VELKA 3

Velka 3 is a premium aluminium SFF case at just 3.9L in volume. The case priced at $159.99 in the US via Velkase.com and €185 including delivery to the UK via Density Labs. Import charges apply when Importing to the UK, typically 20%.

SPECS

DIMENSIONS192 x 140 x 247mm (L x W x H)
VOLUME3.9 Litres
MATERIALSGalvanised, Stainless Steel, Aluminium
EXTERNAL I/OPower Button (LED)
MOTHERBOARD SUPPORTMini-ITX
MAX CPU COOLER HEIGHT37mm
EXPANSION SLOTS2
MAX GPU LENGTH175mm
MAX GPU THICKNESS41mm
PSU SUPPORTFlex ATX (150 x 80 x 40mm)

BUILD

MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (Amazon Link)
CPURyzen 5 5600X (Amazon Link)
CPU COOLERNoctua NH-L9a (Amazon Link)
GPU Palit RTX 3060 StormX (Amazon Link)
PSU SilverStone FX500 (Amazon Link)
RAMCrucial Ballistix 16GB, 3600MHz, 2x8GB, CL16 (Amazon Link)
STORAGE256GB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)
1TB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)

REVIEW / OVERVIEW

We took an indepth look at the Velka 3 and it’s certainly beautiful and well designed Mini-ITX case, while being one of the smallest case to support a dedicated GPU. However, the Velka 3 and its small size comes with drawbacks, including but not limited to only supporting ITX GPUs, limited compatabilty and cooling capabilities for components.

The price of Velka cases are very high in comparison to other well made ITX cases and likely due to its design and small scale manufacturing quantities. This is not unexpected, but doesn’t deter from the fact that these case are very expensive for what they are.

We received a Velka 3 in the UK via Density.sk and the total cost was an eye watering £200 after delivery and import charges. We wouldn’t recommend anyone purchase any cases from Density.sk, if you live in the UK. Receiving the Velka 3 case from the US via Velkase.com will cost similarly as much in the UK.

Giving the high cost and limited availability, compatability and cooling performance of the Velka 3 case, we recommend looking elsewhere for tiny SFF cases. Check out the K39 or ZZAW A1 as best alternatives to the Velka 3. If cost isn’t an issue, the Velka 5 / Velka 7 are much better choices as these cases have better cooling capabilities and supports full size GPUs.

SOURCE(S)

velkase.com

Rating: 4 out of 5.