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

  • Added:  4 months ago
  • 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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Comments: 1 869

  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks 2 months ago

    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.

    • FrancescoBlaziken01
      FrancescoBlaziken01 17 days ago

      it's not an atx board, but a mini atx

    • Device Nerd
      Device Nerd 1 month ago

      hello I have a suggestion fro you I think you can cut out a hole on the other side of the CPU(opposite to the side of Graphic Card) and Stick a Glass in there

    • Diam0ndz - Unity Tutorials
      Diam0ndz - Unity Tutorials 1 month ago

      What if I have a micro-atx case? I know it won't fit normally, but what if I added some wholes and extender thingies(The golden sticks that you screw the mother board in)? Will it still work?

    • david parkinson
      david parkinson 2 months ago

      DIY Perks please do the same with the headphone stand 👍🏻

  • Brett Peterson
    Brett Peterson 9 hours ago

    6:37 thought it was about to transition to an add by the way the screen faded

  • CaesarTheCzar
    CaesarTheCzar 21 hour ago

    Wood or MDF doesn't sound like a sound choice for a computer case. Considering the high amount of heat computers generate. Of course, the perfect amount of air circulation could curve this doubt, but plastic or a cheap but efficient metal would be better.

  • Dax Gaming
    Dax Gaming 22 hours ago

    There's buying a pre-built PC...then there's that lol

  • Gaming Needed
    Gaming Needed 1 day ago

    dont just dont. bad thermal, no airflow, you will destroy your computer much sooner. just buy the case

  • Lacko Gaming
    Lacko Gaming 1 day ago

    i don't even have a computer, why am i watching this?

  • MegaDeblow
    MegaDeblow 2 days ago

    Great idea, wonder if you have seen mine :)

  • s singh
    s singh 2 days ago

    Could you design a super small PC case like the size of Xbox one?

  • Schiken
    Schiken 3 days ago

    Did you come up with this thing? I've got to admit this looks really good. Do some modifications (wider feet, use aluminum or some metal, better airflow) and this can really be made into a great PC case. A like from me.

  • Timo Ernst
    Timo Ernst 4 days ago

    Beautiful little case! Love the compact design!

  • Gabensy
    Gabensy 10 days ago


  • Gabovskyy
    Gabovskyy 11 days ago

    This guy is a fucking genius.

  • SkeletalForce
    SkeletalForce 11 days ago

    There is literally no intake fan...

  • Xavier Rodriguez
    Xavier Rodriguez 13 days ago

    Is there a Micro ATX version?

  • Ganyane90
    Ganyane90 15 days ago

    Good Day, Am impressed, It would be a great idea, if you can built a tour Rig! i hope i will see it soon. "Build your own PC case from scratch

  • just-prompt-iguess
    just-prompt-iguess 15 days ago

    It'd look absolutely stunning if a thin RGB band was along the white strip on the outside

  • Kari Grard
    Kari Grard 15 days ago

    why not tac weld the nuts on istead of using glue

  • BadNews2Muslims
    BadNews2Muslims 16 days ago

    I need to make a case that will hold 10 - 3.5" 1 or 2TB hard drives only. It would need a major cooling fan/fans to keep all those drives cool a USB hub for all the drives, next it a way to connect all these SATA HD's to the USB hub and finally a power supply to power the 5v hard drive power points on each of the 10 Hard drives. That way I can pug the tower of drives into my computer.

    KEN CHAN 17 days ago

    im so jealous :( i wish i am rich

  • Dale Madairy
    Dale Madairy 18 days ago

    looks like a potential oven for my pc

    SURAJ SOLANKI 18 days ago


  • deen
    deen 20 days ago

    this looks surprisingly clean

  • Dying Ca
    Dying Ca 20 days ago

    now construct your own cpu and gpu

  • Nightly Terrors
    Nightly Terrors 20 days ago

    Do you have a blueprint version for motherboards that are larger sized? I absolutely love the look of these cases, but don't really wanna invest in a new MB. Thanks!

  • darkgod059
    darkgod059 20 days ago

    dude u are awesome....

  • Jason Becker
    Jason Becker 21 day ago

    any chance of making an ATX version of this

  • Ahmed Mustafa
    Ahmed Mustafa 21 day ago

    I'm soooooooooo sorry I hate you
    It's not you is me I will murder my self because your tooo helpful and the thing is I hate your voice it's anoying to me
    It's my personal opinion I just clicked on your video so no hate muthatuckers

  • Jake Enders
    Jake Enders 22 days ago

    .... so you put a shell over a testbed

  • Y M
    Y M 22 days ago


  • Prince Ahmed
    Prince Ahmed 23 days ago

    cool! helpful video,ty , i gonna make one <3

  • Magical Music Man
    Magical Music Man 25 days ago

    I love all your vids. I'm subbing.

