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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  • Длительность: 14:00
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Комментарии: 2 093

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks  6 месяцев назад +60

    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.

    • Codie Rae
      Codie Rae 2 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?

      DCFUKSURMOM 2 месяца назад +1

      they are not always fixable. check to make sure your cpu/ram is compatible. if they are good check for blown capacitors.(normally swollen or busted) if you are lucky you can replace any capacitors with capacitors of the SAME rating or higher. if none of that works you have a dead board. thats about all i can tell you. you can google it if you dont believe me.(i get a lot of people that say i dont know anything but i actually do)

    • Vishal Sagar
      Vishal Sagar 2 месяца назад +1

      DIY Perks hii
      can you make a video about how to repair motherboard

    • Jacob Blumenthal
      Jacob Blumenthal 3 месяца назад

      What is the possibility of getting a DXF/DWG file so the parts can be done on a laser cutter?

      DCFUKSURMOM 3 месяца назад

      install linux on it

  • Nuclearpuke
    Nuclearpuke 7 часов назад

    what power button did you use?

  • MsJinkerson
    MsJinkerson 4 дня назад

    I would never trust a fanless power supply

    ROY_MAT 4 дня назад

    Can you please donate the pc to me?

  • someonewho Cares
    someonewho Cares 7 дней назад

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

  • Sugar Kaine Mostly
    Sugar Kaine Mostly 8 дней 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 9 дней назад

    What tools will I need to make this

  • hed190
    hed190 9 дней назад

    what's the thickness of the mdf?

  • MMD
    MMD 9 дней назад

    Nice made

  • mk-ii
    mk-ii 11 дней назад

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

  • Cycle Revive
    Cycle Revive 12 дней назад

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

  • J_ J_
    J_ J_ 13 дней назад

    great job! love that blue wire stuff :D

  • jim5killer
    jim5killer 15 дней назад

    nice bro i suscribe

  • Matt Ingram
    Matt Ingram 19 дней 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 20 дней назад

    This is a home made gaming pc setup

  • General Abbi!!
    General Abbi!! 21 день назад +1

    JUST subbed!!!

  • Robert Lv
    Robert Lv 21 день 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 _ 20 дней 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 23 дня 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 _ 25 дней назад +3

    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 25 дней назад

    No Dust filter?

  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali 28 дней 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 28 дней 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 Месяц назад

    GJ man

  • Mehdi Pascal
    Mehdi Pascal Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    Awesome :-D

  • Warriors Cats Fan
    Warriors Cats Fan Месяц назад

    I would put good LEDs on it.

    • Warriors Cats Fan
      Warriors Cats Fan Месяц назад

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

  • Firebird's Child
    Firebird's Child Месяц назад

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

  • jackson Hoover
    jackson Hoover Месяц назад

    who doesn't love some good alumineun

  • HiTechDiver
    HiTechDiver Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    we need paid for source ahahah dafuck

  • The Collector
    The Collector Месяц назад

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

  • RbgHacker4
    RbgHacker4 Месяц назад

    this is soooo nice

  • jlmodrono1
    jlmodrono1 Месяц назад


  • Zion's World!
    Zion's World! Месяц назад +14

    Mine would be a HOT MESS

  • Nikita Konyakhin
    Nikita Konyakhin Месяц назад

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

  • bsharpmajorscale
    bsharpmajorscale Месяц 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 Месяц 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 M
    Nathan M Месяц назад


  • Farbs
    Farbs Месяц назад

    This fall I want to do this as a projects

  • Rodrigo Volta
    Rodrigo Volta Месяц назад

    Clark Kent... kkkk...

  • Ewan Valente
    Ewan Valente Месяц назад

    This guy makes some awesome stuff

  • fluffy
    fluffy Месяц назад

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

  • Liren Cao
    Liren Cao Месяц назад

    Wow, this thing actually have a GTX 980 ti

  • Supreme Icecreme
    Supreme Icecreme Месяц назад

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

  • CRaSHeCLiPs
    CRaSHeCLiPs Месяц 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

  • Creative Worx
    Creative Worx Месяц назад

    wooooooow, This is what I call it innovative art. I am really blown away with your videos.
    keep up!

