DIY Computer Case - The Ultimate Silent PC (CLOUD UNIT)

In this video I give an overview of my latest scratch PC build project - the Ultimate Silent Gaming PC, Mark II. The greatest feature of the case, I think, is that the graphics card has a MASSIVE cpu cooler on it, which helps to plunge the case into practical silence even while gaming.

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Author Panda Digital Love ( ago)
Better patent it before some case makers steal your design. Better yet kickstarter it and we all would buy it in a heartbeat.

Author Orlando Paço ( ago)
burn the house down!

Author Luís Fernando Dos Santos Pinho ( ago)

Author Nathan Dice ( ago)
best computer case of all time and from no producer!!! as if they were retarded to do it right

Author Kev Lar ( ago)
Awesome job DIY Perks! This silent pc build is the coolest. I just added it to my diy bucket list.

Author R Costa TV ( ago)
I follow his 2 channel, I think his would has much more follows 'n subscribes, most best tech channel, very serious 'n nice channel, his is nice person 'n host too.

Author ThatsNiceGuy - Geometry Dash and More ( ago)
its gud

Author OPGuyK ( ago)

Author Aubrey Khoza ( ago)
Smoke Hazard Maybe?

Author Alpha Libre ( ago)
very nice!

Author gabrielleconti ( ago)
I love his accent! And of course, his ideas!

Author N 9 N E ( ago)
Just wanna say if you cant be bothered doing this get the Fractal Design Define R5. You'll thank me later.

Author Anthony Chiello ( ago)
very nice looking!

Author Edward D'Esposito ( ago)
Interesting ideas. Much better graphics card cooling solutions can be had when you think about using PCI-e ribbons to extend a PCI-E slot off the motherboard.

Author Dead Lock ( ago)
Why not add LED strips that are controlled by the computer or music to the outside of the Case?

Author Beau Guerrier ( ago)
why is there big ass heat sinks but no fucking fans ?????? dude

Author Matteo R ( ago)
Hi Matt, I've been watching videos on youtube since 2006 and never commented, but I really think this is the best video I've ever seen in my life! I've been trying to build a quiet pc for years and always failed. I've used water cooling putting the pump, heat exchanger and the fan in another room and connecting to the cpu cooling block with hoses. It worked but still the case needed its fans; I tried using it without any and after 1 month it got burnt!
I think your solution is so smooth, I will try to learn from you. The silent pc is a very critical point to me. Thanks for your video! Matteo

Author TheBandit21 ( ago)
Now i kinda wanna hear about it catching on fire, purely because of how confident you seem about it. What can go wrong will go wrong.

Author Lightning Brothers ( ago)
try fuking rendering a 1080p video with that crawp , u will burn ur house down m8

Author Neo Prototype ( ago)
Nice fire hazard doomb fook. Anuuther thing, learn to liquid cool and other noise dampening materials made to be used precisely for this application. I hope that bitch didn't beat the shit out of you after the video you looked scared of that cunt you cuck.

Author Róbert Allen ( ago)
why didn't you just watercool the gpu and cpu?

Author matthew baron ( ago)
I'd be really wary of thermal throttling with that gpu heat sync. I would've bought some corsair af120 quiet edition fans to cool both the cpu and gpu just to help the heat escape from the heatsyncs a little more

Author dalibor mladenović ( ago)
very clever, works by thermodynamic laws, like simple chimney, like it very much !

Author Neikoo ( ago)
Its silent but not good for heavy load.

Author TekReviews ( ago)
I had a NEW power supply that had a safety feature fail, smoke came out the back of the PC. Luckily I was there and yanked the plug out of the wall right away. The so called safety didn't function as advertised, one of my relatives in Germany had her apartment catch fire because her PC power supply sparked everywhere and set the curtains on fire.

Author TekReviews ( ago)
There are actually people buying UK style trash cans, 3D printing a top and turning it into a Clone of Apple's new trash can Mac.

Author lem ( ago)
Does no one else have extreme issues with the fact he's using towels? Sound insulating foam is lighter, more breathable, and better at sound insulation, I just honestly feel uncomfortable looking at it.

Author elninostorm ( ago)
"Sort of economical for me to do it this way as well"

That is assuming your time has no value.

Author xxdjcharlierockxx ( ago)
looks awesome. thought you were going for some kind of austin powers theme with that towel (behave baby) i would use some other material then the towel but other then that it's brilliant! cant wait to see the build

Author thewitchking24 ( ago)
You're a fantastic engineer! I like your channel very much. Congratulations! Bye!

Author 夢 ‍ ( ago)
You put towels in your computer...major fire hazard.

