Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

revo175

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May 17, 2020
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I have ordered it april 2.
I did pay 30USD to ship to middle Europe, Hungary but back then the unit did cost 129USD not 139USD.
It's still not shipped yet but the lead time is June so they still got half a month to do so.
I just hope the Velka 3 and the 7660B Pro comes around the same time so I won't have to wait for the other. ^^
This is one of the reasons I settled for the Velka 7 instead, the flex PSU market is somewhat uncertain right now.

It will either be a hassle to get a replacement or super expensive; I bought a EVGA 650W for $103. I just hope the flex PSU market is better for when i decide to do a <5 litter build.
 
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larkmaj

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There is a black enhance 7660b psu too. I have ordered this one for the Velka 3. It's yet to arrive but the case is also yet to be ordered. :D
Be careful about this one. This is a batch order that has been massively delayed, and the vendor has been very uncommunicative about the whole thing. I ordered mine in December and I'm still waiting. I bought a cheap ATX PSU to hold me over, but my patience is running very thin.

SFF.NET even shutdown this vendor's threads because of the problems.
 

Sziklapeti

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Jun 4, 2020
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Be careful about this one. This is a batch order that has been massively delayed, and the vendor has been very uncommunicative about the whole thing. I ordered mine in December and I'm still waiting. I bought a cheap ATX PSU to hold me over, but my patience is running very thin.

SFF.NET even shutdown this vendor's threads because of the problems.
I see. Thank you for the warning.
Well for me I guess there is nothing else to do than wait and hope right now but then maybe I shouldn't have linked it.
Let's hope we both get our units in the near future.
 

VELKASE Michael

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Do you have information detailing the difference between the new velka 5 and the vleka 7? I saw the spec and pics, but more information would be awesome. (More pics showing the layout or the back of the case would be nice)
There will be some after I finish up the user manuals in the next few days.

@VELKASE Michael Do you know if the new Velka 5 will support a 120mm radiator as seen here?
A 120 mm radiator might fit into the Velka 7 (the one that is more similar to the old Velka 5) with a slim fan, but I cannot guarantee it. There is about the same amount of space in terms of thickness, but the graphics card would have to be 169 mm long max so this is not very practical.

@VELKASE Michael May I know what is the PSU orientation of the velka 3 v2 if I am using the 7660B? From what I know, 7660B has venting holes on the top of the metal casing. Will it be align with the top venting holes of the case? From the from your website, it seems the venting hole of the PSU is facing towards the inside of the case. If so, how would it affect the heat dissipation? Lastly, would you provide any mod such as changing the cable or spray paint the PSU black to accommodate the overall aesthetic of the PC?
It faces up, towards the outside of the case. They will only be available in their stock configuration for now, but they will be replaced by a black version some months from now, possibly with shorter cables.
 

griever

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Apr 30, 2019
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@VELKASE Michael

I trying to determine if I could rig a dust filter to the inside of the new series of Velka.

What is the new open area on these cases with the hexagonal pattern? I don’t want to choke airflow too much, but I also don’t want to do a full side panel tear down every few months.

Thanks, can’t wait.
 

ExtremeSFFPC

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Jun 4, 2020
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Very much looking forward to more info on the release and perhaps pre-ordering to reserve a product for July delivery. After what happened with the May 25th batch, I don't want to wait another month only for it to be sold out in a matter of seconds and then have to find another option.
 

revo175

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May 17, 2020
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Very much looking forward to more info on the release and perhaps pre-ordering to reserve a product for July delivery. After what happened with the May 25th batch, I don't want to wait another month only for it to be sold out in a matter of seconds and then have to find another option.
I'm on the same boat (probably worst because I need to upgrade a couple parts).

It would be a shame to end up buying a TaoBao Clone case.
 

VELKASE Michael

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@VELKASE Michael

I trying to determine if I could rig a dust filter to the inside of the new series of Velka.

What is the new open area on these cases with the hexagonal pattern? I don’t want to choke airflow too much, but I also don’t want to do a full side panel tear down every few months.

Thanks, can’t wait.
The open area is 55%. I would still advise against using internal dust filters because you would need to remove them to get the dust trapped in them out.
 
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MassZERO

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@VELKASE Michael
Hi bro, I check on the website updates about today,
I seems you will also be releasing the Original Velka 3, and the latest revision 2.0 , in which it does not support the HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?

I wanna ask are you still gonna released Revision 1.2? Some of us have actually already purchased HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?
And was expecting that you would be supporting it in the future released, but we understand why it has been discontinued since, your also selling power supply.

Will there be a Velka 3 Revision 1.2 for us who uses HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?
Or all future released will be just the latest revision 2.0??

