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Posted · Original PosterOP

So in my search for a new SFF case, I learned that it really does not get much smaller than the Velkase Velka 3 Rev 1.2.

 

I recently moved my home PC from the InWin case that it was in previously to the Velka 3. Reason's for the upgrade, the previous case had a 130W PSU built in, which was fine for the build, a Pentium G-4600T was the heart of the system, but my i7-6700k was sitting around unused, along with a 16GB kit of RAM, so I spent months looking for a similar sized case that could fit a PSU as well.

 

For a while I considered the DanCase offerings and other similar cases, but by the time everything was said and done these cases would cost over $250cad, not so budget friendly. Luckily this recent LTT build provided an answer:

 

 

I pretty much immediately pre-ordered the case, the only other item I required was the flex ATX PSU. Thankfully I only had to wait around 6-week for delivery, and it arrived well before Christmas. The case is $80usd, actually reasonably priced, but with the exchange rate, shipping, and duties It was $146cad, not cheap but I knew what I was paying for. 

 

Upgraded system specs:

CPU:                    i7-6700k

Cooler                  Cryorig C7

Motherboard:       MSI B250i Gaming Pro AC ITX

Memory:              G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2800 MHz RAM

Storage:              Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 SSD (OS), Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD

Power Supply:    SeaSonic 300W 80+ Gold Flex ATX PSU

Case:                  Velkase Velka 3 Rev 1.2

 

This is next to my previous case (sorry for the bad photos).

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The Velka 3 is slightly shorter, and slightly wider.

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I teased this case in my latest build log for my Silverstone SG13, an already compact ITX case that now looks big.

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The SG13 build log can be found HERE.

 

I am completing the build now, I will update this build log as I move along!

 

 


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SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here is the SeaSonic 300W Flex PSU I bought, impressively small if I do say so. Side note, I can't remember the last time I bought a PSU with these beautiful mustard cables.

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Tearing down the old system.

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SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Swapped the CPU and RAM!

 

Really interesting motherboard mounting system.

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There's lots of options to mount multiple 2.5" SSDs/HDDs, easy in this setup as I'm not mounting a dedicated GPU. This case does support single slot GPU's which is actually pretty insane considering the size.

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SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Now to install the PSU.

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SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Not really much to do for cable management. Basically stuff everything as much to the sides as possible.

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Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

And now all done! System posted perfectly fine!

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Just realized I had a big smudge on my phones camera lens, so my apologies for the bad photos. 

 

 

Ultimately this case exceeded my expectations. It is well thought out, and having everything mount externally on the motherboard tray bracket is really smart, this makes the build process quite simple. The instructions are well written and easy to follow, although I had to get a copy off the Velkase website, non came included. Otherwise it was well packaged and came with all the screws required.

If I could make one change I would sacrifice an extra 1-2cm of height in order to allow for standard 80mm fans to fit at the top, otherwise I'm impressed with this case. It's hard to get much smaller and the build experience was easier than in my SG13, I commend Velkase on their execution, I really like this small build!

If anyone has any questions feel free to ask!

 


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Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

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I didn't know this case! Really interesting. Thanks for sharing. There are probably not many psu choices on the market. haha

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47 minutes ago, Scatology said:

I didn't know this case! Really interesting. Thanks for sharing. There are probably not many psu choices on the market. haha

Yeah, I hadn't heard of it either! Great case though! And yeah, very limited PSU options indeed.


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Blueberry Pi  R7 3800X Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX  Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB 3200MHz  EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB  EVGA 850W P2  Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue)  Corsair ML Pro Blue LED Fans  Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower

 

Gaming PC  i7-8700k OC@5.1GHz (Delid)  Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX  Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz  EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB  EVGA 750W P2  Corsair H100i Pro  Corsair ML RGB Fans  Thermaltake Versa H18 TG mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC  R7 1700  Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX  Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White)  Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB  Corsair SF 450W  Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB  Noctua NF-F12 Chromax Fans  Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC  i7-6700k  MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX  G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz  Intel Integrated Graphics  Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU  Cryorig C7  Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop  Dell XPS13 (2017)  i7-7550U  16GB DDR3 RAM  Intel Integrated Graphics  1TB NVME M.2  QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

Sold PC's  Big White

 

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