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

  • Опубликовано:  6 месяцев 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:
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  • Длительность: 14:00
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Комментарии: 2 035

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks  4 месяца назад +54

    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 22 дня 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 Месяц назад +54

      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 Месяц назад +54

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

    • Jacob Blumenthal
      Jacob Blumenthal Месяц назад

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

      DCFUKSURMOM Месяц назад

      install linux on it

  • Lars van Egmond
    Lars van Egmond 21 час назад

    What about RF shielding

  • Enzo Nicolas
    Enzo Nicolas День назад


  • pfifo fast
    pfifo fast 3 дня назад

    How well does the MDF shield against EMI?

  • Escalofrios29
    Escalofrios29 4 дня назад

    3D printed

  • fajrin aryuanda
    fajrin aryuanda 5 дней назад

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

  • funky melon
    funky melon 6 дней 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 7 дней 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 8 дней назад

    is this project avaible in kit form?

  • Pia Saini
    Pia Saini 10 дней назад

    On off switch name how

  • EDNAT Tandemas
    EDNAT Tandemas 17 дней назад

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

  • RoZeLDK
    RoZeLDK 18 дней назад

    Can you give me a link to the power buttom?

  • Jerry Dodge
    Jerry Dodge 20 дней 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 22 дня назад

    Industrial look?

  • Tech news Hindi tips
    Tech news Hindi tips 24 дня назад

    Pllzz give the power button link

  • Uchenna Oj
    Uchenna Oj 26 дней назад

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

  • Ilham Syahilan
    Ilham Syahilan 26 дней назад

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

  • julio cesar pimentel
    julio cesar pimentel 27 дней назад

    Thanks man, thanks a lot.

  • Abbas Raza Nasir
    Abbas Raza Nasir 27 дней назад

    more please

  • Vasile Morosanu
    Vasile Morosanu 27 дней назад

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

  • NJK
    NJK 27 дней назад

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

  • lalincar1
    lalincar1 28 дней 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 28 дней назад

    Here is the free PDF template for hand tools ?

  • David Roberts
    David Roberts 29 дней назад

    Pretty much your pc's coffin.

  • William Nyström
    William Nyström 29 дней назад

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

  • EmirSha
    EmirSha Месяц 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.

  • TechPro
    TechPro Месяц назад

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

  • shalin pather
    shalin pather Месяц назад

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

  • Max Zamora
    Max Zamora Месяц назад


  • reden martin
    reden martin Месяц назад

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

  • StealthyMonk
    StealthyMonk Месяц назад

    Multi-purpose thumbnail.

  • Adolfo Salas
    Adolfo Salas Месяц назад

    Awesome video. I am quite happy I found this channel

  • Costinel Kmz
    Costinel Kmz Месяц назад

    How much does this computer cost

  • Jacob Silverthorn
    Jacob Silverthorn Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    Nice bro Pls watch my videos i m new youtuber

  • moto gee
    moto gee Месяц назад

    brilliant! imaginative design

  • Vishal Sagar
    Vishal Sagar Месяц назад

    nc job

  • brent harracksingh
    brent harracksingh Месяц назад

    I wish I had all those thing to make one

  • YomYestreen
    YomYestreen Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

  • Marcelo Oliveira
    Marcelo Oliveira Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    it frkin huge!

  • Kenny S
    Kenny S Месяц назад

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

  • Joshua K
    Joshua K Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    need more glass and rgb

  • firdosh gariba
    firdosh gariba Месяц назад

    I made it and it was so so so cool

  • Wilson
    Wilson Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    But what about anything else then ITX formfacter?

  • Max McGrath Steele
    Max McGrath Steele Месяц назад

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

  • Advent Seph
    Advent Seph Месяц назад

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

  • Valdo Carvalho
    Valdo Carvalho Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    needs water cooling but still it
    is a master piece

  • Theo Hercules
    Theo Hercules Месяц назад +1

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

  • Deztroyer
    Deztroyer Месяц назад

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

  • Avana
    Avana Месяц назад

    The only DIY channel that includes absolutely no bullshittery whatsoever. Couldn't have used that subscriber button better to be honest.

  • Tech&Music
    Tech&Music Месяц назад

    yay! you made a kit IKEA style !! :)

  • Adam949
    Adam949 Месяц назад

    Watch your cpu cooler fail and then see how jot that mdf gets lol

  • hummer rios
    hummer rios Месяц назад

    Megustaria que pusieras subtitulos en español por que la mitad entiendo y la otra mitad no saludos desde mexico🤗🙂

  • Hyped Up
    Hyped Up Месяц назад

    i thought ur name is Perks

  • Matthew Manley
    Matthew Manley Месяц назад


  • Dana's #1 Fan
    Dana's #1 Fan Месяц назад

    too much work lol

  • Snakeblood9 Games
    Snakeblood9 Games Месяц назад

    "You can add different colors, textures, you can paint it..." All I can think of adding is some dust-filters XD

  • Its Me
    Its Me Месяц назад

    fire hazard

  • Soap
    Soap Месяц назад +1

    6/10.... If that was made from actual CF and the "aluminum" was replaced with some black metal instead, Lose the EL wire and Get a smoked window on the side and it would be a 10/10!! :) Also get some form of intake on there for the cpu.

  • Gilberto Feitosa
    Gilberto Feitosa Месяц назад

    WOW, what an amazing video!!!!