  • Lars van Egmond
    Lars van Egmond Месяц назад

    What about RF shielding

  • Enzo Nicolas
    Enzo Nicolas Месяц назад


  • pfifo fast
    pfifo fast Месяц назад

    How well does the MDF shield against EMI?

  • Escalofrios29
    Escalofrios29 Месяц назад

    3D printed

  • fajrin aryuanda
    fajrin aryuanda Месяц назад

    Hai. Can u tell me, what software u use to design it? I'm sorry iam newbie.. thanks

  • funky melon
    funky melon 2 месяца назад

    DIY PC case! Don't make the pieces, buy this kit and get to building. It's better as you said...
    No. Man, that defeats the whole purpose. A lot of regular cases already do that and have modular components if you just wanna feel like you are working making it yourself, when in fact you are not. I get the idea here but Im just lost already, diy means do it yourself, buying a case in pieces and putting them back together is some ikea-lego level shit, not diy.

  • Alex Person
    Alex Person 2 месяца назад

    dude you completely forgot about air flow, you have absolutely no intakes and exhaust. and i don't think i saw a single fan expect for the ones on the graphics card. you need meshing to stop dust from coming in and ability to put in at least 2 120mm or 2 140mm fans to create a positive air flow. good start tho

  • The All-Seeing Eye
    The All-Seeing Eye 2 месяца назад

    is this project avaible in kit form?

  • Pia Saini
    Pia Saini 2 месяца назад

    On off switch name how

  • EDNAT Tandemas
    EDNAT Tandemas 2 месяца назад

    Will EL wire work with 4 pin molex plug instead of psu 8 pin ?

  • RoZeLDK
    RoZeLDK 2 месяца назад

    Can you give me a link to the power buttom?

  • Jerry Dodge
    Jerry Dodge 2 месяца назад

    I'd like to see the absolute roughest and cheap computer case, while actually being a case. I mean, obviously you *could* go without a case at all...

  • Scheurer
    Scheurer 2 месяца назад

    Industrial look?

  • Tech news Hindi tips
    Tech news Hindi tips 2 месяца назад

    Pllzz give the power button link

  • Uchenna Oj
    Uchenna Oj 2 месяца назад

    Can you get more of the full kit to buy please?

  • Ilham Syahilan
    Ilham Syahilan 2 месяца назад

    how much ratio between the PVA glue and water to get nice soft coating for those mdf.... ?

  • j.c - πmtl
    j.c - πmtl 2 месяца назад

    Thanks man, thanks a lot.

  • Abbas Raza Nasir
    Abbas Raza Nasir 2 месяца назад

    more please

  • Vasile Morosanu
    Vasile Morosanu 2 месяца назад

    The second design looks like a fking toaster :)))

  • NJK
    NJK 2 месяца назад

    Instruction unclear... got my dick stuck on the power button.

  • lalincar1
    lalincar1 2 месяца назад

    Hi is there any way to use a cracked smart tv and turn it to a media center to use on a not smart tv?

  • Ern Ani
    Ern Ani 2 месяца назад

    Here is the free PDF template for hand tools ?

  • David Roberts
    David Roberts 2 месяца назад

    Pretty much your pc's coffin.

  • William Nyström
    William Nyström 2 месяца назад

    kan you / I make a full size computer? with no kit.

  • EmirSha
    EmirSha 2 месяца назад

    Dear DIY Perks, can you try to make a simple looking and easy to make dektop with a laptop motherboard with a really really cheap price or give some tips to make it. Thank you.

  • TheUltTechGuide
    TheUltTechGuide 2 месяца назад

    OMG this looks so cool except the cpu temp is kind of hot

  • shalin pather
    shalin pather 2 месяца назад

    Hey DIY Perks, could you maybe show how to make a DIY case for an ATX motherboard?

