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

  • Опубликовано:  4 месяца назад
  • 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:
  • КатегорииХобби и стиль
  • Длительность: 14:0
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  computer  case  build  mod  scratch  diy  make  rgb  led  ram  processor  motherboard  gpu  graphics  upgrade  diy perks  

Комментарии: 1 877

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks 2 месяца назад +31

    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.

    • FrancescoBlaziken01
      FrancescoBlaziken01 22 дня назад

      it's not an atx board, but a mini atx

    • Device Nerd
      Device Nerd 1 месяц назад

      hello I have a suggestion fro you I think you can cut out a hole on the other side of the CPU(opposite to the side of Graphic Card) and Stick a Glass in there

    • Diam0ndz - Unity Tutorials
      Diam0ndz - Unity Tutorials 1 месяц назад

      What if I have a micro-atx case? I know it won't fit normally, but what if I added some wholes and extender thingies(The golden sticks that you screw the mother board in)? Will it still work?

    • david parkinson
      david parkinson 2 месяца назад

      DIY Perks please do the same with the headphone stand 👍🏻

  • Decim
    Decim 13 часов назад

    Damn I was planning to have my pc custom build by some company but now I actually wanna build it myself

  • Jip De vries
    Jip De vries 1 день назад


  • Ghostwalker CIA
    Ghostwalker CIA 1 день назад

    Lmao he mentions the kit multiple times. He sounds like he really wants to sell them kits.

  • Hase
    Hase 1 день назад

    passively cooled. You're the man!

  • xMunchii
    xMunchii 1 день назад

    cpu ventilation?

  • no yuo
    no yuo 2 дня назад

    5c hotter with case closed. Well no shit. It has the airflow of a brick. That thing is packed tighter than a whore's vagina on a Saturday night. No vents. No real fans to speak of. No dust filtration, so in a few months it will be worse and full of dust.

  • anthony poltes
    anthony poltes 3 дня назад

    has anyone else just randomly wandered here around 3am?

  • Hello :3
    Hello :3 4 дня назад

    go sell these and you will be richer than donald trump

  • Brett Peterson
    Brett Peterson 5 дней назад

    6:37 thought it was about to transition to an add by the way the screen faded

  • CaesarTheCzar
    CaesarTheCzar 5 дней назад

    Wood or MDF doesn't sound like a sound choice for a computer case. Considering the high amount of heat computers generate. Of course, the perfect amount of air circulation could curve this doubt, but plastic or a cheap but efficient metal would be better.

  • Dax Gaming
    Dax Gaming 5 дней назад

    There's buying a pre-built PC...then there's that lol

  • Gaming Needed
    Gaming Needed 6 дней назад

    dont just dont. bad thermal, no airflow, you will destroy your computer much sooner. just buy the case

  • Lacko Gaming
    Lacko Gaming 6 дней назад

    i don't even have a computer, why am i watching this?

  • MegaDeblow
    MegaDeblow 7 дней назад

    Great idea, wonder if you have seen mine :)

  • s singh
    s singh 7 дней назад

    Could you design a super small PC case like the size of Xbox one?

  • Schiken
    Schiken 8 дней назад

    Did you come up with this thing? I've got to admit this looks really good. Do some modifications (wider feet, use aluminum or some metal, better airflow) and this can really be made into a great PC case. A like from me.

  • Timo Ernst
    Timo Ernst 9 дней назад

    Beautiful little case! Love the compact design!

  • Gabensy
    Gabensy 15 дней назад


  • Gabovskyy
    Gabovskyy 16 дней назад

    This guy is a fucking genius.

  • SkeletalForce
    SkeletalForce 16 дней назад

    There is literally no intake fan...

  • Xavier Rodriguez
    Xavier Rodriguez 17 дней назад

    Is there a Micro ATX version?

  • Ganyane90
    Ganyane90 20 дней назад

    Good Day, Am impressed, It would be a great idea, if you can built a tour Rig! i hope i will see it soon. "Build your own PC case from scratch

  • just-prompt-iguess
    just-prompt-iguess 20 дней назад

    It'd look absolutely stunning if a thin RGB band was along the white strip on the outside

  • Kari Grard
    Kari Grard 20 дней назад

    why not tac weld the nuts on istead of using glue

  • BadNews2Muslims
    BadNews2Muslims 21 день назад

    I need to make a case that will hold 10 - 3.5" 1 or 2TB hard drives only. It would need a major cooling fan/fans to keep all those drives cool a USB hub for all the drives, next it a way to connect all these SATA HD's to the USB hub and finally a power supply to power the 5v hard drive power points on each of the 10 Hard drives. That way I can pug the tower of drives into my computer.

