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 • 2 245

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks  Год назад +95

    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.

    • thecow275
      thecow275 Месяц назад

      :/ ITX

    • Xan Tosh
      Xan Tosh 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад +1

      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 2 месяца назад

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

    • Elior Bilow
      Elior Bilow 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • Cristi Basoc
    Cristi Basoc 22 часа назад

    How it work?

  • ReganMarcelis
    ReganMarcelis День назад

    How about a concrete PC? I would like to see Marble. :P

  • ReganMarcelis
    ReganMarcelis День назад

    So many old 775 boards and even the AWESOME X58 get tossed because people don't like the way they look and they are still so functional with usually just an SSD and GPU (Cheap GPU, GTS 450 even is fine) and with cases like these, they would be LOVED and work for a long time! A shame! I would LOVE to see you save some older x58 and even 775 boards like Tech Yes City and ModsTek does... People just DUNNO!

  • Ihaveriffs
    Ihaveriffs 5 дней назад

    I’m planning an eventual custom build that involves putting the components inside a cabinet that will be shared with an air conditioner inside an RV trailer. When it’s cold outside it will be vented to outside air and when it’s hot and the AC is running, the cool air will have to pass through the computer box before it reaches the room.

  • NBeev1
    NBeev1 9 дней назад

    At 11:03 into the video, id like to see a tutorial on how you built that music player!

  • Miljan Krkic
    Miljan Krkic 9 дней назад

    Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else needs to find out about
    how to repair the computer
    try Saankramer Electronic Magazine System (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my buddy got excellent results with it.

  • suicidal thought 4 today
    suicidal thought 4 today 12 дней назад

    I gonna make case using Nintendo Labo cardboard.

  • Maim Sanders
    Maim Sanders 13 дней назад

    His voice and the music sound like one of those airplane security videos

  • Laces
    Laces 15 дней назад

    Im not sure why anyone would down vote this video. I frequently have to design computers that fit into very tight spaces in industrial environments and I still found this video valuable. Great production quality, clearly spoken and tons of resources provided. One of the best videos for DIY projects I have watched. Thank you for this video.

  • CX
    CX 21 день назад


  • Haroun Ben
    Haroun Ben 21 день назад

    Nice dust absorber a.k.a. noise amplifier!

  • nuno serra
    nuno serra 23 дня назад

    Hi. I have a Dell optiplex 790mt tower with 32GB of ram, intel i7-2600, 4GB graphics card and 2hdd's and I would like to do a "full transplant" to a better case but the newer cases have some connectors that are incompatible to my Dell motherboard(connectors will not be problematic as I've seen the adaptors I need for the fans) but as I want to put a water cooler in that CPU and I can't find one of 80mm closed circuit (other than if I do it myself but quite expensive), I was thinking of doing something like a custom case of acrylic so I could throw inside a prebuild 240mm water cooler but I would like to get some ideas from someone more inside of things. I was also thinking of using something like the EL Wire that you used to light up the system. Hopefully I was not annoying with my ideas but I would like a expert advice as I'm a complete noob in this as this was just a idea that I had for a while as I had a different graphics card that I wanted to put inside and as I didn't had enough space I had to get back and let that computer sitting until I had one that could fit

  • a_COW says
    a_COW says 24 дня назад

    But can it toast waffles???

  • Paweł Kapela
    Paweł Kapela 24 дня назад

    Cool project! PC case with LED wire - such a beautiful thing!

  • WaluMac
    WaluMac 25 дней назад

    Why did I hear this music in a commercial?

    CENTRALFCP 25 дней назад

    Very nice :)

  • Elektro Hall
    Elektro Hall 25 дней назад


  • Dillon Chafin
    Dillon Chafin 26 дней назад

    Do you have any more kits being made because I noticed you are out of stock?

  • Gerilleros WoT
    Gerilleros WoT Месяц назад

    н слова не понялно сделано круто! =)

  • Yogi Why
    Yogi Why Месяц назад

    Hi Matt, thanks for the video. I would like to try to build my mini itx PC. However, it is very difficult to find the screws set and the on/off button in Germany. On the Reichelt website, I can only find the M3 motherboard pillars.

  • Liang Zhu
    Liang Zhu Месяц назад

    Are you using a 500w pus with a gtx 980ti ?

  • jojothka123
    jojothka123 Месяц назад

    Please make some more kits

  • Dragonsbr3ath99
    Dragonsbr3ath99 Месяц назад

    that something new this series would be interesting to watch

  • Rahil Gada
    Rahil Gada Месяц назад

    Where did you the switch from. Can you post the link . Plz

  • Tex Arcana
    Tex Arcana Месяц назад

    One could use thick hardboard, or even better, composite wood decking.
    I wonder if there's carbon fiber boards available...

    TASHOL Месяц назад

    awesome man

    KRKATANAKID Месяц назад +1

    Hello is this project available in kit form?

  • Dave Almeroth
    Dave Almeroth Месяц назад

    Hey to Matt, great videos.
    Question: any direction on building a gaming-pc that needs to sit in a garage where environ is often cold and damp ?
    Thanks, peace of Lord Jesus upon you

  • Dark Dave
    Dark Dave Месяц назад

    Hello DIY Perks, where you buy a power switch (power button) please, in your label im a not found this component

  • Steve Moseti
    Steve Moseti Месяц назад

    out of stock...??

  • Emphase
    Emphase Месяц назад

    wanna make me one?

