Build your own PC case from scratch (how-to-guide)

  • Опубликовано: 20 мар 2017
  • In this video we'll be making a sweet-looking PC case from scratch, using cheap materials & basic hand tools! Also available in kit form!
    Have access to a CNC already? You can purchase the source SVG files here: (free PDF template for hand tools also available)
    Many thanks to Reichelt for sending me the components used in this build. Check out their website at: They have some great deals, so are definitely worth checking out (esp. their prices on computer components!).
    Here's a link to that awesome glowing EL Wire:
    And the awesome FLIR ONE thermal camera:
    Thanks to Overclockers UK for the sweet Super Flower PSU:
    Here are the templates that you'll need to cut out the panels, if you don't want to use the kit version:
    Components used in the final build:
    M.2 SSD:
    Processor cooler:
    Graphics card:
    Fanless PSU:
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Комментарии • 2 168

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks  8 месяцев назад +74

    Hey everyone, just letting you know that I've put the source SVG files up for purchase too, for if you have access to a CNC. Here's the link:
    The free PDF version for hand tools is still available, and always will be. Just thought the SVG file would be useful for those who want to recreate it with their own router.

    • Pieter Naude
      Pieter Naude 19 дней назад

      In 10 years of RUclip I have seen cases that cost thousands of dollars. But I cannot even imagine the satisfaction of playing on a pc that you made the case for. Keep going you genius!!!!

    • BoopStabber
      BoopStabber 27 дней назад

      DIY Perks Just wondering, how exactly did you connect your monitor and other peripherals to your psu?

    • Emmanuel Okoroafo
      Emmanuel Okoroafo Месяц назад

      DIY Perks how would you add a disc drive

    • Codie Rae
      Codie Rae 4 месяца назад

      interesting, I like - you should make a rack mount server one and an HTPC one. 1 or 2 complaints and likely reason I wouldn't get one yet - no fan grill or honeycomb mesh included I think? or way to filter easily- was going to do velcro for the filter but it looks ugly so it needs the mesh or something else - 2 is radiator support and no easy way to do a push+pull config in the space(also would be hard to mount without some bent metal or very long fan or nutted screws and not sure how the MDF would do with the load on that type of screw-head, risk of pull-through with the weight- and if i had to use metal plate on both sides it makes this harder for anyone without have any ideas? would this fit a swiftech h320 x2 prestige or a larger semi-custom non-rigid water loop?

  • Sabbir Ahmed
    Sabbir Ahmed 19 часов назад

    what is the voltage of momentary button?

  • Finn Mertens
    Finn Mertens День назад

    corporate beer provision attorney wealthy front sea motive cost.

  • Dungeons Heroes
    Dungeons Heroes День назад

    thats actually pretty nice! no dust filters though :P

  • ciao986
    ciao986 2 дня назад

    this will accumulate a lot of dust. You should add some dust filters to the project!

    ABOVE S0 BELOW 3 дня назад

    you need a pop shield

  • Huan
    Huan 3 дня назад


  • Şeyh Müslüm İncedal
    Şeyh Müslüm İncedal 4 дня назад

    not manually cut, cnc cut

  • Neekster Man
    Neekster Man 7 дней назад

    Can you show youtube how to make a usb power brick?

  • Chloe Mcholoe
    Chloe Mcholoe 8 дней назад

    I'd buy one if I could! The price is also very fair! Gj! ^_^

  • Patrick Smyth
    Patrick Smyth 8 дней назад

    In the video and in the plan there are only four standoffs holding the motherboard to the case instead of the usual eight or nine. With the heavy cpu cooler shown I would be very concerned that the motherboard will crack from vibration over time. I understand that this is so that the SSDs can fit under the motherboard but even so I think the motherboard should have more support.

  • NighttimeMike
    NighttimeMike 9 дней назад

    I'm not going to pay for a design that is so simple I could recreate it in an hour :/

    • NighttimeMike
      NighttimeMike 9 дней назад

      its so fucking simple the svg file is 34 kb. How can you expect anyone to pay for that.

  • John L
    John L 10 дней назад

    Where to buy those vinyl patterns?

  • mayuri sama
    mayuri sama 12 дней назад

    Such an amazing channel! Keep up the awesome work Matt,good luck!!!