    KEN CHAN 22 дня назад

    im so jealous :( i wish i am rich

  • Dale Madairy
    Dale Madairy 23 дня назад

    looks like a potential oven for my pc

    SURAJ SOLANKI 23 дня назад


  • deen
    deen 25 дней назад +1

    this looks surprisingly clean

  • Dying Ca
    Dying Ca 25 дней назад

    now construct your own cpu and gpu

  • Nightly Terrors
    Nightly Terrors 25 дней назад

    Do you have a blueprint version for motherboards that are larger sized? I absolutely love the look of these cases, but don't really wanna invest in a new MB. Thanks!

  • darkgod059
    darkgod059 25 дней назад

    dude u are awesome....

  • Jason Becker
    Jason Becker 26 дней назад

    any chance of making an ATX version of this

  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Ahmed Mustafa 26 дней назад

    I'm soooooooooo sorry I hate you
    It's not you is me I will murder my self because your tooo helpful and the thing is I hate your voice it's anoying to me
    It's my personal opinion I just clicked on your video so no hate muthatuckers

  • Jake Enders
    Jake Enders 27 дней назад

    .... so you put a shell over a testbed

  • Y M
    Y M 27 дней назад


  • Prince Ahmed
    Prince Ahmed 28 дней назад

    cool! helpful video,ty , i gonna make one <3

  • Magical Music Man
    Magical Music Man 1 месяц назад

    I love all your vids. I'm subbing.

  • Shaun Crilley
    Shaun Crilley 1 месяц назад

    What glue should you use to glue the nut to the bracket?

  • ygolohcysp
    ygolohcysp 1 месяц назад

    I'm gonna use all amd and make it look like a microwave for accuracy

  • ygolohcysp
    ygolohcysp 1 месяц назад

    The motherboard u linked is Mini itx and you called it itx

  • Douglas Camus
    Douglas Camus 1 месяц назад

    Hope does it handle dust though? It doesn't have any air filters.

  • Hans Harry Félix
    Hans Harry Félix 1 месяц назад

    I truly want your made final product - Thanks

  • Isaiah Torres
    Isaiah Torres 1 месяц назад

    Awesome video, just subscribed. I was wondering what it would take to create a oval like case that can be easily accessible and still have a healthy ventilation. The idea is for creating a T-800 skull pc.

  • McNugget Butts
    McNugget Butts 1 месяц назад

    Heat dissipation

  • jacktjong
    jacktjong 1 месяц назад

    Im gonna try to make this with an infinity mirror on the top or something :P

  • MAR5
    MAR5 1 месяц назад

    alright you guys you know what to do liquid cool this case

  • Fudgebucket
    Fudgebucket 1 месяц назад

    rip airflow

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith 1 месяц назад

    how did you make the custom frame for that monitor?

    JUST DO IT 1 месяц назад

    can i use a piece of wood with a rubber antislip piece on it and then screw the mobo stand offs on it and have that as a case until i have enough money to buy one

  • firebird0u812
    firebird0u812 1 месяц назад

    What is that plant? I like it.

  • d3str0i3r
    d3str0i3r 1 месяц назад

    i'm not liking that there is not planned space for full size hard drives, that space under the board is really only good for slim drives

  • Tobias Dio
    Tobias Dio 1 месяц назад

    looking realy nice 👍 how about a pc in a desk?
    Best regards from germany! :)

  • Kiss petizero
    Kiss petizero 1 месяц назад

    what are the specs and what is the maximum i can make it i really want to know pls

    DIY KEL 1 месяц назад


  • Miguel Angel Martinez Portillo
    Miguel Angel Martinez Portillo 1 месяц назад

    hermoso carajo

  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel 1 месяц назад

    Is this better, worse or comparable to your Cloud case?
    I'm thinking of making a desktop from scratch and I'm looking into cases.

  • BossUnster Yeah
    BossUnster Yeah 1 месяц назад

    fiber wood isn't good for the heat dissipation inside the box, ur computer will be rly hard to cool down with this kind of material

  • Mix Indie Home ITB
    Mix Indie Home ITB 1 месяц назад

    Top Top Top !!!! Exellent !!!

  • Matthew Perez
    Matthew Perez 1 месяц назад

    should do this on old pizza style pc and sell it (no one wants to buy it due to its beige color)

  • McKeviin
    McKeviin 1 месяц назад

    The link is not the same graphics card, If you didnt know.

  • Christina Eder
    Christina Eder 1 месяц назад

    Act beat merely take when develop absence do formal.

  • Diam0ndz - Unity Tutorials
    Diam0ndz - Unity Tutorials 1 месяц назад

    What if I have a micro-atx case? I know it won't fit normally, but what if I added some wholes and extender thingies(The golden sticks that you screw the mother board in)? Will it still work?

