Designing your own PC Case - FAQ

  • Опубликовано: 23 фев 2015
  • In this last video in my silent PC case series, I answer some frequently asked questions.
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Комментарии • 397

  • futureboy
    futureboy 27 дней назад

    What gauge/thickness is the aluminium sheet?

  • Blueout23
    Blueout23 4 месяца назад

    Version 2?

  • Adam Volf
    Adam Volf 5 месяцев назад

    The PC case looks like a lifeless Apple product copy, but if it works then why not.

  • Sal Ad
    Sal Ad 6 месяцев назад

    I'd put another fan directly under that huge cpu cooler on the gpu at 400rpms which will be inaudible. your temps will drops 30c on the gpu. probably a 140mm size with cable ties attached to the heat sink.

  • Charlie Mack
    Charlie Mack 7 месяцев назад


  • Damn Daniel
    Damn Daniel 7 месяцев назад

    a gtx 1050 ti and intel pentium g4560 would be great for a upgrade

  • Nik Leiser
    Nik Leiser 9 месяцев назад

    Can you please do another video with these components paired with a standardcooling solution and Case ?

  • Jemmy Wu
    Jemmy Wu 10 месяцев назад

    do you have the blueprint for your CLOUD system?

    THOMAS NYIRENDA 10 месяцев назад

    I have been so in love with this case and I have tried to make it twice but failed on the measurements... would u kind enough to assist me with the blueprints

  • Vince Vengeance
    Vince Vengeance 10 месяцев назад

    he got a good sense of humor :)

  • dave barnes
    dave barnes 10 месяцев назад

    mate you need to patent your design, or some company gonna steal your shit, hope someone from some big company employ you on mega bucks, youve earned it with your inovative design

  • Darth OwenZ
    Darth OwenZ 11 месяцев назад

    the works you do on your channel are so inspiring..keep up the great job! i've been planning to replace my 2008 case and i'm very glad i saw these videos about your Cloud Unit and now i feel i have a lot work to do--time to design and do my own case hehe :)

  • G.N. C.
    G.N. C. Год назад

    Isn't anybody going to say how awesome it looks?

  • MADERS 040
    MADERS 040 Год назад

    What CPU? You mentioned the temps and I would really like to know

  • Justin Hawkins
    Justin Hawkins Год назад

    small idea: Mass Produce them!

  • arthur abraham
    arthur abraham Год назад

    What is the room/ambient temprature ? Usually temperature deltas help more than absolute values. Thanks!

  • Jacob Flores
    Jacob Flores Год назад

    That you have phone, the HTC One X, was my absolute favorite phone I've owned. Excellent screen clarity and colors, even by today's standards, the size was just perfect IMO, and it ran Jelly Bean so well. My father in law still uses it and it runs as buttery smooth as it did back when I let it go in 2014.

  • chuckles de clown
    chuckles de clown Год назад

    i wanna experiment with this.

  • Thomas Mauer
    Thomas Mauer Год назад

    Hi Matt, are you still using this computer case and GPU cooling solution? I haven't seen it on your desk in follow-up videos. Would be nice to know if you still do use it andr if you've gained insight in the meantime about areas of possible improvement - should there be any.

  • Budred123
    Budred123 Год назад

    What material did you use for the dust filters?

  • Random Ryan
    Random Ryan Год назад

    Should've mentioned that the 460 tends to run at or above 90c when talking about temps.

  • Normal Person
    Normal Person Год назад +1

    And then your PSU says "fuck your silence" and ramps up.

      PIXELFLUX Год назад +6

      He dismantled the PSU and removed the fan. So no.

  • TriPeakProductions
    TriPeakProductions Год назад

    how about making a camera

  • HardwareGawd
    HardwareGawd Год назад +1

    Why doesn't this guy launch this on kickstarter, or sell the design! I'd bet that a LOT of people would be interested!

  • SillyPotatoeSP
    SillyPotatoeSP Год назад

    you should try to get this mass produced i think it would sell well

  • animator osoro
    animator osoro Год назад

    Could u make a simpler Diy transforming ur current rig to a silent one??