  • PexiGaming
    PexiGaming 14 дней назад

    i sub :)

  • Danikko Tiu
    Danikko Tiu 15 дней назад

    This is a DIY channel. Just wanted to point that out since people seem to forget. Some were saying things like "dust magnet", "poor airflow", "kit costs as much as a decent case with better airflow"
    Ok. 1) So add dust filters where the intakes are. 2) Add another exhaust/intake on the other side of the case, as was mentioned in the video (12:20). 3) Again a DIY channel, so if you arent looking to DIY then buy the decent case with better airflow.
    So if you find something you have an issue with and you feel compelled to point it out, try including suggestions on how to fix it.

  • Cryptic Arcane
    Cryptic Arcane 16 дней назад

    Did he say "NUT"?

  • FreeFly
    FreeFly 18 дней назад

    Plasti-dip the whole thing now.

  • MonkeyWithAGun
    MonkeyWithAGun 19 дней назад

    You dont sound bri - ish

  • Andreas Varmfors
    Andreas Varmfors 19 дней назад

    That is a really good looking case!!

  • Victor England
    Victor England 20 дней назад

    You should make a template for micro ATX boards. These ITX boards are insanely expensive (they cost as much as a proper gaming full ATX board).

  • Jacob Wild
    Jacob Wild 21 день назад

    Whats the thickness of the mdf?

  • Dez - Coo
    Dez - Coo 21 день назад

    soo cool man

  • Astronaut penguin
    Astronaut penguin 22 дня назад

    I kind of wish there would be a kit form of the Ultimate Silent PC up for sale.

  • Edward
    Edward 24 дня назад

    was thinkin of welding one from stainless steel. that's a dope case though

  • Terrible Averell
    Terrible Averell 25 дней назад

    That airflow

  • TaterRaider
    TaterRaider 25 дней назад

    Came for the DIY, left due to kit sales pitch dominating start of video.

  • Cole Raub
    Cole Raub 26 дней назад

    He reminds me of a less crazy Colin Furze

  • Jason Antwi-Appah
    Jason Antwi-Appah 27 дней назад +1

    Instead of that EL wire, I'd probably try LED strips. Nice build though!

  • Josias Baez
    Josias Baez 29 дней назад +1

    When will the kit be available for sale again? It says out of stock. :(

  • Jayme Capurso
    Jayme Capurso Месяц назад

    This low tech DIY case ironically looks better than almost every other manufactured case I have looked at....Dare I say classy even!

  • Breakz HD Inbox
    Breakz HD Inbox Месяц назад +2

    Flight simulator music!!! XD

  • Smol boye
    Smol boye Месяц назад

    DYI Perks please do something about the screeching ear deafening SSSSSSS sounds. SSSSSSSizes. BladeSSSSSSSSSS. SSSSSSSSStart

  • Computer Fiction GH
    Computer Fiction GH Месяц назад

    The speaker spikes will ruin your table or desk top

  • Rumen Aleksandrov
    Rumen Aleksandrov Месяц назад

    You rock man !!!!

  • BB
    BB Месяц назад +1

    Did Matt ever explain how he did the wireing to power the monitor from the PSU? A link would be great if so 🙂

  • Nabeel Amin
    Nabeel Amin Месяц назад

    You are legend sir.
    Can i have this one you just make ?

  • F Kay
    F Kay Месяц назад

    bro u pro

  • Petr Ečer
    Petr Ečer Месяц назад

    Out of stock. Will it be back soon? Thanks!

  • Denis Triton
    Denis Triton Месяц назад

    Nice but no dust protection. (

  • Sebastian Von Kebab
    Sebastian Von Kebab Месяц назад

    "Cheap". Guess we have diffrent views of the defenition "Cheap". :(

  • Bryan  Williams
    Bryan Williams Месяц назад


  • Anonomus Person
    Anonomus Person Месяц назад

    is this neccisary if you dont have the cash for a real pc case go get a cardboard box

  • CubeTV
    CubeTV Месяц назад

    Did you upgrade the clout unti? :_(

  • EssexGamersUnited
    EssexGamersUnited Месяц назад

    Well actually you have not debunked the fire risk at all, if a cable in the PSU were to heat up and catch fire then the whole case would go up but in a metal case it would not spread outside the case. i have seen short circuits on motherboards cause them to heat up and catch fire more then once in my life its only a if but if it happens the metal case would be much better protection, also using MDF fiber board causes cancer if you inhale the dust so you might want to insure people following the video use a face mask when cutting MDF.

