Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

anothersffuser

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@duynguyenle, @labmonke101 thanks a lot for advises,
overall - i have no spare PSU or a fan to test additionaly, that one is not from the batch that was recalled last May. And a few hours ago Corsair said RMA.
So i'll update later (in 2 weeks probably) was it the PSU or not

@Kuroneer thanks, i've also had such problms with f13a/c, after update to f13e i had only one such restart, on cold PC with minor UV (-1 to -3) on first 2 cores on both chips. Anyway it was not the same issue (a proper error with BSOD). Actually it looks like (Reddit) it's a common problem with Zen3 and the good news here is that it's a software problem.
Hope a new PSU will be delivered by the theme Gigabyte releases final F13.
 
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Sziklapeti

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Jun 4, 2020
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Thank you, emailed them. Though guess many will be interested at the PSU who's interested in the cases, will post an update on it here when they answer. :)

Edit:
They did reply by saying yes, they will sell the power supplies too but not right away because of stock issues. So if you plan on it you can wait for it. They then went on to recommend alternatives.
I think I'll be able to wait a little more to get it with the ENP-7660B-VK PSU with shortened cables.

Update:
They've got an update on the schedule saying that the power supply probably will not be available in the next six months, it's "seven + months".
Density.sk was a great choice for the EU shop though. Great communication and even follow up. Kudos for Michal from Density Labs Team.
Looks like this will be a Christmas present for myself with a Velka 3 but I'm not confident enough to mod another unit and this way I can support the brand too.
 

HebelHuber

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I'm using an ASRock B450 itx board and the m.2 slot is on the backside.
If I'm seeing it correctly, the riser cable would wrap over the m.2 drive.

Is there enough space to fit this, or can this m.2 slot not be used?
 

labmonke101

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Jun 22, 2020
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I'm using an ASRock B450 itx board and the m.2 slot is on the backside.
If I'm seeing it correctly, the riser cable would wrap over the m.2 drive.

Is there enough space to fit this, or can this m.2 slot not be used?

It could probably fit but the main problem here is heat. Depending on the GPU the performance would be terrible from thermal throttling, not recommended
 

VELKASE Michael

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@VELKASE Michael Do you by any chance know the distance between the mounting screws for the riser? I'm looking into PCIE Gen 4 cables and wanna see if I can find one with a matching screw distance.
108 mm. The Linkup and Louqe risers use the same mount.


I'm using an ASRock B450 itx board and the m.2 slot is on the backside.
If I'm seeing it correctly, the riser cable would wrap over the m.2 drive.

Is there enough space to fit this, or can this m.2 slot not be used?
It can be used as long as there is no heatsink on it- otherwise it will protrude into the graphics card chamber.
 

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prebsus

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108 mm. The Linkup and Louqe risers use the same mount.



It can be used as long as there is no heatsink on it- otherwise it will protrude into the graphics card chamber.
Great that the Linkup and Louqe risers use the same mount!

What is the riser length for Velka 7? (i.e. Do you know if the 260mm Louqe would be long enough for the Velka 7?)
 

VELKASE Michael

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ADT-Link too if I'm not mistaking. They also recently released a PCI gen 4 riser.
It has 108 mm spacing but I believe the outer surface of the cables is conductive and would need to be insulated to prevent shorting components on the graphics card and motherboard PCBs.

Great that the Linkup and Louqe risers use the same mount!

What is the riser length for Velka 7? (i.e. Do you know if the 260mm Louqe would be long enough for the Velka 7?)
The default riser is 30 cm for the whole assembly and 25 cm for the flexible portion of the cable. The 27 cm Linkup and 26 cm Louqe risers are compatible.
 
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dannycpham

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Great that the Linkup and Louqe risers use the same mount!

What is the riser length for Velka 7? (i.e. Do you know if the 260mm Louqe would be long enough for the Velka 7?)
It has 108 mm spacing but I believe the outer surface of the cables is conductive and would need to be insulated to prevent shorting components on the graphics card and motherboard PCBs.


The default riser is 30 cm for the whole assembly and 25 cm for the flexible portion of the cable. The 27 cm Linkup and 26 cm Louqe risers are compatible.
Good call, didn't think of that.

I used the Loque riser!
Works great and I feel more comfortable folding it actually. I am seeing a 2.5% performance increase which is expected. The main reason I'm upgrading is so I can update my bios (AMD) as new fixes and stuff comes out without having to take the case apart, and use my 1030.

 

labmonke101

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Jun 22, 2020
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I used the Loque riser!
Works great and I feel more comfortable folding it actually. I am seeing a 2.5% performance increase which is expected. The main reason I'm upgrading is so I can update my bios (AMD) as new fixes and stuff comes out without having to take the case apart, and use my 1030.


This looks fantastic, much much cleaner bend too! Thanks for trying this out :)
 

prebsus

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Feb 10, 2021
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Always happy to push boundaries :D
I just installed the Louqe riser in my Velka 7 this weekend and I agree, the bend was really nice and felt comfortable. Not sure why, but it looked to me like the direction of the riser in the picture you posted (notch on the left) is opposite of what it should be, so that threw me off for a bit. But I'm probably just confused...
 

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dannycpham

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I just installed the Louqe riser in my Velka 7 this weekend and I agree, the bend was really nice and felt comfortable. Not sure why, but it looked to me like the direction of the riser in the picture you posted (notch on the left) is opposite of what it should be, so that threw me off for a bit. But I'm probably just confused...
Yeah it is flipped. Just never took photos of the correct flipped. :'D
 

VELKASE Michael

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Is that Louqe Cobalt riser cable compatible with the Velka 3 as well? (I guess so as the case itself is smaller but I'm still curious.)
Yes, it is

Might look like that from the pictures but the ADT Link cable is non conductive. The insulation is just transparent / translucent. Similar to the 3M Twin Axial Cables.

I recall measuring low resistances across some two points of the 3M cable a while back, so I am hesitant to confirm compatibility right now but might revisit this.
 

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I recall measuring low resistances across some two points of the 3M cable a while back, so I am hesitant to confirm compatibility right now but might revisit this.

Interesting. Do you still have the cable on hand and could share a picture of that measurement?

Given those 3M cables are also used in Servers / Datacenters I would assume they are well enough insulated to prevent any shorts. But sure, I can understand that you don't want to confirm compatibility until you have tested them in the Velka.

fun fact: I heard the Corsair One also uses 3M risers and seems they can be bend pretty well to fit in tight cases... so would be great if those would also work...