- Dec 6, 2019
What Velka version now that has still support for HDPlex?
Which make and model?My eyes were on new Velka 5 but my 279x140mm GPU doesn’t fit in. So I hope I can throw it inside a Velka 7 now!
None of the new ones. Only Velka 3 revision 1.2 does.What Velka version now that has still support for HDPlex?
Photos look very good and enticing Michael. So excited to see the revisions. Pardon the silly question. You mentioned no support for HDPlex, but I hope this doesn't mean we cannot find our own means for securing the HDPlex units?Which make and model?
None of the new ones. Only Velka 3 revision 1.2 does.
I'll post more in a few days (trying to spread out the release of all this info)The new Velka 5 revision looks great! Can we get a better idea of the actual layout inside, where the I/O is, etc.?
This is correctFrom what I read on the website, both Velka 5 and 7 will now use internal GPU connectors to route IO to the back (2x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0). This means they're using a 90-degree folded flexible PCI-E riser, since the motherboard will have its IO out the back.
I can share some renders of the back in a few days because there are some changes being made between the last prototype and the production units. Any fans will already be as close as possible to the side panel (unless if you use a CPU cooler under 37 mm in height for some reason), but there is a way to increase the CPU cooler clearance by up to 4 mm, which may be useful if you want to do a mod and use something like a Noctua NH-L9 with a 120 mm fan swap (This is not really an official feature). Alternatively, you might be able to zip tie very small fans to the front of the motherboard.Does the new Velka 3 not support any case fans whatsoever now? We can probably get a printed duct over the cpu cooler to only draw in cold air (and I guess also for the GPU), however X570 boards run hot and want to avoid stagnant heat. Any photos of the back of the Velka 3 to share? Thanks much!
You could do it on your own, but it won't be elegant. You would have to create a plate that would sit above the motherboard to mount the DC-ATX unit, and also an adapter plate for the rear Flex ATX holes to mount the DC jack. The HDPLEX ATX cables will point upwards and be very close to the ceiling of the case. You would still have to use an external AC-DC adapter.Photos look very good and enticing Michael. So excited to see the revisions. Pardon the silly question. You mentioned no support for HDPlex, but I hope this doesn't mean we cannot find our own means for securing the HDPlex units?
Again, great overhaul.
Reviews will only come out a month or two after release. I'm not going to have final versions to send until June or July and can't really justify delaying the release.The 2.0 revisions look absolutely stunning; I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a case. Will any reviewers be received the new revisions?
Fair enough, but the most common complaints were the top IO, the screws, and the strength of the metal parts. Relocating the IO required the graphics card clearance to be reduced, the 5 mm front panel is needed to hide the side panel screws, and the metal parts had to be made from steel because using aluminum would have increased the overall size.This is just my opinion here, don't like any of the 2.0 revision at all. The new Velka 7 is larger and heavier (x2 the weight) than Velka 5 v1.1 yet offer lesser compatibility. I get the front panel is supposed to make the case feel more premium now but 5mm is kinda excessive when the rest of the case is only 1-1.2mm thick. And the last batch of Velka 5 v1.1 is limited to just the US so I guess I'm out.
Best of luck though!
Both will be available and they will only be available in a white powder-coat.Do the 1.2 revision cases come with the fans/riser? What colors are available?
Only in the Velka 7, which has 286 mm length clearance.Is there a possibility to fit a 280 mm Blower Style Vega 56 on the new Velka 5?
Are you using the expansion card lock on top (the angled black piece with tapped holes that secures the IO shield)? Which fan (top or bottom) is making contact?@VELKASE Michael - Love the new design and changes you've made - I think all of them take the case in the right direction for sure.
I guess any questions I have are pending seeing the GPU mounting/IO solution as my Velka 5 continues to have issues with my Red Dragon's fans touching the side panel despite being well within clearance.
Also need to get the front panel dimensions so I can get @warmack to make me another wooden faceplate since it looks like the dimensions are different to the current case.
There is a bracket that needs to go over the power button on the inside and attach the front plate to the frame. The higher the button is, the higher that bracket would need to be, and that would slightly reduce graphics card clearances.
Time constraints and the lineup seemed incomplete without a case between the original 3 and 5. Velka 3 has received a lot of attention from the press, but suffered from poor power supply compatibility and graphics card compatibility. The power supply availability issue can be easily fixed by just reselling them and the Velka 5 fixes the graphics card compatibility issue. It was also a smaller risk to take compared to making a larger case because up until this point, the Velka 3 has received far more attention than the 5.what was the rationale for bumping the velka 5 (og) up to the velka 7 as opposed to increasing the size to ~7L ish from initial dicussions?
Do you mean the rectangular black piece I attach to the back?Are you using the expansion card lock on top (the angled black piece with tapped holes that secures the IO shield)? Which fan (top or bottom) is making contact?