  • Nathaniel Luke
    Nathaniel Luke Месяц назад

    Imma start my own businesses inspired by this vid

  • Samuel Holden
    Samuel Holden Месяц назад

    Hi Matt!,
    Love your videos,they are entertaining and informational.
    I have been thinking and Im sure the rest of the viewers and fans of yours will agree that a DIY electric skateboard will be a great task for you to tackle though im sure you will have no problem!
    -Kind Regards, -a Fan

  • Stevanus bingtoro
    Stevanus bingtoro Месяц назад

    im gonna try this idea with hexagonal build on my DIY case, sir, who ever you are, i thank you for this vid.

  • Overspraycollector
    Overspraycollector Месяц назад

    10:57.. that looks very sloppy

  • Orion Myers
    Orion Myers Месяц назад

    Dose the el wire come with the kit

  • Stephen Baker
    Stephen Baker Месяц назад

    All I would add is an option with the kit to have venting in the front panel.... other then That, it looks awesome

  • neo2ree
    neo2ree Месяц назад

    Hello Matt, I deeply appreciate the instructions you provided for not only this specific video, but for mainly most of your videos because they not only so your love for what you do, but rather the enjoyment it brings. I like the details and the safety involved, but most of all the fun. Thank you.
    C. Netanyahu Spruill

  • Customrigs - Custom PC builds and Reviews

    Wow looks great ... but no airflow ...

  • Cool Content
    Cool Content 2 месяца назад

    PC made by Ikea. Bonus: you can sit on it whilst you're gaming, and acts like a heated seat in winter times. Drawback: it's heavy af.

  • Tech guy
    Tech guy 2 месяца назад

    Cool but I think I’ll just buy one that’s already finished

  • Fuzzz
    Fuzzz 2 месяца назад

    I’d recommend just buying one for 50$

  • ice975
    ice975 2 месяца назад

    what power button did you use?

  • MsJinkerson
    MsJinkerson 2 месяца назад

    I would never trust a fanless power supply

    ROY_MAT 2 месяца назад

    Can you please donate the pc to me?

  • Randy Robinson
    Randy Robinson 2 месяца назад

    Dude that looks fantastic!!!! I want one!!!

  • Sugar Kaine Mostly
    Sugar Kaine Mostly 2 месяца назад

    I like this guy, very intelligent, but something tells me that because he's British his mouth smells like doodoo =(

  • p suresh
    p suresh 2 месяца назад

    What tools will I need to make this

  • hed190
    hed190 2 месяца назад

    what's the thickness of the mdf?

  • Mind Made Design's
    Mind Made Design's 2 месяца назад

    Nice made

  • mk-ii
    mk-ii 2 месяца назад

    with a heatsink like this i'd go with a transparent look

  • Cycle Revive
    Cycle Revive 2 месяца назад

    Hi looks awesome where can I get the pdf files please?

  • J_ J_
    J_ J_ 2 месяца назад

    great job! love that blue wire stuff :D

  • jim5killer
    jim5killer 2 месяца назад

    nice bro i suscribe

  • Matt Ingram
    Matt Ingram 2 месяца назад

    That's a hot mess. You need to prioritize cooling with a computer. I imagine there is some thermal throttling going on. This may be an ok idea for an I3 or pentium, but I would not stick any thing greater in this

  • Season Thapa
    Season Thapa 2 месяца назад

    This is a home made gaming pc setup

  • Prince Abdullah Siddiqui
    Prince Abdullah Siddiqui 2 месяца назад +2

    JUST subbed!!!

  • Robert Lv
    Robert Lv 2 месяца назад

    It looks cool, but it is not technically correct, the reason they make pc cases out of metal is to block any radiosignals from outside wich could interfere with signals running in pc, another issue i see with the case is ventilation it' should have atliest a whole in front where it can suck fresh air in to cool the pc's components.