  • Shaun Crilley
    Shaun Crilley 26 days ago

    What glue should you use to glue the nut to the bracket?

  • ygolohcysp
    ygolohcysp 26 days ago

    I'm gonna use all amd and make it look like a microwave for accuracy

  • ygolohcysp
    ygolohcysp 26 days ago

    The motherboard u linked is Mini itx and you called it itx

  • Douglas Camus
    Douglas Camus 26 days ago

    Hope does it handle dust though? It doesn't have any air filters.

  • Hans Harry Félix
    Hans Harry Félix 27 days ago

    I truly want your made final product - Thanks

  • Isaiah Torres
    Isaiah Torres 28 days ago

    Awesome video, just subscribed. I was wondering what it would take to create a oval like case that can be easily accessible and still have a healthy ventilation. The idea is for creating a T-800 skull pc.

  • McNugget Butts
    McNugget Butts 28 days ago

    Heat dissipation

  • jacktjong
    jacktjong 29 days ago

    Im gonna try to make this with an infinity mirror on the top or something :P

  • MAR5
    MAR5 1 month ago

    alright you guys you know what to do liquid cool this case

  • Fudgebucket
    Fudgebucket 1 month ago

    rip airflow

  • Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith 1 month ago

    how did you make the custom frame for that monitor?

    JUST DO IT 1 month ago

    can i use a piece of wood with a rubber antislip piece on it and then screw the mobo stand offs on it and have that as a case until i have enough money to buy one

  • firebird0u812
    firebird0u812 1 month ago

    What is that plant? I like it.

  • d3str0i3r
    d3str0i3r 1 month ago

    i'm not liking that there is not planned space for full size hard drives, that space under the board is really only good for slim drives

  • Tobias Dio
    Tobias Dio 1 month ago

    looking realy nice 👍 how about a pc in a desk?
    Best regards from germany! :)

  • Kiss petizero
    Kiss petizero 1 month ago

    what are the specs and what is the maximum i can make it i really want to know pls

    DIY KEL 1 month ago


  • Miguel Angel Martinez Portillo

    hermoso carajo

  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel 1 month ago

    Is this better, worse or comparable to your Cloud case?
    I'm thinking of making a desktop from scratch and I'm looking into cases.

  • BossUnster Yeah
    BossUnster Yeah 1 month ago

    fiber wood isn't good for the heat dissipation inside the box, ur computer will be rly hard to cool down with this kind of material

  • Mix Indie Home ITB
    Mix Indie Home ITB 1 month ago

    Top Top Top !!!! Exellent !!!

  • Matthew Perez
    Matthew Perez 1 month ago

    should do this on old pizza style pc and sell it (no one wants to buy it due to its beige color)

  • McKeviin
    McKeviin 1 month ago

    The link is not the same graphics card, If you didnt know.

  • Christina Eder
    Christina Eder 1 month ago

    Act beat merely take when develop absence do formal.

  • Diam0ndz - Unity Tutorials

    What if I have a micro-atx case? I know it won't fit normally, but what if I added some wholes and extender thingies(The golden sticks that you screw the mother board in)? Will it still work?

  • Ian isnosey
    Ian isnosey 1 month ago

    Any plans to do a full ATX case kit? I've just upgraded my machine and really can't afford/don't want to change mobo at this stage but would really like a kit to make a nice case.
    Great video and really well explained, I'm off to check out the rest of your vids to see what you have Lol.

  • Gamin Redneck
    Gamin Redneck 1 month ago

    5:55 looks like a fucking air filter for a car ECKS DEEEEE

  • Jas Coasttocoast
    Jas Coasttocoast 1 month ago


  • Noface
    Noface 1 month ago

    Make a video on how to make a portable ps2

  • Viking 2121
    Viking 2121 1 month ago

    Thats Awesome! Wish I had the patients and the room to do something like this.

  • Adam Owczarewicz
    Adam Owczarewicz 1 month ago

    Thanks for the video. Any chance for full size mobo template please?

  • M.H. Steiger
    M.H. Steiger 1 month ago

    Spechless....I have trouble switching a light bulb...

