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

  • Published on Year ago

    DIY PerksDIY Perks

    Runtime: 14:00

    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! diyperks.com/product/custom_pc_case_kit/?currency=USD
    Have access to a CNC already? You can purchase the source SVG files here: sellfy.com/p/4GO3/ (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: www.reichelt.co.uk 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: amzn.to/2mJKJDQ
    And the awesome FLIR ONE thermal camera: amzn.to/2nThQFr
    Thanks to Overclockers UK for the sweet Super Flower PSU: www.overclockers.co.uk/super-flower-golden-silent-500w-fanless-80-plus-platinum-power-supply-black-ca-000-sf.html
    Here are the templates that you'll need to cut out the panels, if you don't want to use the kit version: bit.ly/2nB2cm0
    Components used in the final build:
    Motherboard: amzn.to/2nT1zQP
    Processor: amzn.to/2nTc46z
    RAM: amzn.to/2nb57AF
    M.2 SSD: amzn.to/2mJZpT6
    Processor cooler: amzn.to/2mFZoie
    Graphics card: amzn.to/2nAO0Jz
    Fanless PSU: amzn.to/2mJSOIp

    computer  case  build  mod  scratch  diy  make  rgb  led  ram  processor  motherboard  gpu  graphics  upgrade  diy perks  

DIY Perks
DIY Perks

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: https://sellfy.com/p/4GO3/ 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.

Year ago
Farhan
Farhan

dear would u please tell me which sheet is used on Case ?

Month ago
kirbywar64
kirbywar64

Mr i want yo build it but i can't find the templates

Month ago
charlie brownau
charlie brownau

Out of interest a year later , this this catch on fire or is it actually working out for you

2 months ago
- WHATSIDE -
- WHATSIDE -

How did you get that big of a heat sink?

2 months ago
thecow275
thecow275

:/ ITX

4 months ago
Maisonier
Maisonier

I'd could add some filters to block the gpu fans and keep the interior clean.

2 days ago
Logan Jones
Logan Jones

you remind me of mister maker

8 days ago
Jonathan Woodside
Jonathan Woodside

Pls learn how to green-screen better xoxo

11 days ago
Rox Music
Rox Music

Looks like a future PC but of 1962.

19 days ago
Harleen Nash
Harleen Nash

I have an ATX Mother board > can you possibly modify this for a case for that format?

19 days ago
Harleen Nash
Harleen Nash

Good video > need more like this

19 days ago
Kaleb Callahan
Kaleb Callahan

Source on that desk lamp? That thing is amazing, and I want one badly. If it's a DIY, that's cool too

21 day ago
Philson
Philson

Nice. I wish you made more kits.

21 day ago
Gary A. James
Gary A. James

Where do you get thise standoffs? Anyone know? Also the power button used?

24 days ago
TurboBass
TurboBass

I'd cut out a little intake channel on the front bottom edge, it would allow air to flow over the motherboard helping overall cooling. Also, dust filters are a must. Wonderful build, though, I like the use of the EL wire. :)

25 days ago
CR Seven
CR Seven

solute

27 days ago
Matt Mack
Matt Mack

Lazercut plastic and metal

28 days ago
mabuchild
mabuchild

No electromagnetic shielding

28 days ago
Abner Chamate
Abner Chamate

My favorite video of all times. I dont need de cover btw, just the pieces to hold the components.

29 days ago
John Ayap
John Ayap

hey.. can you create a plan for a diy Tristellar.... much appreciated.... thanks...

Month ago
NateStar 0
NateStar 0

Does this fit a mini itx board?

Month ago
NateStar 0
NateStar 0

Yes, I just needed to watch it. Whoops

Month ago
ionising
ionising

A. this is obviously just a promotion to get you to buy his product and do something with his free computer and B. on a more important note this is a sealed wooden box which is a fire hazard as the hot components can cause combustion, and the thermals must be a nightmare with only a few openings in the back to allow some passive cooling. so if your going to do this you will probably have better results having the motherboard in open air (along with saving time and money on a poorly designed case.)

Month ago
Ian Bunting
Ian Bunting

Bit off-topic, but can you tell us anything about the desk lamp. I love that.

Month ago
webtelles
webtelles

Yes! Please more!!!! Great project! Amazing content! Congrats!

Month ago
adrian gormley
adrian gormley

Hey were to find the power button hes using in this vid

Month ago
Scott McClure McClure
Scott McClure McClure

I just received a survey from you in my Que any opinions about your videos- ie likes dislikes I will express here please stop the surveys

Month ago
Scott McClure McClure
Scott McClure McClure

Everyone in the comments that can do it better put up or shut up

Month ago
BROvitch
BROvitch

I really love the idea of the 12v power jacks on the back of the pc. Is there any trick you have to making that mod or do you just kind of splice wires?

Month ago
techninja
techninja

the diyperks website said that your account has been suspended

Month ago
TobyCraft
TobyCraft

i'm love to design my own thinks and i will use it to my own gaming pc :D

Month ago
Ciaran
Ciaran

i want it soooooooooooooooooooo bad

Month ago
Виктор Вайнер
Виктор Вайнер

10:10 что за шнур?

2 months ago
William Burton
William Burton

Great case design. Would love to see you design that same case with acrylic and paint it.

2 months ago
Helder Junior
Helder Junior

I would hit like twice if I could. Awesome!

2 months ago
PresidentScrooge
PresidentScrooge

Idea for the open slot where the GPU is: Use mosquito net and put it over the inside of the wall and you have a cheap and efficient dust-filter.