  • Zap Actionsdower
    Zap Actionsdower Месяц назад

    this is something ive been wanting to do for a while! i have way too many spare parts from building PCs and i wanted to create a media center that would fit under my tv but nobody makes an mATX form case in the configuration i need to make that happen and have it look sleek and non-gamery, i played around with the idea of making my own but had no idea where to start or what materials would be cheapest/easiest to work with/look the best and this seems like a pretty straight forward project. My first attempt was a mess since i tried using acrylic...not such a good idea when all you have is a cordless drill, jig saw and no prior experience working with it, im really good at making abstract art with it though, i call it "melting point"

  • Vipin Suman
    Vipin Suman Месяц назад

    Great work 😎👍

  • Matthew Avílez
    Matthew Avílez Месяц назад

    Could we get the files correctly scaled to letter paper (8.5x11 inch) for us American viewers?

  • Bruno Henrique Homem
    Bruno Henrique Homem Месяц назад


  • Lavdi
    Lavdi Месяц назад

    a blower GPU would work here in this case

  • pinke gaming
    pinke gaming Месяц назад

    the cases you make look so nice!!

  • sonarfreq
    sonarfreq Месяц назад

    Really clever stuff, well done!

  • Minami Mori
    Minami Mori Месяц назад

    I know the first BGM from Flight Pilot Simulator on smart phone :) haha

  • B G
    B G Месяц назад

    But where do we buy these things in the US?

  • Mark 1960
    Mark 1960 Месяц назад

    Very beautiful indeed.

  • Sherryl Keith
    Sherryl Keith Месяц назад

    very detailed plans for that I found on Stodoys.

  • Chris Flux
    Chris Flux Месяц назад

    Annoying that you don’t show the vinyl joins on the outer edges. Brilliant build though, where did you source the Carbon Fibre Vinyl from as I’ve got several samples from suppliers but yours looked a lot better, could you enter a link in a reply please? Thanks

  • Nothin
    Nothin Месяц назад

    Wow man that is so cooool

  • AYX AYo
    AYX AYo Месяц назад

    I have many vents on my cpu case

  • contingent exe
    contingent exe Месяц назад

    Make a virtual reality backpack pc kit

  • Womb Raider
    Womb Raider 2 месяца назад +1

    So..has anyone built one of these?

  • jbkibs
    jbkibs 2 месяца назад

    Looks great! You can always add grills and dust filtration...
    Pro Tip: Always add center marks to your plans for hole locations. Like a crosshair for example.

  • alberto corona
    alberto corona 2 месяца назад

    this looks insane! love it

  • Przemek
    Przemek 2 месяца назад

    it looks great :)

  • aleon1018
    aleon1018 2 месяца назад

    Maybe a Faraday bird cage , complete with a fake bird and food dish..

  • raiyu1985
    raiyu1985 2 месяца назад

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

  • Darth Healey
    Darth Healey 2 месяца назад

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

  • Thunderkrux
    Thunderkrux 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Chronister Gama
    Chronister Gama 2 месяца назад

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

  • Erik Iacopelli
    Erik Iacopelli 2 месяца 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. 2 месяца назад

    sehr geil !!!!

  • Elior Bilow
    Elior Bilow 3 месяца назад

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

  • Denver Naicker
    Denver Naicker 3 месяца назад

    your wonderful

  • Can Billy
    Can Billy 3 месяца назад

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

  • Anette Boström Sidestål
    Anette Boström Sidestål 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Gamelover 1985
    Gamelover 1985 3 месяца 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 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    But is it dust proof?

  • Sam
    Sam 3 месяца назад

    do a reaction of your old videos

  • Jadturentale- -taguelequipue
    Jadturentale- -taguelequipue 3 месяца назад

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

  • Blade Cutting Studio
    Blade Cutting Studio 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Dwi Sudibyo
    Dwi Sudibyo 3 месяца назад

    Damn, your works ia awesome!

  • ciawarhater
    ciawarhater 3 месяца назад

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

  • Sabbir Ahmed
    Sabbir Ahmed 3 месяца назад

    what is the voltage of momentary button?

  • Finn Mertens
    Finn Mertens 3 месяца назад

    corporate beer provision attorney wealthy front sea motive cost.

  • Dungeons Heroes
    Dungeons Heroes 3 месяца назад

    thats actually pretty nice! no dust filters though :P

  • ciao986
    ciao986 4 месяца назад

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

    ABOVE S0 BELOW 4 месяца назад

    you need a pop shield

  • Huan
    Huan 4 месяца назад


  • Şeyh Müslüm İncedal
    Şeyh Müslüm İncedal 4 месяца назад

    not manually cut, cnc cut

  • Neekster Man
    Neekster Man 4 месяца назад

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

  • Chloe Mcholoe
    Chloe Mcholoe 4 месяца назад

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

  • Patrick Smyth
    Patrick Smyth 4 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 4 месяца назад

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

    • Taylor
      Taylor 3 месяца назад +1

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

    • NighttimeMike
      NighttimeMike 4 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 4 месяца назад

    Where to buy those vinyl patterns?

  • mayuri sama
    mayuri sama 4 месяца назад

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

  • PexiGaming
    PexiGaming 4 месяца назад

    i sub :)

  • Danikko Tiu
    Danikko Tiu 4 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 4 месяца назад

    Did he say "NUT"?

  • FreeFly
    FreeFly 4 месяца назад

    Plasti-dip the whole thing now.

  • S4ku
    S4ku 4 месяца назад

    You dont sound bri - ish

  • Andreas Varmfors
    Andreas Varmfors 4 месяца назад

    That is a really good looking case!!

  • Victor England
    Victor England 4 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 4 месяца назад

    Whats the thickness of the mdf?

  • Dez - Coo
    Dez - Coo 4 месяца назад

    soo cool man

  • Astronaut penguin
    Astronaut penguin 4 месяца назад

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

  • Alfred
    Alfred 4 месяца назад

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

  • Terrible Averell
    Terrible Averell 4 месяца назад

    That airflow

  • Sonofammonite 1
    Sonofammonite 1 4 месяца назад

    He reminds me of a less crazy Colin Furze