  • Kris Patel
    Kris Patel Год назад +1

    How the crap did you make it, whats it made from, where did you get the templates such as motherboard holes and drive bays?

  • Konrad 29
    Konrad 29 Год назад

    Man you are brilliant !!!

  • Adam Rich
    Adam Rich Год назад

    where did you send your design to have the case created?

  • AstroposYT
    AstroposYT Год назад +1

    i thought ramsey Bolton was dead... clearly not

  • luis _
    luis _ Год назад +1

    Very well done, take a bow son. This is how PC cases should be designed, no compromises design from top-down.

  • Rouchmi Ayoub
    Rouchmi Ayoub Год назад

    DIY Perks
    Can I Pay you to build another "Cloud Unit" for me !!

  • JD Wright
    JD Wright Год назад

    Anyone know where to get good powerbuttons because I'm building a custom pc case and can't find a good powerbutton that isnt a piece of crap

  • cyberjack
    cyberjack Год назад

    you are very "English" .. hue grant English lol

  • Steven Cook
    Steven Cook Год назад +5

    If you can, I would love to see you upload a video detailing the steps you took to build this. What materials did you use, what tools did you use, and maybe give a estimated amount of time you put into it. how did you put it all together. Did you hire a local company or did you buy all the materials and do it yourself in your garage. I like to hear about those specific details. How much effort does it take to actually build a good professional looking case?

  • G D
    G D Год назад

    Upgrading CPU or GPU anytime soon?

  • Animes Fandubs Y Demás cosas
    Animes Fandubs Y Demás cosas Год назад

    Do you happen to have skype? So i can send you my computer insites, I need some advices, please! Thank you!!! Great videos!

  • sTroovE
    sTroovE 2 года назад

    that looks amazing dude

  • Gamer#1
    Gamer#1 2 года назад

    Can you please sell this case? It could be without any additional ports, such as motherboard and what not.

  • Lucian Iștoc
    Lucian Iștoc 2 года назад

    Put a Gtx750ti in there,it has a 60W tdp

  • pat ayala
    pat ayala 2 года назад +1

    have you ever thought about 3d printing a pc case

  • ShadowSlayer
    ShadowSlayer 2 года назад

    What is that black thing, over the side holes

  • nnnkatze
    nnnkatze 2 года назад

    How much time did it take you to build the case?

  • Cestarian Inhabitant
    Cestarian Inhabitant 2 года назад

    Hey I'm wondering how you would go about designing a quiet case like this for two (M-ATX) computers in the one case enclosure, I'm trying to design one such myself, but fitting in all that hardware is a challenge if I want to stick with conventional mid/full tower case sizes (even if Phanteks managed to do it easily with a mid-tower, phanteks enthoo mini xl dual system; but it is neither designed for silence nor elaborate cooling solutions like you've got here.

  • Izzy G
    Izzy G 2 года назад

    Its bad, that you just told "nothings gonna burn" but you dont show the steps exactly how to prevent them from burning... So many steps aren't in your video and so I'm not able to build it... Bad! Greetings from germany and please make a new video with all the missed steps!

  • Attackperson47
    Attackperson47 2 года назад

    30 degrees under stress? Bullshite. You must have a defective thermometer

    • Attackperson47
      Attackperson47 2 года назад

      there's nothing practical about this it's just a stupid idea thought of this to waste his time. He makes youtube videos for christs sake

    • Attackperson47
      Attackperson47 2 года назад

      how about you build a normally cool pc, take apart everything and add 2 fans, glue a fucking psu to the side mod a enormus and impractical heatsink on a gpu, to only achieve tempatures about 5 degrees lower making it so it's impossible to modify anything and break every single warranty in existance and call it the most practical quiet experimental design ever and make yourself look like a giant faggot

    • Attackperson47
      Attackperson47 2 года назад +1

      cant appreciate the amazing lyrics i'm giving you?
      you really are a faggot

    • morgogs
      morgogs 2 года назад

      +Bone Marrow I'm gonna go cry now, damn man that really hurt.