2 months ago
Mr. Bubbles
Mr. Bubbles

Is horrible tbh

2 months ago
Steven Machurick
Steven Machurick

I know its old..... but thats a cool build....

2 months ago
Gil Garcia
Gil Garcia

the laptop case you made is it in kit form

2 months ago
william crick
william crick

https://youtu.be/K8hLXJUQFoc?t=698 nah

2 months ago
MatthewJay L
MatthewJay L

I'd love to find one like this that fits a 280 rad with a full atx mb. Time to downsize my pc. Great work!

2 months ago
Michael The Sociopath
Michael The Sociopath

Could I pay you to make the case again for me?

2 months ago
Ritik Gowardhan
Ritik Gowardhan

I want to made my own design cpu

2 months ago
Ritik Gowardhan
Ritik Gowardhan

I want to made my own design cpu

2 months ago
Briian Renson
Briian Renson

Qual nome do fio azul luminoso que ele usa, alguém sabe informa ?

2 months ago
Arron Chapman
Arron Chapman

hi mat i was wondering does the compents that you used come with it not the graphics card cause i have a spare graphics card its a gtx 980

2 months ago
Diego L H2b
Diego L H2b

where the fucking pdf bro

2 months ago
Josh Holton
Josh Holton

The interior components come to roughly $1750 without the psu. If you have that kind of money to throw at components, what is another 150 for a well made case? I love the end result and may do a scaled-up version, but not everyone can afford an itx build. I am by no means bashing this video, it's a great build. Just not wallet friendly.

3 months ago
Cristi Basoc
Cristi Basoc

How it work?

3 months ago
ReganMarcelis
ReganMarcelis

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

3 months ago
ReganMarcelis
ReganMarcelis

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!

3 months ago
Ihaveriffs
Ihaveriffs

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.

3 months ago
NBeev1
NBeev1

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

3 months ago
Miljan Krkic
Miljan Krkic

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.

3 months ago
suicidal thought 4 today
suicidal thought 4 today

I gonna make case using Nintendo Labo cardboard.

3 months ago
Maim Sanders
Maim Sanders

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

3 months ago
Laces
Laces

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.

3 months ago
CX
CX

*SATISFIED*

3 months ago
Haroun Ben
Haroun Ben

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

3 months ago
nuno serra
nuno serra

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

3 months ago
a_COW says
a_COW says

But can it toast waffles???

3 months ago
Paweł Kapela
Paweł Kapela

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

3 months ago
WaluMac
WaluMac

Why did I hear this music in a commercial?

3 months ago
CENTRALFCP
CENTRALFCP

Very nice :)

3 months ago
Dillon Chafin
Dillon Chafin

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

3 months ago
Gerilleros WoT
Gerilleros WoT

н слова не понялно сделано круто! =)

4 months ago
Yogi Why
Yogi Why

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.

4 months ago
Liang Zhu
Liang Zhu

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

4 months ago
jojothka123
jojothka123

Please make some more kits

4 months ago
Dragonsbr3ath99
Dragonsbr3ath99

that something new this series would be interesting to watch

4 months ago
Rahil Gada
Rahil Gada

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

4 months ago
Tex Arcana
Tex Arcana

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

4 months ago
TASHOL
TASHOL

awesome man

4 months ago
KRKATANAKID
KRKATANAKID

Hello is this project available in kit form?

4 months ago
David Almeroth
David Almeroth

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

4 months ago
Dark Dave
Dark Dave

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

4 months ago
Steve Moseti
Steve Moseti

out of stock...??

4 months ago
Emphase
Emphase

wanna make me one?

4 months ago
Zap Actionsdower
Zap Actionsdower

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"

4 months ago
Vipin Suman
Vipin Suman

Great work 😎👍

4 months ago
Matthew Avílez
Matthew Avílez

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

4 months ago
Bruno Henrique Homem
Bruno Henrique Homem

amazing

4 months ago
Lavdi
Lavdi

a blower GPU would work here in this case

4 months ago
pinke gaming
pinke gaming

the cases you make look so nice!!

4 months ago
sonarfreq
sonarfreq

Really clever stuff, well done!

4 months ago
Minami Mori
Minami Mori

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

4 months ago
B G
B G

But where do we buy these things in the US?

4 months ago
Mark 1960
Mark 1960

Very beautiful indeed.

4 months ago
Sherryl Keith
Sherryl Keith

very detailed plans for that I found on Stodoys.

4 months ago
Chris Flux
Chris Flux

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

4 months ago
Nothin
Nothin

Wow man that is so cooool

4 months ago
AYX AYo
AYX AYo

I have many vents on my cpu case

4 months ago
contingent exe
contingent exe

Make a virtual reality backpack pc kit 👍

4 months ago
Womb Raider
Womb Raider

So..has anyone built one of these?

5 months ago
jbkibs
jbkibs

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.

5 months ago
alberto corona
alberto corona

this looks insane! love it

5 months ago
Przemek
Przemek

it looks great :)

5 months ago
aleon1018
aleon1018

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

5 months ago
raiyu1985
raiyu1985

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

5 months ago
Darth Healey
Darth Healey

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

5 months ago
Thunderkrux
Thunderkrux

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

5 months ago
Starr Stewart
Starr Stewart

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

5 months ago
Erik Iacopelli
Erik Iacopelli

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

5 months ago
C. H.
C. H.

sehr geil !!!!

5 months ago
Elior Bilow
Elior Bilow

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

6 months ago

Next videos