Designing your own PC Case - FAQ

In this last video in my silent PC case series, I answer some frequently asked questions.

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Author MADERS 040 ( ago)
What CPU? You mentioned the temps and I would really like to know

Author Dead Lock ( ago)
small idea: Mass Produce them!

Author arthur abraham ( ago)
What is the room/ambient temprature ? Usually temperature deltas help more than absolute values. Thanks!

Author Jacob Flores ( 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.

Author chuckles de clown ( ago)
i wanna experiment with this.

Author Thomas Mauer ( 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.

Author Budred123 ( ago)
What material did you use for the dust filters?

Author Random Ryan ( ago)
Should've mentioned that the 460 tends to run at or above 90c when talking about temps.

Author Normal Person ( ago)
And then your PSU says "fuck your silence" and ramps up.

Author TriPeakProductions ( ago)
how about making a camera

Author i ( 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!

Author SillyPotatoeSP ( ago)
you should try to get this mass produced i think it would sell well

Author life Dropout Art ( ago)
Could u make a simpler Diy transforming ur current rig to a silent one??

Author Kris Patel ( 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?

Author Konrad 29 ( ago)
Man you are brilliant !!!

Author Adam Rich ( ago)
where did you send your design to have the case created?

Author AstroposYT ( ago)
i thought ramsey Bolton was dead... clearly not

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

Author Rouchmi Ayoub ( ago)
DIY Perks
Can I Pay you to build another "Cloud Unit" for me !!

Author Smidget ( 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

Author cyberjack ( ago)
you are very "English" .. hue grant English lol

Author Steven Cook ( 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?

Author Bob Fergisoon ( ago)
Upgrading CPU or GPU anytime soon?

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

Author sTroovE ( ago)
that looks amazing dude

Author Gamer#1 ( ago)
Can you please sell this case? It could be without any additional ports, such as motherboard and what not.

Author Lucian Iștoc ( ago)
Put a Gtx750ti in there,it has a 60W tdp

Author pat ayala ( ago)
have you ever thought about 3d printing a pc case

Author ShadowSlayer ( ago)
What is that black thing, over the side holes

Author nnnkatze ( ago)
How much time did it take you to build the case?

Author Cestarian Inhabitant ( ago)
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.

Author Izzy G ( 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!

Author diamond971 ( 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 !!

Author Princess Flurry Heart ( ago)

Author Ezra Ripps ( ago)
How did he make that power switch

Author Lev Saunders ( 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)

Author Alienbraham Lincoln ( ago)
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

Author thePavuk ( 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.

Author Kaffi O ( ago)

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

Author Evan Mark ( 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.

Author Emre Konuk ( ago)
And that laptop dvd drive... Can i connect one with sata in a desktop with the desktop psu?

Author Geng Pan ( ago)
it is really nice! to build personal unique case is amazing.

Author goingtobe ( 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?

Author Gran Gurbo ( 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.

Author jonnypanteloni ( ago)
what keyboard is that?

Author The Cinema Boy ( ago)
Is a m705 mouse? i think it is.

Author Daniel Bernard ( ago)
how thick are the alu plates? and what would you recommend? :)

Author Louis Sherwood (1564 years ago)
You look like you could be related to Alfie Allen - played Theon Greyjoy in GoT.

Author jerry bomcool ( 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

Author David Varner ( ago)
Is there a way to monitor the temperature of the computer with thermistors?

Author Ignatius ( ago)
what about adding some cool packs below so the air flowing can cool it further?

Author Meagle Fan club ( ago)
I would really appreciate if someone showed me how to wire a power button to the pc and make light up

Author Aleks S ( ago)
Der sir what DVD or CD drive is that? thank you

Author Andrei Jedidiah ( ago)
Seriously you diy the case?

Author Michael Madsen ( ago)
still no parts list in the description :(

Author Pawiczekk (1031 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

Author Eirik Hernes ( ago)
Did you draw the case in some kind of a computer program, before you ordered all the materials?

Author kevin torgersson ( ago)
What´s the name of that PC CASE?

Author Meowchin ( ago)
Is price of the CPU coolers and fans included in this 40 GBP? I guess not?

Author javy0820 ( 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

Author Alex Suazo ( ago)
Theon Greyjoy? Is that you?

Author lolololololololololololololololololol ( ago)
silent pc = watch porn more safely

Author Pieter Ouborg ( 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 :)

Author Novak Antonijevic ( ago)
What is that TV or Monitor that you have ? please answer.

Author Chris Smith ( ago)
and cpu

Author Chris Smith ( ago)
what graphics card do you have in the pc

Author Gustavo Bronner ( 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!

Author Kim Strandberg (1051 year 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,.

Author Mitchell Quinn ( ago)
Would you mind telling us where you sourced the aluminium? Thanks!

Author Robix : ( ago)
+DIY Perks can you do an how to video for that data saving system please

Author Percunas ( ago)
nice work man!
i rly would like a test from silentpcreview

Author matt le'mon ( ago)
what program was that, in which youre using to test it?

Author netsurfer912 ( ago)
"Litterally incredible"

... I don't believe it.

Author Arti9m ( ago)
Hey, you're a cheater! :) Or your camera is. 60FPS is not real, I bet you did it with something like Twixtor.

Author SuperAlecv ( ago)
GTX 460? What games are you maxing out with that?

Author MineShift TV ( 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

Author Jojojoostje ( 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.

Author dragcham3 ( ago)
+DIY Perks  Can you do a video on how to make the back up button

Author skylinevspec000 ( 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.

Author Emerson Holladay ( 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!

Author Tabish Syed ( ago)
We have the same QNIX 1440p IPS monitors !!!

I also had the same mouse lol

Author Faizan Akhtar ( ago)
You need to make these for selling. I'd so buy one for 100-125 bucks!

Author neon32 ( 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.

Author Unorthodo_x ( ago)
I wonder what +DIY Perks does for a living? I'm guessing some type of engineer.

Author paul young ( 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 ?

Author bobthebui144 ( ago)
A GTX460. Are you kidding me?

Author GameHEADtime All Gaming All Tech All Platforms ( ago)
Start a case company that look amazing very amazing!

Author newrhea13 ( ago)
so, where is that video on how to make the backup system? or is that not going to be a tutorial....

Author TheBcoolGuy ( 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.

Author DigiDavidex Esperimenti ( ago)
Il ragazzo mi ricorda il protagonista del film Spiderman :D

Author Gerald Luckett ( 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.

Author Stanislaw S. ( 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.]

Author Christopher Wisdom ( 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.?

Author Roar RAP ( ago)
You sir, are a genius!

Author MGF100 ( ago)
I'm not gay or anything but he has a amazing smile (wow that sounded so gay)

Author PulseVideoProduction ( ago)
how did you make your backup button system?

Author mrpipps90 ( 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.

Author Felix R. ( ago)
Didn't you want to make a video about the backup solution? I think that woul'd intrest many of us :)

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