How to make a mini ITX computer case

Comments: 519

  • Sammy Woo
    Sammy Woo 3 days ago

    Glad to see there are still folks out there with individuality and the will to DIY. I mean how exciting can one get with your standard "box" enclosure anyways. Lots of work but well worth it for a 1-of-a-kind and not, oh ya you upgraded your case and the difference is? Only one thing, needs some kind of feet which shouldn't be too hard.

  • Retro Adventure
    Retro Adventure 8 days ago

    Very smart and sleek design!

  • Hasan Dura
    Hasan Dura 11 days ago

    looks like carsoir iar 204

  • Sathish Ravi
    Sathish Ravi 19 days ago

    AL-OO-MIN-E-UM ;) => Aluminium not AL-OO-MIN-UM

  • Bylga
    Bylga 19 days ago

    Very very nice :D

  • mjkmojofool
    mjkmojofool 24 days ago

    I like the look, but I don't see it holding up over time, and I wonder about vibration noise over time.

  • Hilario Menendez
    Hilario Menendez 1 month ago

    god is that you?

  • Ladislav Maxa
    Ladislav Maxa 1 month ago

    It's awesome! I would like to see the one with PCI Express GPU

    ANGEL MARIO H 1 month ago

    ¿Donde puedo comprarla ?

  • Noviar Daud
    Noviar Daud 1 month ago

    as an architecture student... your case is architecturally pleasing. The tectonic tho...

  • Bhisma Nambiar
    Bhisma Nambiar 1 month ago

    Would be cool to route some wires through the metal frame...

  • Haallo Haalloo
    Haallo Haalloo 1 month ago


  • ZackKox
    ZackKox 1 month ago

    nie oszukuj jesteś polakiem ;-)

  • adam darras
    adam darras 1 month ago

    im looking into building my own pc case because the ones on the market are expensive and ugly

  • Legend 11
    Legend 11 2 months ago

    I think if you sprayed the metal structure black and stained the wood a dark brown or black it would look even better again. But this is a really good job overall!

    • Legend 11
      Legend 11 1 month ago

      Cool totally I get that, I guess I was thinking out loud about how I might do it for myself. Subbed keep up the good work I pretty much watched all your DIY Videos :)

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 1 month ago

      Thanks :)
      Well, this is a matter of aesthetics and this particular color scheme matches my parents interior design ;)

  • Wookie953
    Wookie953 2 months ago

    Where did you get the 3D models for the Stuff inside (mainboard...)?

  • Mohsin Ali Waheed
    Mohsin Ali Waheed 2 months ago

    You are the most underrated Youtuber. Love your channel.

  • KingPlayz
    KingPlayz 2 months ago

    where can I download your sketch up file? Im planning on making one

  • saad zaghloul
    saad zaghloul 2 months ago

    nice design but not all people have access to these tools ... hope your parents liked it

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 2 months ago

      Sure, but they aren't sophisticated at all and it's still something that you can do at home.

  • kilobits
    kilobits 2 months ago

    Hey, what kind of pen is that?

  • Eduardo Sousa
    Eduardo Sousa 2 months ago

    That could easily be a very cool Portal Companion Cube build

  • Mikko Haavisto
    Mikko Haavisto 2 months ago

    Nice job, but it lacks dust protection.

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 2 months ago

      Yeah... I kinda hope that the mesh material will prevent dust from getting inside.

  • Dojo Games
    Dojo Games 2 months ago

    Hello,did you maked any mini itx case with : B350M for Ryzen ?

  • Subhadip Ghorui
    Subhadip Ghorui 2 months ago

    plz...can u build a slim pc case .....i can't found any diy slim pc case on one

  • Sagar Kumbalkar
    Sagar Kumbalkar 3 months ago


  • 선우임
    선우임 3 months ago

    The 3D images, did you make these yourself?

  • bomber barri
    bomber barri 3 months ago

    :0 wooooww god job ;) :D

  • MainSoul
    MainSoul 3 months ago

    I wish more cases looked like this and had a similar design

  • Rene Singh
    Rene Singh 3 months ago

    Really creative and extremely aesthetic. Those who gave this a thumbs down just trolling.

  • Dentix Graphics
    Dentix Graphics 3 months ago

    Can you make a open air pc case?
    I love your case design btw :)

  • Rage 9one
    Rage 9one 3 months ago

    Cool design, but way too small.