  • Ian isnosey
    Ian isnosey 1 месяц назад

    Any plans to do a full ATX case kit? I've just upgraded my machine and really can't afford/don't want to change mobo at this stage but would really like a kit to make a nice case.
    Great video and really well explained, I'm off to check out the rest of your vids to see what you have Lol.

  • Gamin Redneck
    Gamin Redneck 1 месяц назад

    5:55 looks like a fucking air filter for a car ECKS DEEEEE

  • Jas Coasttocoast
    Jas Coasttocoast 1 месяц назад


  • Noface
    Noface 1 месяц назад

    Make a video on how to make a portable ps2

  • Viking 2121
    Viking 2121 1 месяц назад

    Thats Awesome! Wish I had the patients and the room to do something like this.

  • Adam Owczarewicz
    Adam Owczarewicz 1 месяц назад

    Thanks for the video. Any chance for full size mobo template please?

  • M.H. Steiger
    M.H. Steiger 1 месяц назад

    Spechless....I have trouble switching a light bulb...

  • Riccardo Rivi
    Riccardo Rivi 1 месяц назад

    what type of cooler is it?

  • Zombi Crankz
    Zombi Crankz 1 месяц назад

    never buy @ reichelt.... they are not cheep

  • BOFORSHO combat arms
    BOFORSHO combat arms 1 месяц назад

    whats temps like?

  • Dhruv Menon
    Dhruv Menon 1 месяц назад

    T H I C C

  • Philipp Schmid
    Philipp Schmid 1 месяц назад

    If you buy the kit it is as expensive a s a small case by itself

  • jamai39
    jamai39 1 месяц назад

    dat backlight though!!!

  • Rui PTG
    Rui PTG 1 месяц назад

    add a filter of some sort...

  • Denver Dias
    Denver Dias 1 месяц назад

    that looks really awesome!!!!

  • Avert
    Avert 1 месяц назад

    Using such shit pc componenets

  • Julian Haddad
    Julian Haddad 1 месяц назад

    Is there anyone who can show me how the button works to turn on the pc?

  • Julian Haddad
    Julian Haddad 1 месяц назад

    What size fan can i add in the back? I don't believe it was mentioned.

  • Julian Haddad
    Julian Haddad 1 месяц назад

    Would the cpu cooler still work the way it is? without the fan???

  • Murad Sheshani
    Murad Sheshani 1 месяц назад

    you projects are really nice .. when I have enough money I may start doing some.

  • MrTomovka
    MrTomovka 1 месяц назад

    What are the dimensions of all the screws and brackets?

  • A2N Muhfarisyah
    A2N Muhfarisyah 2 месяца назад

    don't have mdf wood? try use a cardboard!!! trust me it worked

  • Luis Picazo
    Luis Picazo 2 месяца назад

    Fucken gorgeous custom case

  • Alex Tald
    Alex Tald 2 месяца назад

    Amazing. Simply amazing.

  • sgln
    sgln 2 месяца назад

    heat me baby one more time. in that wood case :)

  • sweans
    sweans 2 месяца назад

    someone should make a dan a4 sfx case kit

  • CrimSoul
    CrimSoul 2 месяца назад

    ooh, this looks like a fun project. maybe I'll make a cheap pc out of it for fun sometime. probably not gonna make anything serious as it seems to be lacking in terms of good airflow.

  • Raúl Andrade
    Raúl Andrade 2 месяца назад

    Hi. I have a little project that comes to my mind when I think on upgrading from my old laptop (still usable)to desktop. How to transform you laptop in to a desktop? using this kind of case and the pci laptop adapter.

  • Traumglanz
    Traumglanz 2 месяца назад

    No dust filters and directly pulling air for the GPU in from the outside? Can't say I am approving.

  • BEARD Productions
    BEARD Productions 2 месяца назад

    instead of a coping saw you can use a oscillating saw

  • Ewan Coulbeck
    Ewan Coulbeck 2 месяца назад

    you should upload more

  • Jalley15
    Jalley15 2 месяца назад +1


      ANIMALS OF INSANITY 24 дня назад

      DIY Perks
      your cpu should be running at 60°C max, your risking it man

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks 2 месяца назад

      +PokeJed Intel CPUs are actually pretty robust.

  • Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson 2 месяца назад

    Can the case bottom be made from Plexiglass?

  • Brett Sepulveda
    Brett Sepulveda 2 месяца назад +1

    Looks good but wouldn't the speaker spikes scratch your desk?

  • JQ Dan
    JQ Dan 2 месяца назад

    @DIY Perks What did you use and what can you use for the front ports and power button? Also any luck on a matx or atx versions?

  • michael o'mahony
    michael o'mahony 2 месяца назад

    €50 for a few pieces of mdf really