Designing your own PC Case - FAQ

Comments: 389

  • G. Nidhish C.
    G. Nidhish C. 1 month ago

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

  • MADERS 040
    MADERS 040 2 months ago

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

  • Justin Hawkins
    Justin Hawkins 2 months ago

    small idea: Mass Produce them!

  • arthur abraham
    arthur abraham 3 months ago

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

  • Jacob Flores
    Jacob Flores 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    i wanna experiment with this.

  • Thomas Mauer
    Thomas Mauer 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    What material did you use for the dust filters?

  • Random Ryan
    Random Ryan 5 months ago

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

  • Normal Person
    Normal Person 6 months ago

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

    • PIXELFLUX
      PIXELFLUX 5 months ago

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


  • TriPeakProductions
    TriPeakProductions 7 months ago

    how about making a camera

  • The Being Of Me
    The Being Of Me 8 months ago

    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 8 months ago

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

  • animator osoro
    animator osoro 8 months ago

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

  • Kris Patel
    Kris Patel 9 months ago

    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 9 months ago

    Man you are brilliant !!!

  • Adam Rich
    Adam Rich 9 months ago

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

  • AstroposYT
    AstroposYT 10 months ago

    i thought ramsey Bolton was dead... clearly not

  • luis _
    luis _ 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

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

  • Smidget
    Smidget 10 months ago

    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 10 months ago

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

  • Steven Cook
    Steven Cook 11 months ago

    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?

  • Bob Fergisoon
    Bob Fergisoon 11 months ago

    Upgrading CPU or GPU anytime soon?

  • Oihane Mariñelarena
    Oihane Mariñelarena 11 months ago

    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 1 year ago

    that looks amazing dude

  • Gamer#1
    Gamer#1 1 year ago

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

  • Lucian Iștoc
    Lucian Iștoc 1 year ago

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

  • pat ayala
    pat ayala 1 year ago

    have you ever thought about 3d printing a pc case

  • ShadowSlayer
    ShadowSlayer 1 year ago

    What is that black thing, over the side holes

  • nnnkatze
    nnnkatze 1 year ago

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

  • Cestarian Inhabitant

    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 1 year ago

    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!

  • diamond971
    diamond971 1 year ago

    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 !!

  • Princess Flurry Heart

    hi

  • Ezra Ripps
    Ezra Ripps 1 year ago

    How did he make that power switch

    • IDK
      IDK 1 year ago

      +Ezra Ripps he bought it


  • Lev Saunders
    Lev Saunders 1 year ago

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

  • Alienbraham Lincoln

    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 1 year ago

    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 11 months ago

      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 1 year ago

      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 1 year ago

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


    • Zombiesareuponus
      Zombiesareuponus 1 year ago

      +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.


  • Kaffi O
    Kaffi O 1 year ago

    SOMEONE SEND THIS MAN HIGH END COMPONENTS.

  • MA_DD
    MA_DD 1 year ago

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

    • masonicN
      masonicN 1 year ago

      what? the graphics card?


  • Evan Mark
    Evan Mark 1 year ago

    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.

    • Kaffi O
      Kaffi O 1 year ago

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


  • Emre Konuk
    Emre Konuk 1 year ago

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

  • Geng Pan
    Geng Pan 1 year ago

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

  • goingtobe
    goingtobe 1 year ago

    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 1 year ago

    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 1 year ago

    what keyboard is that?

  • The Cinema Boy
    The Cinema Boy 1 year ago

    Is a m705 mouse? i think it is.

  • Daniel Bernard
    Daniel Bernard 1 year ago

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

  • Louis Sherwood
    Louis Sherwood 1 year ago

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

  • jerry bomcool
    jerry bomcool 1 year ago

    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 1 year ago

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

  • Ignatius
    Ignatius 1 year ago

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

  • Meagle Fan club
    Meagle Fan club 1 year ago

    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 1 year ago

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

  • Andrei Jedidiah
    Andrei Jedidiah 1 year ago

    Seriously you diy the case?

  • Michael Madsen
    Michael Madsen 1 year ago

    still no parts list in the description :(

    • Michael Madsen
      Michael Madsen 1 year ago

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


  • Pawiczekk
    Pawiczekk 1 year ago

    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 1 year ago

      +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


    • Pawiczekk
      Pawiczekk 1 year ago

      +MegaNitrospeed Radeon HD 5670 with custom cooler from Gigabyte


    • MegaNitrospeed
      MegaNitrospeed 1 year ago

      +Pawiczekk Whats you card ?


  • Eirik Hernes
    Eirik Hernes 1 year ago

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

    • Eirik Hernes
      Eirik Hernes 1 year ago

      +DIY Perks OKay thank you for a fast answer!


    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks 1 year ago

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


  • kevin torgersson
    kevin torgersson 1 year ago

    What´s the name of that PC CASE?

  • Meowchin
    Meowchin 1 year ago

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

  • javy0820
    javy0820 1 year ago

    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 1 year ago

    Theon Greyjoy? Is that you?

  • lolololololololololololololololololol

    silent pc = watch porn more safely

  • Pieter Ouborg
    Pieter Ouborg 2 years ago

    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 2 months ago

      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 1 year ago

      +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 1 year ago

      Just get a kraken g10


    • MegaNitrospeed
      MegaNitrospeed 1 year ago

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


    • Pieter Ouborg
      Pieter Ouborg 1 year ago

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


  • Novak Antonijevic
    Novak Antonijevic 2 years ago

    What is that TV or Monitor that you have ? please answer.

