Velka 7

Velka 7 is a premium SFF Mini-ITX case at 5.9L in volume. The case is priced at $199 in the US via Velkase.com & €182.5 in the UK via Density.sk (prices exc VAT/taxes/delivery charges).

DIMENSIONS192 x 140 x 247mm (L x W x H)
VOLUME5.9 Litres
MATERIALSAluminium
Galvanised & Stainless Steel
I/ON
MOTHERBOARD COMPATIBILITYMini-ITX
MAX CPU COOLER HEIGHT47mm
EXPANSION SLOTS2
MAX GPU LENGTH289mm
MAX GPU THICKNESS43mm
POWER SUPPLY COMPATIBILITYSFX
2.5″ / 3.5″ DRIVES SUPPORTED1x
INTERNAL DISPLAY CABLESVelka 5 & 7’s internal DisplayPort 1.2 & HDMI 2.0 cables support upto 1080P 240Hz / 1440P 144Hz / 4K 60Hz.

BUILD

MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX or MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge MAX WiFi (paid link)
CPURyzen 5 5600X or Ryzen 7 5800X (paid link)
CPU COOLERNoctua NH-L9a chromax.Black or Alpenfohn Black Ridge (paid link)
GPU RTX 3060 Ti (paid link)
GPU RISERLINKUP PCIe 4.0 ITX Riser Cable (paid link)
PSU Corsair SF 600 Platinum (paid link)
RAMCorsair VENGEANCE LPX 16GB, (2x8GB), 3600MHz, C14 (paid link)
STORAGE1TB M.2 NVME (paid link)

REVIEW

The Velkase design is truly special with minimal visible external screws, honeycomb vents for high airflow, and a smooth aluminium/steel finish. Its compact size and thick panels cause the case to act like big heatsink. Building in the Velka 7 more time consuming than most SFF case but very satisfying.

Using the back M.2 slot on your motherboard is not recommend depending on its location, as it may sit flush against the GPU backplate and riser cable. Thus may cause the M.2 drive to overheat or thermal throttle. We recommend using an M.2 extension module or external M.2 enclosure instead.

There was some minor issues with our Velka 7 case. There was no space between the motherboard tray and SFX power supply as mentioned in the instructions manual. This means the motherboard tray and power supply grinded against one another while being installed. The included riser cable is slightly shorter than it should be in our opinion, due to the way it bends in order to be mounted / installed.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

SOURCE(S)

velkase.com & Density.sk

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