  • Toe Punch
    Toe Punch 3 months ago

    Stain the wood and power coat or electroplate it and it would be so much nicer

  • ratish menon
    ratish menon 3 months ago

    Kool Design

  • TcgShopLandshut
    TcgShopLandshut 3 months ago

    i know tastes are different, but that looks like shit

  • 마동석
    마동석 3 months ago

    I think G4560 is more useful.

  • SvMazz
    SvMazz 3 months ago

    Great build! I would also love a tutorial on the 3d modeling

  • Weslly Labrador
    Weslly Labrador 3 months ago

    That was beautiful. I couldn't find the power button on the glam shots of the finished product, but it sure does look beautiful.

  • marky monkey
    marky monkey 3 months ago

    Hi good day!!! may i ask a permission to know what is the measurement of your aluminum cube?

  • Fox person
    Fox person 3 months ago

    how did you model the mobo, PSU and stuff in sketch up? and get textures for them?

    • Fox person
      Fox person 3 months ago

      i though that only had cars and houses XD, thanks, that'll make my life a bit easier.

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 3 months ago

      +Fox person SketchUp has a repository full of user created models.

  • Xiao Jiang
    Xiao Jiang 3 months ago

    this is god tier

  • vooduu99
    vooduu99 3 months ago

    YetAnotherTechChannel Excuse me, would you sell me this project ready? one more subscriber.

  • MrZombieSlayer
    MrZombieSlayer 3 months ago

    Don't say SSD drive please. I don't like Solid State Drive drives :o

  • Winner Jain
    Winner Jain 3 months ago

    What is the application that you used in make the cabinet?

  • AzNPryd08
    AzNPryd08 3 months ago

    Would you be willing to let us use the sketchup file?

    • AzNPryd08
      AzNPryd08 3 months ago

      Awesome, thanks so much! amazing work.

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 3 months ago

      +AzNPryd08 it's already in the warehouse - search for 'Prime Element - custom mini ITX computer'.

  • Tree
    Tree 3 months ago

    what about the air flow

    • Tree
      Tree 3 months ago

      YetAnotherTechChannel holy shit you replied

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 3 months ago

      +Tree There's plenty of air so airlow is not an issue.

  • Hax Hax
    Hax Hax 3 months ago

    GREAT...realy its great

  • Renaldo Xhahu
    Renaldo Xhahu 3 months ago

    I've always liked the open air design.

    WEXvsVIDEO 3 months ago

    Can you please tell us the exact parts you have used ?

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 3 months ago

      You have a very good overview of the parts I used at 1:14
      - 1x square profile 15x15mm
      - 2x L shaped profiles 10x15mm
      - 1x 30mm flat bar
      - 1x 20mm flat bar
      - 2x 30mm piece of wood (I think I used only one)
      - 2x 20mm piece of wood (I think I used only one)

      Computer parts are noting really special - this will work with any mini ITX motherboard and SFX power supply.

  • Michael Rinkle
    Michael Rinkle 3 months ago

    those small black box solutions use laptop CPU/GPU or BRoadcom/ARM57 solutions, not good for gaming and pricey when compared to a Ras Pi 3. Nice DIY case though!

  • charlie brownau
    charlie brownau 3 months ago

    What is the design cad program ?

  • charlie brownau
    charlie brownau 3 months ago

    Mobo in the middle with the PSU on the back , interesting , nice style !

  • cmdaltctr
    cmdaltctr 3 months ago

    Hi, your video is an inspiration to me. Could you please advice the software you use? It has pictures of the case components too! Do you have a template for the cuto out and holes mesurement?
    I am looking for a template which tells the measurement i need to make the whole for motherboard screws

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 3 months ago

      I model my projects in SketchUp. I used the motherboard as the template ;)

  • SheepWaveMeByeBye
    SheepWaveMeByeBye 3 months ago

    Nice. Needs bl00 lights for haxx0r parents, though.

  • Thee Silent
    Thee Silent 4 months ago

    The wood needs a smooth sand and a varnish. That'd make it look awesome imo

  • Di Lucaeuse
    Di Lucaeuse 4 months ago

    this ist so fucking cool man

  • Lol Kek
    Lol Kek 4 months ago

    Another victory of design over common sense.