    • _ WereWolf_Engine _
      _ WereWolf_Engine _ 2 месяца назад

      Robert Lv - the radio signal concern is simply not true, I haven't heard a more ridicilious excuse, and he tests temperatures, they are highly acceptional. u r just wrong about everything u said

  • abdullah ali
    abdullah ali 3 месяца назад

    Damn coooll.....i want more such videos .. totally loved it.........I am gonna make my own gaming cpu soon. And yes ill add a CD/DVD-DRIVE too

  • _ WereWolf_Engine _
    _ WereWolf_Engine _ 3 месяца назад +4

    Hi want to confirm about how el wires work. So I'm planning to get a fully non modular psu. I'm not 100% sure about soldering.
    Do I simply snip off an un used sata cable like u have? I honestly have no clue, anyone can reply to me if they now how I can use my non modular psu to power the el wire, I'm planning to build my own case by June or July 2018 (I have college to worry about right now) so I need an answer before that time.
    Another question, on eBay I found something called conductive glue and in the description it says no soldering is required, just glue wires together. Is this glue actually conductive and have u heard of this concept before?
    I'm mainly more worried about how to connect the psu to the el wire so an answer about that is absolutely necessary

  • Y D
    Y D 3 месяца назад

    No Dust filter?

  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali 3 месяца назад

    Nice I will be making mine water cooled and auto dust cleaning buy adding a flexible pipe to the case and the other end electric pressure air that will be connected to a timed switch. I will be using this as my streaming build

  • Jens Settelmeier
    Jens Settelmeier 3 месяца назад

    Hi, this is a great video! Can someone tell me, where this USB head port can be bought? (9:51min)

  • Евгений Муравьёв
    Евгений Муравьёв 3 месяца назад

    GJ man

  • Mehdi Pascal
    Mehdi Pascal 3 месяца назад

    tres joli travail, mais il y a une erreur, votre apparail peut endomager d'autres apparails numetiques car il manque une protection contre les ondes EM, tu peux au moins etuliser un papier aluminum comme une couverture interne , et de le lier à GND.
    pour plus d' explication tu peut m' ecrir à ""

  • Marc
    Marc 3 месяца назад

    Awesome :-D

  • Warriors Cats Fan
    Warriors Cats Fan 3 месяца назад

    I would put good LEDs on it.

    • Warriors Cats Fan
      Warriors Cats Fan 3 месяца назад

      Not on the carbon to aluminum transition. Just somewhere that looks good.

  • Poison Empress
    Poison Empress 3 месяца назад

    no offense, most of your stuff looks great but I really, really do not like this.

  • jackson Hoover
    jackson Hoover 3 месяца назад

    who doesn't love some good alumineun

  • HiTechDiver
    HiTechDiver 3 месяца назад

    I'm curious why you didn't design a case around your build with the vertically oriented MOBO and the CPU heatsink on the graphics card, with the fans on the bottom. That seemed very practical since it used the physics of hot air rising.

  • Wiper
    Wiper 3 месяца назад

    we need paid for source ahahah dafuck

  • The Collector
    The Collector 3 месяца назад

    itx the smallest you can buy ? was there not a mini itx ?

  • RbgHacker4
    RbgHacker4 3 месяца назад

    this is soooo nice

  • jlmodrono1
    jlmodrono1 3 месяца назад


  • Zion's World!
    Zion's World! 3 месяца назад +41

    Mine would be a HOT MESS

  • Nikita Konyakhin
    Nikita Konyakhin 3 месяца назад

    That’s amazing. Why is gpu not spinning?😂

  • bsharpmajorscale
    bsharpmajorscale 3 месяца назад

    I'm glad he was there at the end for scale, otherwise I would've thought it was HUGE! :P

  • Carl Manalac
    Carl Manalac 3 месяца назад

    hi Diy perks, do you have a template for a matx motherboard? planning to do this build but my board was matx. thanks

  • Nathan Mendenhall
    Nathan Mendenhall 3 месяца назад


  • Farbs
    Farbs 3 месяца назад

    This fall I want to do this as a projects

  • Rodrigo Volta
    Rodrigo Volta 3 месяца назад

    Clark Kent... kkkk...

  • Ewan Valente
    Ewan Valente 3 месяца назад

    This guy makes some awesome stuff

  • fluffy
    fluffy 3 месяца назад

    oh dang I wish I'd seen this video before I built my current compact PC.

  • Liren Cao
    Liren Cao 3 месяца назад

    Wow, this thing actually have a GTX 980 ti

  • Supreme Icecreme
    Supreme Icecreme 3 месяца назад

    'Pee Es'. Sorry I couldn't help myself.

  • CRaSHeCLiPs
    CRaSHeCLiPs 3 месяца назад

    i'd love to see more from here, i'm hugely enthralled by these modern looking diy projects.
    and maybe we can see DIY power buttons and maybe more like that