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 • 2 190

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks  10 месяцев назад +79

    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.

    • Xan Tosh
      Xan Tosh 11 дней назад

      that is my plan, but sadly my dream case design isn't going to be cheap, i am certain type StarTrek fan and my case will be like 2 meters long or there abouts!

    • Xan Tosh
      Xan Tosh 11 дней назад

      not bad at all, rotate drive location by 90 degree in any direction and add the holes for these ( ) into it and it will be perfect!!!!!
      EDIT:::: After fully watching the video, omfg cuzzy brus you get a SUB, i need not say more!!!!!

    • Nicholas
      Nicholas 16 дней назад

      Hi I was trying to get to the free PDF version and it seems the website is down?

    • Elior Bilow
      Elior Bilow 25 дней назад

      @Diam0ndGames Probably not. A micro-atx motherboard is significantly larger than a mini-ITX motherboard at this scale.

    • Pieter Naude
      Pieter Naude 2 месяца 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!!!!

  • raiyu1985
    raiyu1985 10 дней назад

    This is the best home made PC production I came across.

  • Darth Healey
    Darth Healey 13 дней назад

    How much did it cost all together like the mother board and stuff in pounds

  • Thunderkrux
    Thunderkrux 15 дней назад

    That is really fucking cool. Wow. I would show that off to everyone if I were you. Every time someone comes over I'd look for an excuse to use the computer

  • Starr Stewart
    Starr Stewart 17 дней назад

    On the stodoys site you can find many plans for this type of thing.

  • Chronister Gama
    Chronister Gama 18 дней назад

    Step by step with plans from the stodoys site you can do something like that

  • Erik Iacopelli
    Erik Iacopelli 19 дней назад

    first time I seen this video, I have been looking for a case for my pc as the one i have is pure garbage. But seeing this one your selling it looks like i found the case i want. ill be buy one from you in a few days

  • C. H.
    C. H. 19 дней назад

    sehr geil !!!!

  • Elior Bilow
    Elior Bilow 25 дней назад

    How do I get the pdf files? I couldn't find them in the link in the description.

  • Denver Naicker
    Denver Naicker 28 дней назад

    your wonderful

  • Can Billy
    Can Billy Месяц назад

    Ouch, those feet will scratch up all that wood you have.

  • Anette Boström Sidestål
    Anette Boström Sidestål Месяц назад

    I like everything with your channel. Love your voice, your nice accent and that you speak in a perfect speed and not scream and shout as so many youtubers do. You are clear and educational.

  • KangaPoo Pradjan
    KangaPoo Pradjan Месяц назад

    Hi great quality video as usual - no annoying side chat -
    Some hints/advice about making your own cases/frames/furniture
    1).for wood use the semi-permanent type fixings called furniture nuts.
    2).for metal use rivnuts.
    3).To reduce noise in metal cases put 0.25mm silicone sheet between pieces then vibration doesn't get tansferred makes a massive difference when using aluminium or thin metals.
    4), Custom builders for filters just search for fine wire mesh on ebay copper brass stainless steel or black/white/assorted colours and magnetic tape then you can make your own "Decimfilter" for peanuts.
    They are f-ing good filters but so F-ing expensive bought 2 sets in a clearance sale from for a few quid each and they are awesome and so easy to clean - either use vacuum cleaner with brush attachments or just wipe with baby wipes - after 2 years of use computer internals still look new/
    Love this Carbon wrap !
    Now available in loads of colours especially carbon look blck white red green silver blue etc etc
    Will be doing a 3/4 fridge freezer with the black carbon 4d type as now so cheap
    Just look for this ebay shop - Vehicle Wrap Store . Unsure about putting links on but easy to find the shop.
    Nothing to do with me just good prices and delivered safe in a strong cardboard tube
    Happy modding/building

  • Luciano Martinez
    Luciano Martinez Месяц назад

    Wow, this is amazing!!! I might make one for my home theater build!!!!

  • Gamelover 1985
    Gamelover 1985 Месяц назад

    I *AM* interested as a matter of fact. Make more of these. Why not do your own video on how to make Motherboard Armor design it red and black with LED lights

  • Maltfalc
    Maltfalc Месяц назад

    now taking bets on how many months it'll take for components to begin failing from being surrounded by highly insulating mdf at such high temps.

  • AM_Rtz
    AM_Rtz Месяц назад

    But is it dust proof?

  • Sam
    Sam Месяц назад

    do a reaction of your old videos

  • Jadturentale- -taguelequipue
    Jadturentale- -taguelequipue Месяц назад

    From scratch
    *Opens scratch
    *realizes he got wrong
    *scratches Wood and steel
    *realizes he's dumb

  • Blade Cutting Studio
    Blade Cutting Studio Месяц назад

    Just a few questions, what would the size, resolution and the type of the display change and what would be the best way to lower the brightness without lowering a lot of quality

  • pylox pylox
    pylox pylox Месяц назад

    100% heavy. And your motherboard has no support underneath. Guys just buy cpu cases instead doing this

  • Dwi Sudibyo
    Dwi Sudibyo Месяц назад

    Damn, your works ia awesome!

  • ciawarhater
    ciawarhater Месяц назад

    don't know if connectin your monitor to PSU is good idea -loading your PSU unnecessarily

  • Sabbir Ahmed
    Sabbir Ahmed Месяц назад

    what is the voltage of momentary button?

  • Finn Mertens
    Finn Mertens Месяц назад

    corporate beer provision attorney wealthy front sea motive cost.