I hope there should be a variation of Velka 3 that supports still support HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX in the future.
 

duynguyenle

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Aug 20, 2019
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@VELKASE Michael
Hi bro, I check on the website updates about today,
I seems you will also be releasing the Original Velka 3, and the latest revision 2.0 , in which it does not support the HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?

I wanna ask are you still gonna released Revision 1.2? Some of us have actually already purchased HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?
And was expecting that you would be supporting it in the future released, but we understand why it has been discontinued since, your also selling power supply.

Will there be a Velka 3 Revision 1.2 for us who uses HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?
Or all future released will be just the latest revision 2.0??

I hope there should be a variation of Velka 3 that supports still support HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX in the future.
I mean... The DC-ATX is smaller than a FlexATX unit so if you can fit a FlexATX, you can fit a DC-ATX.

Looks like both v1.2 and v2 requires you to use an external brick anyway.
 

MassZERO

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Dec 6, 2019
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I mean... The DC-ATX is smaller than a FlexATX unit so if you can fit a FlexATX, you can fit a DC-ATX.

Looks like both v1.2 and v2 requires you to use an external brick anyway.
They remove the support on DC-ATX on the latest revision man check the changelog.
It only means future released will not be supported, cause they also sell their own PSU.
I totally hate FAN CPU, so noisy, unless you change the fan into Nuctua. But still preferable DC-ATX PSU, its way cooler!
 

duynguyenle

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They remove the support on DC-ATX on the latest revision man check the changelog.
It only means future released will not be supported, cause they also sell their own PSU.
I totally hate FAN CPU, so noisy, unless you change the fan into Nuctua. But still preferable DC-ATX PSU, its way cooler!
You completely ignored what I said didn't you? The HDPlex400 DC-ATX is physically smaller than a FlexATX unit. Wherever you can put a FlexATX, you can also put a DC-ATX unit. In this particular case 'not supported' simply means there are no provisions for mounting a HDPlex400, you're still free to use it if you like, whether by taping it to the roof with 3M VHB, or make yourself a 3D-printed bracket.

Michael is not selling his own PSUs, as far as I know, he has no plans for designing his own PSU (whether a conventional ATX format or some sort of DC PSU like an HD Plex), he's simply importing PSUs from Enhance so people can buy both the case and the PSU from the same shop.

Once again, just to be clear, you can still fit a HDPlex DC-ATX unit internal to the Velka 3 v2.0, nothing's stopping you from doing that, and just as I stated in the previous post, this still require you to source an AC-DC unit externally (popular options includes the Dell 330W adapter or HDPlex's own 400W AC-DC unit)
 

VELKASE Michael

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Sorry about being late to the party here.

Never realised that I don't get emails when I'm mentioned in a thread. 😒

Updated the website: https://www.asetek.com/gamingenthus...gdiy/cpu-cooling/small-form-factor-cpu-cooler
Having skimmed over the past 5 pages, that seems to be the main issue (finding dimensions) - is that correct?

-As always, more than happy to help with anything :)
That is correct. Thank you.

@VELKASE Michael
Hi bro, I check on the website updates about today,
I seems you will also be releasing the Original Velka 3, and the latest revision 2.0 , in which it does not support the HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?

I wanna ask are you still gonna released Revision 1.2? Some of us have actually already purchased HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?
And was expecting that you would be supporting it in the future released, but we understand why it has been discontinued since, your also selling power supply.

Will there be a Velka 3 Revision 1.2 for us who uses HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX?
Or all future released will be just the latest revision 2.0??

I hope there should be a variation of Velka 3 that supports still support HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX in the future.
Continued production of the old model is still under consideration. Support for the HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX was inconsistent in the old model, so at the moment I cannot say for certain whether HDPLEX support will come back. It's possible that there will be an add-on that will enable HDPLEX support in the new model, but it will take time.
 

griever

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Apr 30, 2019
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@VELKASE Michael

Regarding the Velka 7:

It appears incompatibility of sfx-l psu may be due to the 3.5” HD’s bracket in front of the psu. Is there anything else that may prevent a sfx-l psu from fitting if I were to simply cut 5mm from the bracket?
 

VELKASE Michael

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@VELKASE Michael

Regarding the Velka 7:

It appears incompatibility of sfx-l psu may be due to the 3.5” HD’s bracket in front of the psu. Is there anything else that may prevent a sfx-l psu from fitting if I were to simply cut 5mm from the bracket?
You would have to cut 30 mm away, so basically cut it in half. The bracket you see in front of the PSU area is actually the dedicated 2.5" drive mount and a piece that connects one corner of the motherboard tray to the frame. You could also not install that bracket, but then the motherboard tray will only be connected to the frame in 3/4 corners.



@VELKASE Michael
Any updates on preorders or a release date in July?
Manufacturing is complete but I am waiting for shipments to arrive so there is no exact date for release yet, just a late July estimate.