    • Attackperson47
      Attackperson47 2 года назад +1

      +morgogs you really think you're clever funny and witty
      but in actuality you're just really shitty
      all the action you'll ever get is a one way with your hand
      and to be honest dude your birth wasnt even planned
      i hope you get mauled with a cactus covered in lemon juice
      just shut the fuck up and we'll call it a truce

  • diamond971
    diamond971 2 года назад

    Hello Matt(From France)
    Very good job on this PC Case.
    Just one question.Can I Have the CPU and GPU Coolers reference.Its seems to be made by Titan, but wich model exactly.Thanks !!

  • Baby Flurry Heart
    Baby Flurry Heart 2 года назад


  • Ezra Ripps
    Ezra Ripps 2 года назад

    How did he make that power switch

    • IDK
      IDK 2 года назад

      +Ezra Ripps he bought it

  • Lev Saunders
    Lev Saunders 2 года назад

    What was the process of actually creating the case, it seems really interesting
    (What service did you use, how did you design it, etc)

  • Noah
    Noah 2 года назад +1

    I didn't come here to here you talk about your case. I came to learn how to make one of my own. However that is a sexy ass case

  • thePavuk
    thePavuk 2 года назад +54

    Your work proves how shitty designed are cases nowdays. 95% designed absolutely wrong, all is just brands and ugly eyecandies on stock box covered in random ugly designed plastic. They ignores heat and air flow, put fans in worst positions, blocked by grids and billions of hdd slots. Tons of silencing foams but fans have intake with sharp grid aimed directly to user... you should patent that design and sell it to Cooler master, Fractal design or Be Quiet. They won't learn how to make cases without you.

    • Steven Cook
      Steven Cook Год назад +3

      you have to consider that this guy only had to build one case for him. These other companies have to mass produce cases for lots of customers. Designing a good case is not as easy as it looks there's a lot of work that goes into it especially when your designing one for mass production.

    • hvf26
      hvf26 2 года назад +3

      Agreed. I've been looking for a new case for my next build and man, it's so hard to get a case that looks good, is cheap and has good air flow. It's sort of a pick 2/3 scenario. The case from the DIY build is just amazing and would definitely be cheaper than say, $120 for your average case.

    • Bartosz Olszewski
      Bartosz Olszewski 2 года назад +3

      +thePavuk no they aren't. Only thing that really sucks are GPU heatsinks and their setup.

    • Zombiesareuponus
      Zombiesareuponus 2 года назад

      +thePavuk Actually most cases are Designed pretty damn well actually. He achieved the quietness of the system by heavily modding the components to be effectively passive eg: Putting a massive CPU heat-sink on both the GPU and CPU (which has nothing to do with the case). Yes he does have noise dampening Material in there but you could add that to any case you wanted to (if you really wanted to).

      You could probably achieve this noise level with any case. Just do the mods that he did to the components and maybe add a little noise dampening material and add a couple Noctua NF-F12 fans to push a little airflow through.

  • Kehinde O
    Kehinde O 2 года назад +77


    • ECHO༄
      ECHO༄ 5 месяцев назад +3

      well he recently got sent a gtx 1080 fro zotac xD

    • Himanshu Ghadigaonkar
      Himanshu Ghadigaonkar Год назад +16

      +SuperSamu lol.. They should meet up and make a case!! Seriously!!!!!

    • Samüll
      Samüll 2 года назад +22


  • MA_DD
    MA_DD 2 года назад

    It looks awesome I have watched the other videos about this PC but my question is can it run fallout 4?

    • masonicN
      masonicN 2 года назад

      what? the graphics card?

  • Evan Mark
    Evan Mark 2 года назад

    I would like to design my own case just like you have and I was wondering where you got the dimension for important things like motherboard mounting spots, PCI slots, and other standard dimensions like those.

    • Kehinde O
      Kehinde O 2 года назад

      +Evan Mark measure if? if you have the component, or look at manufactorer's website.

  • Emre Konuk
    Emre Konuk 2 года назад

    And that laptop dvd drive... Can i connect one with sata in a desktop with the desktop psu?

  • Geng Pan
    Geng Pan 2 года назад

    it is really nice! to build personal unique case is amazing.