Author Sean Moore ( ago)
can't wait to see benchmarks

Author Trevor Philips ( ago)
Nah, I love my beautiful corsair 200r case, fast pc specs

Author {Xyro} Nitronixus ( ago)
Sir, you have a creative mind.... You know how to be resourceful, build stuff, and to have the knowledge that one material can have the same attributes as the other... Good job mate.

Author David Robles ( ago)
Theon at it again

Author Baba Tova ( ago)
he's like bob ross

Author Scott Watschke ( ago)
Brilliant !

Author Angel Jiminian ( ago)
what was the cost to build?

Author dangeredwolf ( ago)
Building it vertically first seemed awfully weird but you make such a brilliant point about how heat naturally rises. Prebuilt case manufacturers should take note!

Author Mike Mckay ( ago)
Some very good ideas shown with the case some I have thought of but some I hadn't

I have been working on a similar idea but with 4 individual airflow paths from outside the case to straight back outside the case and I think a combination of some of your ideas with my own might make for a good working model especially the rotated motherboard idea which I REALLY like and which I am amazed I hadn't already thought have having already used server cases with motherboards facing the front for the exact same reasons lol

I shall go watch the other two videos fpr more tips I might want to include in my own project of a similar ilk, although I am trying to accomplish a similar with without things that will void warranties such as with the PSU and GPU

Author Trent Franklin ( ago)
You make a good point about GPU coolers needing to be larger.

Author T Landman ( ago)
I only use external hard drives for back-ups. Might there ever be a fire, they are way easier to quickly grab ;)

Author Francois Vanheerden ( ago)
this should be the future for aircooled PC's. i would like one like this.

Author moldoveanu8 ( ago)
Great case but....2.5 inch spin drive wrapped in fabric might not survive transferring lots of files at once. SSD would have been better and without fabric so it can breathe a bit.

Author Nishant Sahay ( ago)
Take all my money

Author ben cos ( ago)
the backup idea is very clever:-)

Author Join Catman ( ago)
Where did he bourght the Vinyl? Link pls

Author Mast Maula ( ago)
The fire will not burn down his house
It will give him a nice insurance payday

Author sevencardz ( ago)
This is the most well designed PC I have ever seen.

Author z4nY ( ago)
I love that, just a couple of days I told a friend that the mainboard architecture in common pcs is very bad and that it should be rotated so that the hot air exits to the top... and now I find this.
Your videos are absolutely fantastic :)

Author Massimo O'Kissed ( ago)
Cheap PC case, and it looks better than EVERYTHING made by InWin.

Author Jonathan Graham ( ago)
This fella obviously doesn't know how gpu coolers work

Author Jordan Ness ( ago)
Im confused though. First of all graphics cards are silent to begin with. They dont make noise. The fans on the heat sink is what makes noise so that giant cpu heat sink does not actually stop the noise because of reducing heat it stops noise because it removes the small fans from the heatsink. Also using heat sinks like that with no fans directly on them to move the heat isn't great practice. It will work because he has airflow in the case, but its not as effective and like his previous case video where the cpu ran at like 75 C where as normally even under load my cpu would run at about 50 or so with air or 30 - 40 with liquid. This isnt a problem with the case at all though simply the choice to have only intake and exhaust fans rather than including heat sink fans. None of this is any kind of fatal error just extremely weird and not necessarily considered good practice. Also the fabric doesnt worry me so much as a fire hazard as it does a potential source for static electricity which can kill parts. Not that im saying it will because i cant tell from the content how close it is to the actual parts that could be damaged from static. Also as a water cooling enthusiast I must point out that pumps really arent that loud usually unless you have them pushing at max power. I have a water cooling setup in my personal build and aside from fans i run on the radiator its completely silent. I cant even hear the pump. Once again im not bashing anything in this video, im simply giving information because i believe some of this may be slightly off. The concept itself is super cool though and i love that he is coming up with different ideas and giving them a go because thats how innovation happens. I love the video, but this is what i do as a hobby so i thought i would give my own personal observations based on my experience which may very well differ from his experience and cause the difference in information given.

Author phill80 ( ago)
Handsome and intelligent..... Bastard.

Author juan granados ( ago)
great heat dissipation by convection. i agree by optimizing fluid dynamics and convection. is better than water cooling

Author The 3rd Tausk ( ago)
It's gonna implode and set your neighbors house on fire, dude!

Author linuxmq ( ago)
Very interesting, well spoken and clear. Great video.
I can understand the "vertical" point of the build with the huge heatsink for the graphic card. However, if one needs more PCIe slots to be used for other cards, such as network, sound, raid, etc... then the heatsink is on the way and it would not be possible to get it installed. Although I am not a gamer and very happy with a single video card, most gamer machines have several video cards in their machine. How will you "cool" these cards then? Only the last card facing the end of the case would be cooled that way.
So your design is very interesting for a simple PC and people just using "Word processing" as you said, but definitely not for more powerful requirements.

