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Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

Badasser

Case Bender
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May 18, 2020
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1x 2.5” HDD or SSD (9.5 mm thick)
If graphics card length is below 212 mm:
3x extra 2.5” drives (2x up to 12.5 mm thick, 1x up to 7 mm thick)

It works in a similar way as before, but it will no longer cause any unsightly side panel gaps as it did in rev 1.1.
That’s actually awesome to hear. For those of us with work that necessitates data hoarding its hard to get small cases with tonnes of drive space so I’m glad you’re still catering to it, thanks! I look forward to the international release in July 🙂
 

Silejonu

What's an ITX?
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May 21, 2020
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Will straight SATA cables fit in the Velka 7 if 4 2.5" HDDs are mounted? Or will we need angled cables?
Also, out of curiosity, will mounting a 3.5" drive still be possible if there is no graphics card?
 

VELKASE Michael

Master of Cramming
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Ah okay, that explains it - I never recevied the GPU bracket in my package for the case - only the internal piece which I'd been trying to work out how to use since I received it and gave up... Do you have any spare you could send to me?
Sorry, there are none left at the moment. I can 3d print them but my printer needs repair and shipping from the US would take an unknown amount of time. Let me check to see whether some 3d printing service provider can manufacture it locally and send it to you.

Are you currently shipping VK-5's? If yes, what would the lead time to Canada be?
If you mean the 1.1 revision then no, those are sold out, sorry. Revision 2.0 will likely start shipping to Canada in July.

Hmm, why so much though? I've seen some 3cm height right angle connectors available, and i presume even shorter ones exists... I wasn't talking about plugging straight regular display cables, sorry if i wasn't clear enough...

And about the 30cm cable riser, was this length a determining factor for the space available between the gpu back (with the ports) and the top of the case (11 mm, iirc). What i mean is, could the same 30cm cable allow for a bigger gap than currently (those 11mm), without increasing the exterior dimensions of the case? Of course, this would limit even more the total length of the GPU's pcb that would fit, but that's not my point.
If there are 3 cm tall right angle cables then the top cover could be shorter in height. Is your idea to keep the main IO at the rear and have graphics IO at the top with a cover? A 30 cm riser doesn't allow for much more than that 11 mm space on top, so the riser length would have to be increased to 35 cm to lower the graphics card.

Will straight SATA cables fit in the Velka 7 if 4 2.5" HDDs are mounted? Or will we need angled cables?
Also, out of curiosity, will mounting a 3.5" drive still be possible if there is no graphics card?
Straight SATA cables will actually work better than angled ones.

There is no official support for 3.5" drives, but it's possible to mount one with an ITX length card around 175 mm if you use your own countersunk 6-32 screws for HDD's.
 
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DG25

Minimal Tinkerer
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If there are 3 cm tall right angle cables then the top cover could be shorter in height. Is your idea to keep the main IO at the rear and have graphics IO at the top with a cover? A 30 cm riser doesn't allow for much more than that 11 mm space on top, so the riser length would have to be increased to 35 cm to lower the graphics card.
I'm sorry, i've looked at the wrong right angle connectors. Those shorter (3cm tall or less) are "down angled 90 degree", i think you were referring to the "right angled 90 degree", which are indeed 5+ cm tall, as you were saying. Sorry for the confusion.

Anyway, i like the current IO design, don't want it changing, it's just the display extensions that bug me. Don't they take out space at the back, in the detriment of the space available for the GPU (its height, to be more specific)? Don't they push a bit further the pcie slot's placement, limiting GPU's height? If yes, then if you relocate them and move the pcie slot a bit more to the back of the case, wouldn't this gave you a bit of spare cable length, enough to move the GPU a bit further down, to allow for bigger right angled connectors, without increasing the height of the case by much? Ofc, this would mean the top should be a removable panel, a cover of sort.

Btw, are you currently using something like these for the extensions? If yes, couldn't the external ports be relocated to the top back panel, in that ~11mm space (placed horizontally)?
 

Cutterpaul

What's an ITX?
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May 23, 2020
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Hey there!
I was wondering for some time now, if the old Velka 5 - or any of the new ones for that matter - supports the Sapphire Pulse 5700XT card with its official measurements of 254 x 135 x 46,5 mm. I've seen differing oppinions on reddit, so I would appreciate any help, since I am a bit confused.

Those new cases look real stylish by the way.
 

VELKASE Michael

Master of Cramming
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Oct 7, 2018
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I'm sorry, i've looked at the wrong right angle connectors. Those shorter (3cm tall or less) are "down angled 90 degree", i think you were referring to the "right angled 90 degree", which are indeed 5+ cm tall, as you were saying. Sorry for the confusion.

Anyway, i like the current IO design, don't want it changing, it's just the display extensions that bug me. Don't they take out space at the back, in the detriment of the space available for the GPU (its height, to be more specific)? Don't they push a bit further the pcie slot's placement, limiting GPU's height? If yes, then if you relocate them and move the pcie slot a bit more to the back of the case, wouldn't this gave you a bit of spare cable length, enough to move the GPU a bit further down, to allow for bigger right angled connectors, without increasing the height of the case by much? Ofc, this would mean the top should be a removable panel, a cover of sort.

Btw, are you currently using something like these for the extensions? If yes, couldn't the external ports be relocated to the top back panel, in that ~11mm space (placed horizontally)?
They only impact the maximum card length rather than the height. The maximum allowable height is a little bit lower than before because of this piece which completes the frame:


Placing them closer to the top and making the cables shorter would have been preferred, but each one takes up approximately 1 x 4 cm of space on the rear panel, so they only fit along the side of the case.


will you offer a pcie 4.0 riser in the future as a separate sale?
If there will be one compatible with these cases, then yes.

Hey there!
I was wondering for some time now, if the old Velka 5 - or any of the new ones for that matter - supports the Sapphire Pulse 5700XT card with its official measurements of 254 x 135 x 46,5 mm. I've seen differing oppinions on reddit, so I would appreciate any help, since I am a bit confused.
It will definitely not fit into the old Velka 5 because it can only accept cards up to 43 mm wide. You would need a card that does not have any protrusions at all past the PCI bracket, but you can see from this angle that it does protrude.
There is an experimental feature in the new Velka 5 and 7 that allows side panels to be mounted up to 4 mm away from the rest of the case, so it might fit into one of those, but it would be better to assume that it will not fit. It will be explained in the user manuals soon.