  • goingtobe
    goingtobe 2 года назад

    You have awesome projects. I will have a lot of usages to this kind of silent pc for music recordings. I didn't get what is the cooler you used for the graphic card, and from where did you get all the parts. Also, I trust regular more then SSD hard drive since I heard they get "broken" much more frequently, sometimes less the a year. is it possible to mount 4 hard drives like the 1T hard drive you have there?

  • Gran Gurbo
    Gran Gurbo 2 года назад +3

    First of all, congratulations, you've made one of the most impressive cases I've ever seen.
    Now about the GPU cooling... Would an extra 140mm pull fan at the top of the case on the side of the card increase the noise too much? If not, it might be a decent way to squeeze a few more ºC out of the only hot component, even if it's only for bragging rights.

  • jonnypanteloni
    jonnypanteloni 2 года назад

    what keyboard is that?

  • The Cinema Boy
    The Cinema Boy 2 года назад

    Is a m705 mouse? i think it is.

  • Daniel Bernard
    Daniel Bernard 2 года назад +1

    how thick are the alu plates? and what would you recommend? :)

  • Louis Sherwood
    Louis Sherwood 2 года назад +3

    You look like you could be related to Alfie Allen - played Theon Greyjoy in GoT.

  • jerry bomcool
    jerry bomcool 2 года назад

    My GTX 460 se got to near 100c on furmark, this was the zotac one and was really good, played skyrim and far cry 3 on high settings 40-50 fps, got the GTX 980 Reference now and it hits 80c Max

  • David Varner
    David Varner 2 года назад

    Is there a way to monitor the temperature of the computer with thermistors?

  • Maximilian
    Maximilian 2 года назад

    what about adding some cool packs below so the air flowing can cool it further?

  • Meagle Fan club
    Meagle Fan club 2 года назад

    I would really appreciate if someone showed me how to wire a power button to the pc and make light up

  • Aleks S
    Aleks S 2 года назад

    Der sir what DVD or CD drive is that? thank you

  • Andrei Jedidiah
    Andrei Jedidiah 2 года назад

    Seriously you diy the case?

  • Michael Madsen
    Michael Madsen 2 года назад

    still no parts list in the description :(

    • Michael Madsen
      Michael Madsen 2 года назад

      specifically how did you desire on the thickness of the aluminium sheet?

  • Pawii
    Pawii 2 года назад +1

    Wow. But my graphic card never reaches more than 40 C even after 2 hours of gaming with ~99% load. Same after 6 hours and etc. Maximum temperature that I noticed was 38 C so close but not higher than 40 C

    • MegaNitrospeed
      MegaNitrospeed 2 года назад

      +Pawiczekk Its not that omega graphic card my GTX 650 reach actually 60-70 when i make crazy things with it
      If you buy something stronger and overclock it, THEN stock maybe dont is powerfull enought " Just buyed an R9 290x TRI-X

    • Pawii
      Pawii 2 года назад

      +MegaNitrospeed Radeon HD 5670 with custom cooler from Gigabyte

    • MegaNitrospeed
      MegaNitrospeed 2 года назад

      +Pawiczekk Whats you card ?

  • Eirik Hernes
    Eirik Hernes 2 года назад +2

    Did you draw the case in some kind of a computer program, before you ordered all the materials?

    • Eirik Hernes
      Eirik Hernes 2 года назад +2

      +DIY Perks OKay thank you for a fast answer!

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  2 года назад +14

      +Eirik Hernes Nope - I did draw a little sketch on some paper though. ;)

  • kevin torgersson
    kevin torgersson 2 года назад

    What´s the name of that PC CASE?

  • Meowchin
    Meowchin 2 года назад

    Is price of the CPU coolers and fans included in this 40 GBP? I guess not?

  • javy0820
    javy0820 2 года назад +1

    Its a good looking case. You should sell the design to a manufacturer. Even if its not THIS quite, it's still a good looking case

  • Alex Suazo
    Alex Suazo 2 года назад +1

    Theon Greyjoy? Is that you?

  • V3
    V3 3 года назад +12

    silent pc = watch porn more safely

    • Baked Boys
      Baked Boys 2 года назад

      Just say you have to poop, then watch it with earphones. When ya almost done watching do your business and take a shower.

