't fit within the Velka 5's CPU cooler constraint of 37mm. Blackridge is 47mm in height. I know some people have bent it lower, but I think max 42mm.
 

vinnysausage

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Mar 19, 2021
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I've been really looking to transferring my hardware from a nr200p to a velka 7. Been really on the fence because I don't know what cpu cooler to get for my cpu. Any suggestions? Also pretty worried on the temps on the 3080 fe, but judging by pictures, atleast the the flow through fan isn't completely blocked off when removing the 2.5 drive bays.

3900xt
asus strix x570i
3080fe
 

dannycpham

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I've been really looking to transferring my hardware from a nr200p to a velka 7. Been really on the fence because I don't know what cpu cooler to get for my cpu. Any suggestions? Also pretty worried on the temps on the 3080 fe, but judging by pictures, atleast the the flow through fan isn't completely blocked off when removing the 2.5 drive bays.

3900xt
asus strix x570i
3080fe
For Velka 7,
Your best option with minimal memory issues is Thermalright AXP-90 Full Copper.

Some people will argue BlackRidge is better, but you have to get LP memory for it to be good.
 

vinnysausage

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Mar 19, 2021
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For Velka 7,
Your best option with minimal memory issues is Thermalright AXP-90 Full Copper.

Some people will argue BlackRidge is better, but you have to get LP memory for it to be good.
Sorry forgot to mention I have some Corsair lpx. For the BlackRidge to run a 120mm fan you need some vlp ram. I’m guessing that would be the most optimum set up for that cooler? Prices for vlp ram are expensive.

Btw for anyone that has the case, found DisplayPort 1.4 extension that can be used to replace the supplied 1.2. Of course I haven’t tried them but something to consider atleast.

Amazon product
 

prebsus

Chassis Packer
Feb 10, 2021
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Sorry forgot to mention I have some Corsair lpx. For the BlackRidge to run a 120mm fan you need some vlp ram. I’m guessing that would be the most optimum set up for that cooler? Prices for vlp ram are expensive.

Btw for anyone that has the case, found DisplayPort 1.4 extension that can be used to replace the supplied 1.2. Of course I haven’t tried them but something to consider atleast.

Amazon product
If you already have the lpx ram, then blackridge with the 92mm noctua fan-swap is probably the way to go. Haven't been able to find a side-by-side comparison with the AXP-90 Full Copper, but my impression is that the consensus in the SFF-community gives a slight edge to the BlackRidge
 

anothersffuser

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Nov 3, 2020
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This looks great! May i know your setup and temps?
GPU temps -
set up is
CPU - 5900x
GPU - 3080 FE
MB - Gigabyte B550i
RAM - 64GB HyperX Fury
SSD - 980 Pro
CPU cooler - Black Ridge + Noctua 92mm black fan + backplate from a Noctua kit

Regarding CPU temps etc:
- Undervolt to (0,0,0,15,15,15, 10,10,15,15,15,15)
- PPT 100, TDC 95, EDC 125
- Fan speed under load (CB23) 60%
- Temp - 75-80
- CB23 (Multicore) Current - 18.5K
- CB23 (Multicore) Score stock with 100% fan - 20.5K
 

labmonke101

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Jun 22, 2020
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If you already have the lpx ram, then blackridge with the 92mm noctua fan-swap is probably the way to go. Haven't been able to find a side-by-side comparison with the AXP-90 Full Copper, but my impression is that the consensus in the SFF-community gives a slight edge to the BlackRidge

gonna add on here that blackridge will avoid bad turbulence
 
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labmonke101

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I've been really looking to transferring my hardware from a nr200p to a velka 7. Been really on the fence because I don't know what cpu cooler to get for my cpu. Any suggestions? Also pretty worried on the temps on the 3080 fe, but judging by pictures, atleast the the flow through fan isn't completely blocked off when removing the 2.5 drive bays.

3900xt
asus strix x570i
3080fe
have you thought about flipping the PSU? I was considering that since I have a 3080 FE on the way but not sure if it'll fry my PSU
 

dannycpham

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Mar 25, 2019
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Sorry forgot to mention I have some Corsair lpx. For the BlackRidge to run a 120mm fan you need some vlp ram. I’m guessing that would be the most optimum set up for that cooler? Prices for vlp ram are expensive.

Btw for anyone that has the case, found DisplayPort 1.4 extension that can be used to replace the supplied 1.2. Of course I haven’t tried them but something to consider atleast.

Amazon product

I know Michael mentioned that the internal extensions are 1.2, but mine is showing as full 1.4. I ordered just a few weeks ago, so maybe things are fixed now.

I am running a 3840 x 1600 resolution at the full 144Hz which can't be run on Displayport 1.2. I guess mileage may vary.


gonna add on here that blackridge will avoid bad turbulence
Yes! It is the major benefit of Blackridge for Velka 7 and Metalfish Z39 for the Velka 3/5. Turbelence can be a bit high if fans run higher speeds.

If you already have the lpx ram, then blackridge with the 92mm noctua fan-swap is probably the way to go. Haven't been able to find a side-by-side comparison with the AXP-90 Full Copper, but my impression is that the consensus in the SFF-community gives a slight edge to the BlackRidge
I did some testing back in the day when I was still (probably still am) indecisive about my case choices.

If using the same 92mm Noctua fan, AXP 90 runs cooler than Blackridge.
If using a 120mm noctua fan, blackridge runs better than AXP 90 by like 1-2C.
 

prebsus

Chassis Packer
Feb 10, 2021
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I did some testing back in the day when I was still (probably still am) indecisive about my case choices.

If using the same 92mm Noctua fan, AXP 90 runs cooler than Blackridge.
If using a 120mm noctua fan, blackridge runs better than AXP 90 by like 1-2C.
This is interesting! I assume that was with the 92mm noctua fan as intake? Either way, that is a good detail to add here, as I'm assuming the trade-off is then better thermals with more turbulence (louder) vs. worse thermals but few/no turbulence issues (AXP 90 vs BR). If that makes sense?

CPU matters a lot here as well, of course - I'm running a 5600X and I feel the BR with 92mm noctua is plenty of cooling for that chip, so it's all up to what you've got to work with...
 

Tofu240

Efficiency Noob
Mar 8, 2021
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GPU temps -
set up is
CPU - 5900x
GPU - 3080 FE
MB - Gigabyte B550i
RAM - 64GB HyperX Fury
SSD - 980 Pro
CPU cooler - Black Ridge + Noctua 92mm black fan + backplate from a Noctua kit

Regarding CPU temps etc:
- Undervolt to (0,0,0,15,15,15, 10,10,15,15,15,15)
- PPT 100, TDC 95, EDC 125
- Fan speed under load (CB23) 60%
- Temp - 75-80
- CB23 (Multicore) Current - 18.5K
- CB23 (Multicore) Score stock with 100% fan - 20.5K
Would you recommend doing this thermal pad swap for a relative beginner? Im not a fan of seeing Mem Junction rocket to 100+ whenever im rendering. Also I noticed your Core Temp is hotter than the repaste. is this due to thermal pad thickness inconsistencies with stock?


Thanks in advance.