Author FPSSnipeEm ( ago)
The heck.. Why does this guy seem so clean...

Author T horon ( ago)
i bet the cooling performance would match a passive open air setup

Author HeavyMetal Gamer ( ago)
one would hope that those towels are anti-static

Author LEZevil ( ago)
My PC isn't exactly quiet when I'm just browsing and stuff. But sounds like a jet engine when I play games

Author MpchBrwn ( ago)
DIY Perks , Really nice airflow design, such a good work, love the sleek design, and the backup button !!

Author Patrick Phelan ( ago)
I've been so disappointed in the design features in the recent generations of PC cases. Glass? LEDs everywhere? This => mind = blown.

Author _‒ ̅ ̅‒0w0‒ ̅ ̅‒_ ( ago)
that looks like it will burn down

Author UreaSmith ( ago)
I never notice the noise on my computer.. I guess there are advantages to getting old.

Author Geometry Dash Medikat ( ago)
Your computer is going to set on fire and burn your house down

Author OVD ( ago)
If you want to have a quiet pc why wont you follow this guide

step 1: shutdown your pc

Author Ashton Joel ( ago)
You should manufacturer that computer

Author BioCronGamer ( ago)
Can some one tell what that green stuff is ? Please

Author Stainless ( ago)
doesnt it feel weird to press the power button and hearing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING?

at least get a boot beeper!

Author Simproved ( ago)
Wow! I simply love your channel! Now I wanna use my weird forgotten engineering skills again...thanks for that!

Author fako fakoson ( ago)
Great build mate, I would only have one suggestion since your purpose for this project is experimentation.

How about enlarging the cutout for the side panel and instead of a lid install a monitor there, say a laptop display to turn this beauty into an AIO unit, plus adding a couple centimeters height at the bottom to install a sliding tray with a keyboard and mouse?

Thus along with becoming AIO it would be a whole desktop system as portable as a briefcase......

Author Ely Novas ( ago)
I wonder where he hides the bodies...

Author mienzillaz ( ago)
oh look..! theon greyjoy built himself a PC..! for sure he will not watch porn on it..;)

Author Neo Alison ( ago)
simply amazing

Author Hyper Galactic ( ago)
where's the reset button?

Author DecibelAlex ( ago)
is your house still standing?

Author nuvaboy ( ago)
This case and setup would be amazing for a DAW. Good job! :)

Author ideamaker ( ago)
Your house is going to catch fire! That computer is a fire hazard. LOL ;)

Author Klaudijus Stankevicius ( ago)
great idea looks really unike!!!! but how are the temperatures ? :/

Author chuckles de clown ( ago)
you sir are clever

Author Radu ( ago)
ok now how about going 3-wau SLI ?

Author illidur ( ago)
Frodo after throwing the ring into the volcano.

Author Megos Hong ( ago)
buy siverstone ft02

Author arha hugo ( ago)
for red and white lights, toi must change it by ws2812

Author MrBacknack ( ago)
how to make that backup system in my pc ?!

Author OP-MS Iron Man ( ago)
"There's a button! 8D" Lol

Author J. Shih ( ago)
what's the graphics card there

Author Alex Barbu ( ago)
Your house is going to catch fire and burn your computer down.

Author CalTheTroll - games music and thats it ( ago)
now put 2 of them in sli oh the coolers in the way rip

Author Ikmel A.A.A. ( ago)
Brilliant, really inspiring.

Author Dimitri Biemond ( ago)
It really annoys me that he doesn't use Water cooling and SSD's

Author dirty bandit ( ago)
is this a joke or serious? I really cant tell

Author Jacob Noori ( ago)
You're so innovative! Loved the whole concept. If a company wants to pay you and make this design actually look good on the inside... that would be a dream case.

Author Latitude Attack ( ago)
You Sir Are a badass. Chur Brada.

Author pokeblink ( ago)
Looks good but honestly I prefer my standard stuff. Might be cool for people that literally can't stand the noise I guess. With quality fans, I barely hear anything. And since I live in a busy place, I have no issues because it is noisy 24/7 so the silence would be pointless to me.

Author Grumpy Cat ( ago)
A quiet PC is a good PC.

Author Gonz@nline ( ago)
There are some similar cases from the adventorous Silverstone, with 90 degrees motherboard, but they are expensive or ugly. I'm going to try making one myself. Thank you for sharing the experience.

Author Br1an b ( ago)
make a video of DC12 from the PC power supply

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