    • V3
      V3 2 года назад +1

      +ahmed eshra Why use speakers when you have headset/earphone ?

    • ahmed eshra
      ahmed eshra 2 года назад +3

      +Cockroaches speakers are more of a concern

  • Pieter Ouborg
    Pieter Ouborg 3 года назад +7

    I love this build! I'm looking to buy a new system (not a laptop anymore) before november, and I must say that this is really up there!
    However, do you (or any other well informed person) think a giant heatsink like that will cool an Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix? Because that's most likely the card I'm going after...
    This will be my first pc that I'm going to build entirely myself, with help of the manufacturers of components ofcourse, so I'm pretty excited :)

    • DoomRater
      DoomRater Год назад

      Projectile weapon regulation is almost nonexistant in the US. Garage guns are perfectly legal on this side of the pond, so something less lethal is just as legal to make.

    • BH4x0r
      BH4x0r 2 года назад +3

      +MegaNitrospeed he can't make it because he needs to have a license to create any kind of guns, airsoft gun creation is very regulated, cause it is something that can fire a projectile, i think this is in all countries though.

    • Ezra Ripps
      Ezra Ripps 2 года назад +1

      Just get a kraken g10

    • MegaNitrospeed
      MegaNitrospeed 2 года назад

      +Pieter Ouborg Just a "fake" replica, is the law so complicated, what have you actually maken ?

    • Pieter Ouborg
      Pieter Ouborg 2 года назад

      +MegaNitrospeed The Dutch law is too complicated for that. I don't have a liscense for that yet, sorry. Better luck somewhere else!

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 3 года назад

    and cpu

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 3 года назад

    what graphics card do you have in the pc

  • Gustavo Bronner
    Gustavo Bronner 3 года назад +1

    I think this was an amazing build and I loved how silent it was!
    Just wanted to ask you one thing: how did you manage to keep the fans in place with a towel? How did you fold it to keep its shape? Are they filled with cardboard or something alike? Could you make a video or take some pictures?
    Also, why not creating a facebook page where we can just ask you these questions and get it easier for you to contact us?
    Btw, awesome channel! I liked your ideas quite a lot! Keep up the good work!

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  3 года назад +3

      +Gustavo Bronner I just used a cardboard cutout and then wrapped it with the towel. Works pretty well, as you can see. :)

  • Kim Strandberg
    Kim Strandberg 3 года назад

    You cant really measure acoustics by wattage like you suggest, the actual fan speed / amount of fans / design.

    50 celsius on an i7 ? Again depends on the cooler,.

  • Mitchell Quinn
    Mitchell Quinn 3 года назад

    Would you mind telling us where you sourced the aluminium? Thanks!

  • R0B1X
    R0B1X 3 года назад

    +DIY Perks can you do an how to video for that data saving system please

  • Percunas
    Percunas 3 года назад

    nice work man!
    i rly would like a test from silentpcreview

  • lil washu
    lil washu 3 года назад

    what program was that, in which youre using to test it?

  • netsurfer912
    netsurfer912 3 года назад +1

    "Litterally incredible"
    ... I don't believe it.

  • Arti9m
    Arti9m 3 года назад

    Hey, you're a cheater! :) Or your camera is. 60FPS is not real, I bet you did it with something like Twixtor.

    • Mika Kuitunen
      Mika Kuitunen 3 года назад

      +DIY Perks Don't know what camera you're using but I live in Europe too (Finland) and at least Canon DSLRs aren't region locked here. Some other brands too, I think. Maybe it's different where you're at but oh well. Of course you're probably not going to upgrade your camera just to get 60fps but I just thought it would be worth mentioning :)

    • Joe's Vids
      Joe's Vids 3 года назад

      +DIY Perks I bought a Samsung nx500 from Australia and got it this weekend. At first I was a little annoyed that I was limited to the PAL 1080p at 50p, but that camera isn't region locked so I easily switched to NTSC and got the 60p recording option! You could check that camera out. Maybe the nx500 and other cameras like that can be found in your country as well.

      Great content btw!