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 2 years ago

    and cpu

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 2 years ago

    what graphics card do you have in the pc

  • Gustavo Bronner
    Gustavo Bronner 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

      +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 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

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

  • Robix :
    Robix : 2 years ago

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

  • Percunas
    Percunas 2 years ago

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

  • lil washu
    lil washu 2 years ago

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

  • netsurfer912
    netsurfer912 2 years ago

    "Litterally incredible"

    ... I don't believe it.

  • Arti9m
    Arti9m 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

      +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 2 years ago

      +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 2 years ago

      +Arti9m Kind of. I'm in Europe so our cameras are locked to 50fps (stupid manufacturers!). At the time I made this video YouTube 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 YouTube 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 2 years ago

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

  • MineShift TV
    MineShift TV 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

      +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 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      +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 2 years ago

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

  • skylinevspec000
    skylinevspec000 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

    +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 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      +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 2 years ago

    We have the same QNIX 1440p IPS monitors !!!

    I also had the same mouse lol

  • Faizan Akhtar
    Faizan Akhtar 2 years ago

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

  • neon32
    neon32 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

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

  • paul young
    paul young 2 years ago

    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 2 years ago

    A GTX460. Are you kidding me?

  • ALLGamingTech&Platforms

    Start a case company that look amazing very amazing!

  • newrhea13
    newrhea13 2 years ago

    so, where is that video on how to make the backup system? or is that not going to be a tutorial....

  • TheBcoolGuy
    TheBcoolGuy 2 years ago

    I like your videos and I love DIY-stuff. I don't really upload anymore, but I will do DIY stuff later on. I hope to see more nice stuff from you in the future!
    My PC has these specs:
    i5 2310 3.2 GHz (Quad Core)
    Acer OEM motherboard (LGA 1155)
    8GB RAM DDR3 1333MHz
    WD Green 1TB - Windows 7 - Main Drive
    WD Green 2TB - Sometimes Linux - Extra Storage/Testing Drive
    2 140mm Cougar Vortex fans
    2 120mm fans - 1 CV - 1 CoolerMaster
    Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
    Corsair CS750M
    Sapphire Radeon R9 270x 2GB Dual-X
    DVD-ROM drive

    I am upgrading in 2016 or 2017. The only real "bottleneck" is the 1155-socket motherboard. But it works fine anyhow.

    • Folopolis
      Folopolis 2 years ago

      +TheBcoolGuy Just make sure you upgrade with the first iteration of a name family of Intel parts, that's where the performance gains come. I.E. Haswell and Broadwell are basically the same design, Broadwell is just a shrink. Skylake will be a new design this summer.

      But who knows, by 2016 or 17, AMD might be ahead again.


  • DigiDavidex Esperimenti

    Il ragazzo mi ricorda il protagonista del film Spiderman :D

  • Gerald Luckett
    Gerald Luckett 2 years ago

    Just a thought, your temps would probably be better if the case fans were mounted at the top. Pushing air (fans on bottom) creates turbulence, while pulling air (fans on top) creates a steady flow. It's why things like indoor skydiving tunnels have the fans above you.

    • DIY Perks
      DIY Perks 2 years ago

      +Gerald Luckett Hmm, interesting. I'll have to look into that.


  • Stanislaw S.
    Stanislaw S. 2 years ago

    Those are some great temps considering the noise [or lack of those].
    One sad fact is that Intel is using thermal paste under IHS instead of soldering it directly to die. Result is - you get mostly same temps no matter what cooling you use. As a owner of i7-4770k, I can tell you, I had some ~30$ cooler which kept my temps at 58*C. I switched to custom water loop.. and guess what - 56*C under load. Not much of an improvement. [that's why people do delid their processors. but again, you can't really delid and slap tower cooler on top of that.]

  • Christopher Wisdom
    Christopher Wisdom 2 years ago

    What are the dimensions of the case and the larger sheet of aluminum before you cut it. And the size of the 90 degree aluminum corners.?

  • Roar RAP
    Roar RAP 2 years ago

    You sir, are a genius!

  • MGF100
    MGF100 2 years ago

    I'm not gay or anything but he has a amazing smile (wow that sounded so gay)

    • Bartosz Olszewski
      Bartosz Olszewski 1 year ago

      +MGF100 Lol I thought the same and then was like "what, am I becoming a gay?!" what a relief... Or we are both.. Damn..


    • Meme Lord
      Meme Lord 1 year ago

      +YouTubeHobbiest yeah I'd totally fondle his scrotum (not gay though)


    • SIME_LP
      SIME_LP 1 year ago

      Jup that sounded gay


    • TheOfficialNar
      TheOfficialNar 1 year ago

      +MGF100 It's not gay to admire a dude as long as you don't touch LOL


    • MGF100
      MGF100 1 year ago

      What have I started here


  • PulseVideoProduction

    how did you make your backup button system?

  • mrpipps90
    mrpipps90 2 years ago

    If you put a 960 in this thing you would get great performance in many modern games and it puts out way less heat than the card he currently has installed.

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