  • Conner Reid
    Conner Reid 4 months ago

    Wow, really nice-looking case! Love the simplicity of the design and the material palette and your approach to keeping it low-cost and efficient. The execution looks really well done for a DIY build, too. The way you varied the lengths and cuts of the wood pieces really helped keep all the inevitable human error stuff invisible and make everything feel intentional and clean. But I feel like you missed an opportunity to detail out the power button and make it a feature without breaking the aesthetic. It looks more like a cool box or cabinet and I think with just a little more detailing of the more "computery" parts, it could have been more easily identified as a case from a distance, but maybe that was your intention. Impressive work, sir!

  • Mikkel H
    Mikkel H 4 months ago

    seems like a weird choice of CPU cooler. i know its cheap and small but... its extremely noisy and i think fire would be better at cooling
    I would probably have given it taller feet and placed all the I/O so it faced down

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 3 months ago

      Well I actually did order a different cooler but it took way too long to deliver and I had to settle for the stock HSF that I had laying around.

  • christoph andrew
    christoph andrew 4 months ago

    make more. the designs are great. eventhough you lack the fabrication skill i think that that is realistic to most people even me ( its very interesting how you solve the fabrication problems)

  • AndroidChannel
    AndroidChannel 4 months ago

    Hi,I liked your diy case scematics. if it was made in autocat, do you mind sending me the file, I would like to add something because the case I got from Amazon was to small for my cooler. Appreciated
    p.s my email is (

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 4 months ago

      I designed it in SketchUp. The model is in the warehouse, you can find it by searching 'Prime Element - custom mini ITX computer'.

  • Yapu
    Yapu 4 months ago

    i do like this idea

  • Narcis M.
    Narcis M. 4 months ago

    Good job! Now, I know what to do in a weekend!!! Thanks for idea!!!

  • Moeoeoeoeoeoe
    Moeoeoeoeoeoe 4 months ago

    Great project I like the way you do it. Where did you get the parts for your CAD drawings from? Would be very interesting to know!

  • Furious Guy
    Furious Guy 4 months ago

    Veeery nice, and cool design! But how did you get the exact textured motherboard and ssd into sketchup? did you make them, or did you download them from somewhere? :)

  • Hans Wurst
    Hans Wurst 4 months ago

    You should have brazed the Aluminium together

  • y0ur m0th3r
    y0ur m0th3r 4 months ago

    Does anyone know the exact parts?

  • Smidget
    Smidget 4 months ago

    What design software is that?

    JOSOGRIL 4 months ago

    Very cool

  • John ko
    John ko 4 months ago

    without lines, every computer looks simple and good.

  • Franky Drappier
    Franky Drappier 4 months ago

    Designwise this is probably the prettiest PC i've ever seen.

  • AlbertoC504
    AlbertoC504 5 months ago

    What's the aliminum pipe size? 1inch?

  • Daniel T.
    Daniel T. 5 months ago

    Nice work!

  • Nick Pz
    Nick Pz 5 months ago

    This is a great video! I was hoping if you could tell me how much you spent for the parts of the case in total. (Aluminum and Wood).

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 5 months ago

      Thanks :)
      I spend less than $25. I know it doesn't sound cheap at all, but mini ITX cases tailored for SFX PSUs are actually pretty pricey.

  • Ruben9505
    Ruben9505 5 months ago

    The moment he said "for playing solitaire..", my Solitaire laid out a new deck...

  • Creo Binary
    Creo Binary 5 months ago

    For building on the fly and keeping your first try, +10. I to build my own and though your 2nd and 3rd attempt at the same design would be even better, to showcase your first attempt is honorable. Its unique and can easily sit on your desk as a conversation piece. Thank you for sharing, I mean it. Anyone not grading this a top mark is simply lacking vision and would likely never be able to compete with it.

  • Sir Sabat
    Sir Sabat 5 months ago

    really cool

  • Gilang Luqman
    Gilang Luqman 5 months ago

    nice, finnally found this channel, I wanna make case too. I guess handmade so cheaper than buy case . But need creativity an patience to make like this :D

  • Mohd Ajrul Muminin Norijan

    You sir just earned a new subscriber, great content, love your videos,

  • Grayson Peddie
    Grayson Peddie 5 months ago

    My dream PC case for a server? Slim Mini ITX case with 4 2.5" drive bays and no PSU. That's right. I have an ASRock AM1H-ITX that has a DC-In connector and I'm going for a very slim server chassis that can allow a 70mm passive heatsink to fit. No 3.5" hard drive bays, just 2.5".