  • Dungeons Heroes
    Dungeons Heroes Месяц назад

    thats actually pretty nice! no dust filters though :P

  • ciao986
    ciao986 Месяц назад

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

    ABOVE S0 BELOW Месяц назад

    you need a pop shield

  • Huan
    Huan Месяц назад


  • Şeyh Müslüm İncedal
    Şeyh Müslüm İncedal Месяц назад

    not manually cut, cnc cut

  • Neekster Man
    Neekster Man Месяц назад

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

  • Chloe Mcholoe
    Chloe Mcholoe 2 месяца назад

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

  • Patrick Smyth
    Patrick Smyth 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

    • Taylor
      Taylor Месяц назад +1

      Great, then make it and offer it for free for everyone to use.

    • NighttimeMike
      NighttimeMike 2 месяца назад

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

  • John L
    John L 2 месяца назад

    Where to buy those vinyl patterns?

  • mayuri sama
    mayuri sama 2 месяца назад

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

  • PexiGaming
    PexiGaming 2 месяца назад

    i sub :)

  • Danikko Tiu
    Danikko Tiu 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Did he say "NUT"?

  • FreeFly
    FreeFly 2 месяца назад

    Plasti-dip the whole thing now.

  • MonkeyWithAGun
    MonkeyWithAGun 2 месяца назад

    You dont sound bri - ish

  • Andreas Varmfors
    Andreas Varmfors 2 месяца назад

    That is a really good looking case!!

  • Victor England
    Victor England 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Whats the thickness of the mdf?

  • Dez - Coo
    Dez - Coo 2 месяца назад

    soo cool man

  • Astronaut penguin
    Astronaut penguin 2 месяца назад

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

  • Edward
    Edward 2 месяца назад

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

  • Terrible Averell
    Terrible Averell 2 месяца назад

    That airflow

  • Sonofammonite 1
    Sonofammonite 1 2 месяца назад

    He reminds me of a less crazy Colin Furze

  • Jason Antwi-Appah
    Jason Antwi-Appah 2 месяца назад +1

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

  • Josias Baez
    Josias Baez 2 месяца назад +1

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

    • pikachu gamer
      pikachu gamer 2 месяца назад +1

      Josias Baez I want it too

  • Jayme Capurso
    Jayme Capurso 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад +2

    Flight simulator music!!! XD

  • Smol boye
    Smol boye 3 месяца назад

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

  • Computer Fiction GH
    Computer Fiction GH 3 месяца назад

    The speaker spikes will ruin your table or desk top

  • Rumen Aleksandrov
    Rumen Aleksandrov 3 месяца назад

    You rock man !!!!

  • BB
    BB 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • F Kay
    F Kay 3 месяца назад

    bro u pro

  • Petr Ečer
    Petr Ečer 3 месяца назад

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

  • Denis Triton
    Denis Triton 3 месяца назад

    Nice but no dust protection. (

  • Sebastian Von Kebab
    Sebastian Von Kebab 3 месяца назад

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

  • SlayersWill
    SlayersWill 3 месяца назад


  • The 1080 wolf
    The 1080 wolf 3 месяца назад

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

  • CubeTV
    CubeTV 3 месяца назад

    Did you upgrade the clout unti? :_(

  • EssexGamersUnited
    EssexGamersUnited 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    Imma start my own businesses inspired by this vid

  • Samuel Holden
    Samuel Holden 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Orion Myers
    Orion Myers 3 месяца назад

    Dose the el wire come with the kit

  • Stephen Baker
    Stephen Baker 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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
    Customrigs - Custom PC builds and Reviews 3 месяца назад

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

  • Cool Content
    Cool Content 3 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Fuzzz
    Fuzzz 3 месяца назад

    I’d recommend just buying one for 50$

  • ice975
    ice975 3 месяца назад

    what power button did you use?

  • MsJinkerson
    MsJinkerson 4 месяца назад

    I would never trust a fanless power supply

    ROY_MAT 4 месяца назад

    Can you please donate the pc to me?

  • Randy Robinson
    Randy Robinson 4 месяца назад

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

  • Bums Stealing Wifi
    Bums Stealing Wifi 4 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 4 месяца назад

    What tools will I need to make this

  • hed190
    hed190 4 месяца назад

    what's the thickness of the mdf?

  • Mind Made Design's - DIY
    Mind Made Design's - DIY 4 месяца назад

    Nice made

  • mk-ii
    mk-ii 4 месяца назад

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

  • Cycle Revive
    Cycle Revive 4 месяца назад

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

  • J_ J_
    J_ J_ 4 месяца назад

    great job! love that blue wire stuff :D

  • jim5killer
    jim5killer 4 месяца назад

    nice bro i suscribe

  • Matt Ingram
    Matt Ingram 4 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 4 месяца назад

    This is a home made gaming pc setup

  • Prince Abdullah Siddiqui
    Prince Abdullah Siddiqui 4 месяца назад +2

    JUST subbed!!!

  • Robert Lv
    Robert Lv 4 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 _ 4 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 4 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 _ 4 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

    • ElectroBlood
      ElectroBlood 23 дня назад

      Well... I would suggest soldering. It's not difficult. But if you really REALLY don't want to solder, you can always just strip the ends off those wires and twist them together tightly, then proceed to cover them up with electrical tape. It's not neat, but it will work for some time. If you don't pull on the joint too much. Just make sure you actually connect the correct wires.

  • Y D
    Y D 4 месяца назад

    No Dust filter?

  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali 4 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 4 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 4 месяца назад

    GJ man

  • Mehdi Pascal
    Mehdi Pascal 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    Awesome :-D