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  3 года назад +1

      +Arti9m Kind of. I'm in Europe so our cameras are locked to 50fps (stupid manufacturers!). At the time I made this video RUclip only supported 60fps, so I had to interpolate it up from 50fps using Twixtor.
      I'd still prefer to go with 60fps rather than 50fps, even though RUclip now supports it, because it matches most peoples monitor refresh rate, so it looks significantly smoother. The trouble is, it's really hard to get a 60fps camera over here, so I'd have to import one from America, and have a heavy customs fee to pay. :\

  • SuperAlecv
    SuperAlecv 3 года назад

    GTX 460? What games are you maxing out with that?

  • MineShift TV
    MineShift TV 3 года назад +1

    you can use Sapphire r7 250 ultimate for your build. it actually dont have any fan on it and it never go up from 50 C

  • Jojojoostje
    Jojojoostje 3 года назад

    If you put an i7 in that and stress it the computer will probably turn off because of far too high temps, the components you are using are so outdated that they simply cant create any decent heat.

    • Blacktronics
      Blacktronics 3 года назад

      +Jojojoostje Your comment makes no sense at all.
      I do recommend you to put thermal paste between cpu and heatsink though, it's been scientifically proven that it reduces temperatures significantly.

    • Jojojoostje
      Jojojoostje 3 года назад

      Whichever processor may be in your system runs at much lower clock speeds compared to a new i7 model, I myself have an i7-4790k @ 4.00GHz base clock, and the heat on it is insane, I got a CMstorm Trooper case with a CoolerMaster Hyper 612 V2 cooler on it, and at stress it gets up to 65C. In your system with the fans running at such low RPM, and not connected to the heatsync, the temperatures would inevitably become too high ;)

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  3 года назад +2

      +Jojojoostje You saying that a GTX 460 with 160w TDP isn't decent heat? That's almost as hot as a GTX 980 (5w lower). So if the graphics card is fine, I'm pretty sure a 95w processor would be ;)

  • dragcham3
    dragcham3 3 года назад

    +DIY Perks Can you do a video on how to make the back up button

  • skylinevspec000
    skylinevspec000 3 года назад

    For reference here in australia, 1200x2400x1.6mm sheet is about $80. 20x20mm angle is about $30 for 6m length. Pack of small bolts and a pop rivet set $20 odd. Then its just Pc components. In my opinion id pop rivet the case rather than screw it.

  • Emerson Holladay
    Emerson Holladay 3 года назад

    +DIY Perks I was curious if you can feel a temperature difference in the room when the computer is running under full load for awhile? I have my pc in a small room and with the door shut it after a bit it gets toasty inside. Wondering if you managed to make a completely unnoticeable desktop under load in every way, although I know youre not running the hottest components. Thanks!

    • Emerson Holladay
      Emerson Holladay 3 года назад

      Thats what I figured. Just have to get some cooler (newer) components I guess, darn. Thanks for the reply!
      P.S. I'm trying to come up with my own styling for external while keeping the general internal layout but I keep coming up with designs that basically the same as yours, it just looks so good. You definitely earned a viewer and subscriber

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks  3 года назад

      +Emerson Holladay It's still generating the same amount of heat as a mainstream desktop, but just getting rid of it more efficiently. So really, it would probably heat up the room just the same, only silently.

  • Tabish Syed
    Tabish Syed 3 года назад

    We have the same QNIX 1440p IPS monitors !!!
    I also had the same mouse lol

  • Faizan Akhtar
    Faizan Akhtar 3 года назад

    You need to make these for selling. I'd so buy one for 100-125 bucks!

  • neon32
    neon32 3 года назад

    My old passive 8800GT used to go up to 100°C while gaming, It worked fine like that for 3 years until I upgraded it.

  • Unorthodo_x
    Unorthodo_x 3 года назад +2

    I wonder what +DIY Perks does for a living? I'm guessing some type of engineer.

  • paul young
    paul young 3 года назад

    I've been checking out the home made case series, but have maybe a flaw, in your testing. How are the fans set up, are they static, or do you have them on a curve, set up to ramp them up, as the pc gets faster ?

  • bobthebui144
    bobthebui144 3 года назад

    A GTX460. Are you kidding me?