    I really like the 'Kit form" option as I'm nowhere near as good as patient as you are LOL.

    On the case topic I am "Struggling" hard to find a horizontal profile case to fit an ATX Mobo and 12 hot swap 3.5 inches HDD.

    I am thinking of making one and that is how I found your video.


    • Rui PTG
      Rui PTG Месяц назад

      I always wanted to make a wooden PC case. After finding myself with some wood laying around, decided to do it haha mine is turning out more complicated than this one but im trying out a specific custom design.

  • JohnSkull
    JohnSkull Месяц назад

    When are you going to get more in stock as I really would like one as it look really cool to have and will it fit a full size motherboard with in the kit

  • domestos bleach
    domestos bleach Месяц назад

    whats the name of the cooler

  • Lavakrieger
    Lavakrieger Месяц назад

    Maybe you could also ad some dust filters to the air in/out-takes

  • Asara Kaigara Sol-Terrasa
    Asara Kaigara Sol-Terrasa Месяц назад

    Can you make a DIY full size ATX case?

  • Arlisbloxer05
    Arlisbloxer05 Месяц назад

    this oddly looks like the Stunt Ramp part in Halo Reach's forge mode.

  • maybeDOS
    maybeDOS Месяц назад

    I'd mesh the siding cuz I would wanna stick my dick in the gpu fans.

  • SpencerXIII
    SpencerXIII Месяц назад +1

    Pretty sure I just fought that CPU Heatsink in Horizon Zero Dawn.

  • Tom Ashe
    Tom Ashe Месяц назад

    why do you put a price on the templates

  • Salvador Costa
    Salvador Costa Месяц назад

    What power switch button did u use? Do u have a link or a place where I can buy it?

    ICANCOOK Месяц назад

    i thought wood is bad at dissipating heat. :|

  • javier escontrias
    javier escontrias Месяц назад

    awesome video man. my next computer I build will be one of this.

  • Dylon Ispithotfire
    Dylon Ispithotfire Месяц назад

    where is the intake fan?

    • Rui PTG
      Rui PTG Месяц назад

      The graphics card is the intake fan

  • Julia Matta
    Julia Matta Месяц назад

    Great video! The answer to my prayers right now. Thanks.

  • muj rahman
    muj rahman Месяц назад

    That is superb

  • Chucky
    Chucky Месяц назад

    Why type of computer is this?

    Is it a Windows or a Mac?
    What version is it?

  • Reza Alfian
    Reza Alfian Месяц назад

    i'm your new fans, thanks for inspiring me

  • Artemius Stragivari
    Artemius Stragivari Месяц назад

    No jokes about Alfie Allen? Hmmm

  • Ian Visser
    Ian Visser Месяц назад

    Or just buy the wood at your hardware store and ask them to cut the patterns you like into it, they generally dont charge much if they get to keep the excess wood

  • Yohannes Yemane
    Yohannes Yemane Месяц назад

    well made thanks .

  • Lee Clock
    Lee Clock Месяц назад +1

    I'm using a amazon box.

  • Austin Bo55
    Austin Bo55 Месяц назад

    Or you can buy a 50$ case

  • Crash Crash
    Crash Crash Месяц назад

    What thicknesses MDF?

  • Jay's Journey
    Jay's Journey Месяц назад

    Cool idea but any modern PC game running high to ultra will need a far more beefy GPU and probably make this thing a fireball.

  • Charles Wallinger
    Charles Wallinger Месяц назад

    I can see why it would be a fire concern wood burns and if a short happens on some componet then it wood see high temps not to mention weight how much does it come to total ? I liked the video maybe metal shielding on inside I like alumium cause it's lite but very easy to bend so cases did not hold up well .

  • shalin pather
    shalin pather Месяц назад

    Why don't you show us how to make a Lego case? And maybe also make it a full ATX case with Optical Drive Bays and the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C on the front of the case

  • Raj Krishan
    Raj Krishan Месяц назад

    awesome... love the content on your channel :D

    ANTIDOTE TP Месяц назад

    your fake projects lol moneymaker diy

  • Jon's Tech Channel
    Jon's Tech Channel Месяц назад

    This is pretty neat. Could probably be used to make an ultra slim case (probably not with the kit, but with MDF).

    MHBGT Месяц назад +1

    Just to be clear, every GPU and CPU generation will have different "optimal" operating temperatures.

    My 2012 Intel i5 CPU running at 4GHz under load never goes above 50C. But my graphics card, a Radeon 280x from about the same period sits between 70-75C under load. Then my newest component, a GTX 1070 mini graphics card from 2016 never goes above 60C under load.

    • Rui PTG
      Rui PTG Месяц назад

      Yup. My 2011 i5's easily get to 55, 60. But my more modern i3 barely touches 50. My old GPU would hit 80 and get loud. My newer RX 570 can stick to 70 and stay relatively inaudible.

  • Aaron Waples
    Aaron Waples Месяц назад

    I was just on your webpage, and I noticed you were out of stock😢 is there a way I can still get one of the kits?

  • TheMasterSniper
    TheMasterSniper Месяц назад +4

    anyone notice the kit is the price of a decent case?

  • I am Iverol
    I am Iverol Месяц назад

    Linus would be really mad on you. You don't have RGB lights

  • I am Iverol
    I am Iverol Месяц назад

    Your kit costs more than a simple case with RGB lights

  • Kont Strahd
    Kont Strahd Месяц назад

    you are good!