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VELKA 7

Velka 7 is a premium Mini-ITX case at just 5.9L in volume. The case is priced at $199 in the US via Velkase.com. The Velka 7 case uses a mixture of steel and aluminium materials.

SPECS

VOLUMEEXTERNAL: 5.9L
INTERNAL: 5.6L
MATERIALSFRONT: ALUMINIUM (ANODISED / SANDBLASTED)
FRAME: STAINLESS STEEL
SIDES: GALVANISED STEEL
FORM FACTOR MINI ITX
CPU COOLER SUPPORT MAX HEIGHT: 47MM
GPU SUPPORT EXPANSION SLOTS: 2
MAX LENGTH: 289MM
MAX WIDTH: 43MM
MAX HEIGHT: 140MM
PSU SUPPORTSFX

COMPATIBILITY

The Velka 5 & 7’s internal DisplayPort cables only support 1080P 240Hz / 1440P 144Hz / 4K 60Hz.

BUILD

MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX
CPURYZEN 5 5600X/5600G
CPU COOLERAIR COOLER: ALPENFOHN BLACK RIDGE
GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti GAMING OC
GPU RISER CABLE PCIe GEN 4 RISER
PSU CORSAIR SF 600 PLATINUM
RAMCORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 16GB 3600MHz 2x8GB
STORAGE256/512GB M.2 NVME + 1TB M.2 NVME

REVIEW

We wouldn’t recommend anyone purchase any cases from Density.sk if you live in the UK as will cost you around £240. Similarly, receiving the Velka 7 case from the US via Velkase.com will net you around £250 after import and delivery charges.

The Velkase design is truly special with minimal visible external screws, honeycomb vents for airflow, and a smooth aluminium/steel finish. Its compact size and thick panels do cause the case to stay warmer for longer compared larger Mini-ITX cases. We found building in the Velka 7 more time consuming than most SFF cases, however it was extremely satisfying.

We wouldn’t recommend the use of the back M.2 slot on your motherboard if supported, as it sits flush against the GPU backplate and may cause the M.2 drive to overheat. We recommend using an M.2 extension module or external M.2 enclosure instead. We found some very minor issues with our Velka 7 case. There was no space between the motherboard tray and SFX power supply as mentioned in the instructions at the time of filming. The included riser cable is slightly shorter than it probably should be, giving how it bends in order to be mounted in the case.

SOURCE(S)

velkase.com

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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  1. Does the triple fan gigabyte 3060 ti gaming really fit in this case? When I’ve looked at photos of the card, it looks like it overhangs the bracket on the top and the side. The velkase description says that the shroud can’t protrude beyond the bracket.

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      Absolutely, your confusing the Pro OC with Gaming OC. The Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Pro OC is wider than 2 slots. The Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC is Dual Slot (41mm)

  2. Did you test the temps for the Velka 7 v2 (Ryzen 5 3600 with Alpenhof Black Ridge cooler and RTX 2070 Super, etc.)? If so, what were they like idle and under load?

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