    Mine's completely silent with an AMD Athlon 5350 APU. A half-height PCI expansion slot is fine for me.

    • Grayson Peddie
      Grayson Peddie 5 months ago

      This is a 4TB 2.5" hard drive.

      3.5" looks way too bulky and I see 2.5" hard drives the way of the future.

      Speaking of which, I'd like to see servers getting smaller and smaller, just as I'd like to see graphics cards getting smaller and become more energy efficient. For a slim desktop with half-height dual-slot expansion slots, a low-profile graphics card is a start:

      That graphics card, a 1050 Ti 4GB Mini, can go in Silverstone ML09B:

      I'm glad that Intel has taken an initiative by going for a 5x5 Mini-STX form factor, but it would be nice to simply have 4 SATA ports with a max of 4 2.5" hard drives or SSDs and more than 2 USB ports in the back when it comes to home automation.

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 5 months ago

      I'm all about quiet systems but why only 2.5" drive bays in a server? What drives are you using? Mechanical? SSD?
      I think 2.5" is limiting as I just loaded my main Synology unit with 2x 10TB Seagate IronWolf drives ;)Anyways, I did build a file server inside a vintage PHILIPS VCR a while ago using a somewhat similar ASRock motherboard powered using external power brick:

  • Lu Edwin
    Lu Edwin 5 months ago

    I think he forgot to make a space for hard drives unless he wanted to use external hard drives.

  • Enmanuel
    Enmanuel 5 months ago

    Good luck with the dust and dirt

  • Marcel qualm
    Marcel qualm 5 months ago


  • Lasse K. Skou
    Lasse K. Skou 5 months ago

    its gonna be dusty, noicy and also you have the mobo exposed.
    i would have given that wood something to make it look better

  • CrazyBullet Gaming
    CrazyBullet Gaming 5 months ago

    What about the GPU?

  • Fabricio Figueiredo
    Fabricio Figueiredo 5 months ago

    Awesome, all of it! Nice job!

    ADITH NARAYANAN.A 5 months ago

    Hats Off

  • Veagul Quirino Pepito
    Veagul Quirino Pepito 5 months ago

    you should start selling it! :D

  • ViNi MiCoRRizA
    ViNi MiCoRRizA 5 months ago

    My goodness, man!! I'm typing with my feet, as I clap with my hands!!! Very good looking and well done!

  • Olivier Heimerdinger
    Olivier Heimerdinger 5 months ago


  • Max Murphy
    Max Murphy 5 months ago

    cool design :), I like how you chamfered the food

  • Yatin Alkatiri
    Yatin Alkatiri 5 months ago

    Good job mate, good job...

  • Ani me
    Ani me 5 months ago

    no one gonna notice this comment

  • Eric B
    Eric B 5 months ago

    Nice work.

  • Mahtab Alam
    Mahtab Alam 5 months ago

    are you an architecture?

    • Mahtab Alam
      Mahtab Alam 5 months ago

      +YetAnotherTechChannel I have watched some of your videos and you do everything so precisely like this one or the pc in desk, oh man that was amazing, every pc in desk I've watched mostly cost big bucks but that was cheap and even more you had a table recycled

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 5 months ago

      Nope, just a technical writer ;)

  • Mahammad Sathalya
    Mahammad Sathalya 5 months ago

    one word. AMAZING...

  • Aero756
    Aero756 5 months ago

    Where is the I/O shield?

  • Gautam
    Gautam 5 months ago

    impressive !

  • Bre DiLaurentes
    Bre DiLaurentes 5 months ago


  • Jack Diller
    Jack Diller 5 months ago

    The glue is killing me, I love the idea, I love the way you put it together, but I don't love the minor imperfections that detract from the overall meaning of the case

    • M Bryan
      M Bryan 5 months ago

      clear two sided tape would have perfect. my $.02

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 5 months ago

      Yeah, I'll be revisiting this design at least twice. Once with a beefier CPU and discrete GPU and once more with a mini STX (probably) and a low TDP chip for a passively cooled build. The aesthetics will be different for each.

    • Jack Diller
      Jack Diller 5 months ago

      BUT! It is just glue, and glue can be hidden. :]
      Are you planning on a v2, or maybe a 1.5 version of this case? :]

    • YetAnotherTechChannel
      YetAnotherTechChannel 5 months ago

      Yeah, I'm not particurarily proud of that... :/

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