  • Riccardo Rivi
    Riccardo Rivi 1 month ago

    what type of cooler is it?

  • Zombi Crankz
    Zombi Crankz 1 month ago

    never buy @ reichelt.... they are not cheep

  • BOFORSHO combat arms

    whats temps like?

  • Dhruv Menon
    Dhruv Menon 1 month ago

    T H I C C

  • Philipp Schmid
    Philipp Schmid 1 month ago

    If you buy the kit it is as expensive a s a small case by itself

  • jamai39
    jamai39 1 month ago

    dat backlight though!!!

  • Rui PTG
    Rui PTG 1 month ago

    add a filter of some sort...

  • Denver Dias
    Denver Dias 1 month ago

    that looks really awesome!!!!

  • Avert
    Avert 1 month ago

    Using such shit pc componenets

  • Julian Haddad
    Julian Haddad 1 month ago

    Is there anyone who can show me how the button works to turn on the pc?

  • Julian Haddad
    Julian Haddad 1 month ago

    What size fan can i add in the back? I don't believe it was mentioned.

  • Julian Haddad
    Julian Haddad 1 month ago

    Would the cpu cooler still work the way it is? without the fan???

  • Murad Sheshani
    Murad Sheshani 1 month ago

    you projects are really nice .. when I have enough money I may start doing some.

  • MrTomovka
    MrTomovka 1 month ago

    What are the dimensions of all the screws and brackets?

  • A2N Muhfarisyah
    A2N Muhfarisyah 1 month ago

    don't have mdf wood? try use a cardboard!!! trust me it worked

  • Luis Picazo
    Luis Picazo 1 month ago

    Fucken gorgeous custom case

  • Alex Tald
    Alex Tald 1 month ago

    Amazing. Simply amazing.

  • sgln
    sgln 1 month ago

    heat me baby one more time. in that wood case :)

  • sweans
    sweans 1 month ago

    someone should make a dan a4 sfx case kit

  • CrimSoul
    CrimSoul 1 month ago

    ooh, this looks like a fun project. maybe I'll make a cheap pc out of it for fun sometime. probably not gonna make anything serious as it seems to be lacking in terms of good airflow.

  • Raúl Andrade
    Raúl Andrade 1 month ago

    Hi. I have a little project that comes to my mind when I think on upgrading from my old laptop (still usable)to desktop. How to transform you laptop in to a desktop? using this kind of case and the pci laptop adapter.

  • Traumglanz
    Traumglanz 1 month ago

    No dust filters and directly pulling air for the GPU in from the outside? Can't say I am approving.

  • BEARD Productions
    BEARD Productions 1 month ago

    instead of a coping saw you can use a oscillating saw

  • Ewan Coulbeck
    Ewan Coulbeck 1 month ago

    you should upload more

  • Jalley15
    Jalley15 1 month ago


      ANIMALS OF INSANITY 19 days ago

      DIY Perks
      your cpu should be running at 60°C max, your risking it man

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks 1 month ago

      +PokeJed Intel CPUs are actually pretty robust.

  • Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson 1 month ago

    Can the case bottom be made from Plexiglass?

  • Brett Sepulveda
    Brett Sepulveda 1 month ago

    Looks good but wouldn't the speaker spikes scratch your desk?

  • JQ Dan
    JQ Dan 2 months ago

    @DIY Perks What did you use and what can you use for the front ports and power button? Also any luck on a matx or atx versions?

  • michael o'mahony
    michael o'mahony 2 months ago

    €50 for a few pieces of mdf really

  • tobi foong
    tobi foong 2 months ago

    Nice !! .. what is the physical measurements of the final case ?

  • Péter Juhász
    Péter Juhász 2 months ago

    Nice job!

  • Kevin Stein
    Kevin Stein 2 months ago

    Wow that's awesome, nice man :)

  • CheezeWuz
    CheezeWuz 2 months ago

    even if it was a fire hazarded you could just hit it with a fire retardant

  • kamen rider
    kamen rider 2 months ago

    hello is this size for atx one

  • Mark Wright
    Mark Wright 2 months ago

    No dust filters.. no case fans! Its all good having a massive heat sink on that CPU but you got to have airflow going over it. It looks great but it needs a lot of work to improve thermal design.

  • Klaudio Picaku
    Klaudio Picaku 2 months ago

    i think this is a fire hazard.

  • Klaudio Picaku
    Klaudio Picaku 2 months ago

    i think this is a fire hazard.

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