  • Max Zamora
    Max Zamora 2 месяца назад


  • akumartz nitram
    akumartz nitram 2 месяца назад

    damn it your so good! how to be you po?

  • StealthyMonk
    StealthyMonk 2 месяца назад

    Multi-purpose thumbnail.

  • Adolfo Salas
    Adolfo Salas 2 месяца назад

    Awesome video. I am quite happy I found this channel

  • Costinel Kmz
    Costinel Kmz 2 месяца назад

    How much does this computer cost

  • Jacob Silverthorn
    Jacob Silverthorn 2 месяца назад

    That looks absolutely fantastic. I love the blue cabling that is slightly protruded. Hopefully this summer I can take some to make one!

  • mr chawla
    mr chawla 2 месяца назад

    Nice bro Pls watch my videos i m new youtuber

  • moto gee
    moto gee 2 месяца назад

    brilliant! imaginative design

  • Vishal Sagar
    Vishal Sagar 2 месяца назад

    nc job

  • brent harracksingh
    brent harracksingh 2 месяца назад

    I wish I had all those thing to make one

  • YomYestreen
    YomYestreen 2 месяца назад

    Which brand of carbon vinyl wrap do you recommend? There are lots on amazon and it's hard for a total novice to differentiate a good product from a bad one.

  • Far Go
    Far Go 3 месяца назад

    Thank for this video. Where to find this desk lamp, at 13:00?

  • Marcelo Oliveira
    Marcelo Oliveira 3 месяца назад

    Really awesome! Can't wait to do this with my computer! Kits would be very helpful. Anything that can make building a little easier would be fantastic!

  • Rizky_ Na
    Rizky_ Na 3 месяца назад

    it frkin huge!

  • Kenny S
    Kenny S 3 месяца назад

    I officially vote you as the most inspiring person on YouTube. Thank you for your brilliance!!!!

  • Joshua K
    Joshua K 3 месяца назад

    I'm seriously debating on ordering one of these kits to make a custom water-cooling loop. Maybe since CPU water blocks are so compact, I could put 240/280mm radiator mounting support on the top, get a SFF PSU, and cut another hole on the side so I can have two fan intakes...
    How much longer will this kit be sold for?

  • xShaDow GTA
    xShaDow GTA 3 месяца назад

    need more glass and rgb

  • firdosh gariba
    firdosh gariba 3 месяца назад

    I made it and it was so so so cool

  • Wilson
    Wilson 3 месяца назад

    Wonderfull channel mate, great ideas, very good working, nice and honest way to get money, and i love your british talking :-) Greetz from Germany

  • 그냥사람
    그냥사람 3 месяца назад

    But what about anything else then ITX formfacter?

  • Max McGrath Steele
    Max McGrath Steele 3 месяца назад

    Please make a video on building a 3D printer from scratch without using a 3D printer pen.

  • Advent Seph
    Advent Seph 3 месяца назад

    nice and all... but you need to add dust filters

  • Valdo Carvalho
    Valdo Carvalho 3 месяца назад

    Bombastically Awesome I really wanna start doing this 😱, I used buy computer parts and put them together like every body else but only in your channel I saw it done from scratch well done Matt your a genius, and soon enough I will be a diyER as well 😁

  • eklavya kumar
    eklavya kumar 3 месяца назад

    Great job !!!! and awesome presentation. keep up the good work mate.
    BTW the case looks beautiful too, i think it would be more appreciated in person as one can truly reflect on the size.

  • JuanDi Vlogs
    JuanDi Vlogs 3 месяца назад

    needs water cooling but still it
    is a master piece

  • Theo Hercules
    Theo Hercules 3 месяца назад +1

    August 2017: could you please restock the pack on your website thank you!

  • Deztroyer
    Deztroyer 3 месяца назад

    It looks like a test bench with a cover <3 :D :D