Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

VELKASE Michael

King of Cable Management
Original poster
VELKASE
Oct 7, 2018
650
804
Hi guys, VK5 user here. I currently need extra HDMI ports to connect a 1080p 60Hz display. However, when I try to plug a DP to HDMI adapter into the VK5 DP Extension, it doesn’t work. The adapter will only work if I plug it directly into the GPU.
I’ve tried using upgraded DP 1.4 extensions as well as active and passive DP to HDMI adapters. Any suggestions?
Images for reference of what I’ve tried:
Active DP to HDMI adapters/cables should be used instead of passive ones.
Would you be able to try using a single active DP male to HDMI male cable? Having a series of 3 cables may be causing issues.
 

KevinSiebert

Chassis Packer
Mar 25, 2020
18
3
Will there be an option for a USB C extension cable too? I just saw the updated HDMI email and I was looking for something better than a cable extension panel mount I got off Amazon. The USB works, but I can't get a video signal off the GPU with it, and it's slightly too tall making the top bulge by a millimeter or 2.

 

SingaporeanTaxi

Minimal Tinkerer
New User
Oct 14, 2021
3
0
Active DP to HDMI adapters/cables should be used instead of passive ones.
Would you be able to try using a single active DP male to HDMI male cable? Having a series of 3 cables may be causing issues.
So do this:
GPU -> Male to Female DP 1.4 Extension (inside case) -> Male DP to Male HDMI Cable -> Monitor

Instead of:
GPU -> Male to Female DP 1.4 Extension (inside case) -> Male DP to Female HDMI Adapter -> Male HDMI to Male HDMI Cable -> Monitor
 

VELKASE Michael

King of Cable Management
Original poster
VELKASE
Oct 7, 2018
650
804
Will there be an option for a USB C extension cable too? I just saw the updated HDMI email and I was looking for something better than a cable extension panel mount I got off Amazon. The USB works, but I can't get a video signal off the GPU with it, and it's slightly too tall making the top bulge by a millimeter or 2.

There are no plans to add USB-C in the near future but I believe this one will fit with a custom mounting solution. T9A-T8T-NC 30 cm


So do this:
GPU -> Male to Female DP 1.4 Extension (inside case) -> Male DP to Male HDMI Cable -> Monitor

Instead of:
GPU -> Male to Female DP 1.4 Extension (inside case) -> Male DP to Female HDMI Adapter -> Male HDMI to Male HDMI Cable -> Monitor
Yes and I would recommend the male DP to male HDMI cable to be an active one.
 

Teduh

Chassis Packer
Nov 21, 2019
16
3
There is a PCIe gen 4 riser option planned for a few weeks from now.

HDMI and DP extensions: these are planned to be updated next year but they may still not support the higher transfer speeds with all hardware. I am working on a revised frame that gives a choice between using extensions and a direct connection to the GPU.
Any updates on the PCIe gen 4 riser option?
 

motherofass

Chassis Packer
Oct 19, 2019
17
8
Really liking the new look for the Velka 3 and concerning switching to it, but wondering why the PSU was moved to the top. Seems like it would block natural airflow.

Are there any CPU temperature benchmarks? Running 3700x with NH-L9 but anything will do. Also curious about a back mounted NVME, which was getting toasty in my A4 until I installed a case fan.
 

SFFMunkee

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Bronze Supporter
Jul 7, 2021
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Hi guys, VK5 user here. I currently need extra HDMI ports to connect a 1080p 60Hz display. However, when I try to plug a DP to HDMI adapter into the VK5 DP Extension, it doesn’t work. The adapter will only work if I plug it directly into the GPU.
I’ve tried using upgraded DP 1.4 extensions as well as active and passive DP to HDMI adapters. Any suggestions?
Images for reference of what I’ve tried:
What GPU? What other display connections are you using, if any?
 

VELKASE Michael

King of Cable Management
Original poster
VELKASE
Oct 7, 2018
650
804
Any updates on the PCIe gen 4 riser option?
It will be announced this weekend.

Really liking the new look for the Velka 3 and concerning switching to it, but wondering why the PSU was moved to the top. Seems like it would block natural airflow.

Are there any CPU temperature benchmarks? Running 3700x with NH-L9 but anything will do. Also curious about a back mounted NVME, which was getting toasty in my A4 until I installed a case fan.
You can flip the front panel and then turn over the whole case to have the PSU on the bottom like this. The new top will have asymmetrical screws and vents, though.

You can probably expect your SSD temperatures to be the same as when you had them without the fan. Rear-mounted M.2 drives at SATA speeds will generally work fine but NVME might not run at full speed.