Building the world's first 'breathing' PC

פורסם בתאריך 29 יונ 2021
Ever wondered if a PC could cool itself by... 'breathing'? Let's find out! Also, visit kiwico.com/diyperks for your first month COMPLETELY FREE!
10h version of it in action! www.youtube.com/watch?v=63ClE...
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  • Thanks for all the support everyone! It makes all the effort worth it, and I'm excited to see where the channel is going! If you'd like to support the my work on Patreon you can do so at patreon.com/diyperks - and an extra BIG thanks to those giving on there! If you have any questions about this build ask them here and I'll edit this comment with some FAQs!

    • you should try using tesla valves instead of foam one way valves. No moving parts equals no noise

    • Bro I want to learn these things like you would you help me.

    • How much XD

    • This is actually amazing. I want to try it also, with a few tweaks in the bellows, vents, and pumps. And maybe reduce the overall size.

  • When your computer is also a beautiful art installation, size is not a problem. What a fantastic build!

    • lmao 69 replies

    • @alysdexia "Bulk isn't beautiful." Damn! You just going to insult your mom like that?

    • ok now I want a complete PC a la Nerdforge. Maybe resin chassi and lots of painting on it.

    • Water powered air cooling

    • @alysdexia English please

  • I imagine Linus Tech Tips would be very interested in this build as they have attempted silent PC builds in the past but nothing as cool as this.

    • We put a 3090 in this but does it stay cool? Just got to the part where he put a 3080 in it, I guess I should watch the video before commenting lol

    • Passively cooled heatsink-with-pc tho

    • Underrated comment

  • this guys a fucking genius. i just can’t get over how he re-invented the fan silently with wood, magnets, and some water pumps.

    • @Agni Das Pretty much every single thing you said was wrong. Prototypes are test builds. Here's the definition "a *first*, typical or *preliminary* model of something, especially a machine, from which other forms are *developed* or copied." Most inventions take many prototypes because they aren't perfect at first. You have to try many things to see how they work, and in the early stages they are usually far from perfect. Maybe the last in a series of prototypes will perform better than a production model, but definitely not the first few. A prototype isn't always made by a single set of hands. Some prototypes are built by whole teams of people where many people work together on it, sometimes hundreds of people. Parts are outsourced in prototyping all the time. I know someone who has a couple dozen patents for new inventions, and he shops for his parts at home depot most of the time. I even printed things for his prototypes with my 3d printer when his broke. I wasn't saying every invention takes refinement over decades (although some definitely do). I was saying it's ridiculous to compare his brand new bellows to something like a computer fan which has been around for a long time. Those fans have been tweeked and perfected over decades. If you compare a computer fan from the 90s to one made today there are going to be improvements. His new bellows computer fan has not had the same amount of time to be perfected. There was a ton of creativity in this. Sure bellows have been around for a long time. But they weren't using magnets gently gliding through a tube in the bronze age. And I've never seen anyone use bellows to cool a computer. Also the thing with electroplating the magnet to make it fit was a genius solution. So what if it's not as practical or efficient as a computer fan. It's interesting, people enjoyed watching him make it. People enjoyed watching him solve problems. And people like the end product. Not everything in gets its value from pure efficiency. We can admire things for other qualities like novelty and elegance. Honestly sounds like you're just jealous because you will never make anything close to this cool and unique.

    • @GloopGloopGlorp that;s not how inventions work. The prototype usually performs better than the production design and is built by a single set of hands - rarely with some parts outsourced to a single trusted colleague. there is no refinement over decades... there is a couple months planning the looks with the marketing team. As far as the shape of fans goes - that's copied straight out of natural world - observation unless you're piloting a submarine or a fighter jet which have the special fans. There was zero ingenuity and creativity going into this as it is not a new invention. There is nothing new here. This mechanisms have already been perfected (the bellows and the activating switches) and is older than a bladed fan. He went backwards in performance by using a needlessly expensive new way of constructing it to make a pretty art piece for youtube.

    • I'm convinced he is a legit genius.

    • @Олег Пулемётное Туловище a fan uses a negligible amount of power. Also pretty sure when efficiency is mentioned he talks about cooling not electric

    • @Олег Пулемётное Туловище Who cares The thing can breathe!

  • This actually has to be the best looking PC I have ever seen. The idea behind it is brilliant, and it looks absolutely stunning. I could watch the movement all day.

  • The part where he used chemistry to increase the magnet size to fit the tube just blew me away, This is simply pure genius!

    • wizardry

  • Everyone else is buying fans for their computers… he’s buying a computer for his fan 😂

    • The turns have tabled.

    • I don’t get it😐

    • LMAO🤣😂

    • 😂😂😂😂😂damnnn lol

    • Fans are attracted by magnets, The cooler in this is powered by magnets.

  • Would be pretty interesting to see some smoke travel through that system

    • @Business 🅿️ime It's an LTT video, I believe it's called "Better fan = worse"

    • @CDGames where can I see these tests? is it on a youtube channel? review website?

    • I feel like a lot of people misunderstand why he's suggesting the smoke It's to see the path of air, it's not just for an aesthetic touch. It would be in the system for literally a minute (probably less, considering just how much air this moves), so any resulting dust would be easily cleaned. A smoke test is commonly used by a lot of people to see the path that air travels within a case, in fact it ended up showing one of the flaws with the new H510 Flow from NZXT, where we could see all of the air traveling up and over the GPU, preventing it from getting proper cooling

    • the laser and rgb is good but no smoke guys 😂you dont want dust in your pc trust me😅

    • @Arthr0 Disco ball as well please!

  • Everyone saying the size is alright since it's a novel invention. But what about the fact that it's so quiet. Almost completely silent and would be completely silent if he used opposing magnets for the fins. It's not just novelty, his soultion is practical in my opinion. Very impressive prototype! And I think a genuine discovery for a possible cooling solution moving forward if the design is iterated on.

    • A fan that size can spin very slowly while moving more air, making it just as good. Scale this down and I doubt it'd compete with similarly sized fan solutions. It's very cool and a great idea id love to see developed, but sadly it's too bulky to replace the humble fan

    • @all3n1k If you make it smaller, there's less air that gets pushed in/out with every motion, there's no way around that. So the smaller you make it, the faster it has to move. And after a certain speed, there's gonna be noise and vibration. Also, when it's small and/or hidden you'll lose the mechanical art project look, which is a big part of the appeal imho. Like, I'm not saying you can't make it *any* smaller than this. But you're not gonna be able to make it small enough to fit inside a standard tower and be as effective as fans, especially not while keeping benefits such as the near silence. I'm sure someone smarter than me with some physics knowledge could calculate some of these things and prove me wrong or right. But I'm pretty sure he didn't build the thing this large just for fun in this video.

    • @Spoon Of Doom I feel like with fine laser precision parts and tighter tolerances you could get away with using a smaller system, with more efficiency i could see it being smaller being more air tight and all

    • The thing is, if you make it smaller, it also moves significantly less air. I'm not sure how practical this can be without taking up lots of space.

    • its like a heart... pumping air out while keeping mostly everything else in... like for instance blood being pumped out rich in oxygen while the none rich blood loops back through the lungs... LETS MAKE IT SMALLER IT MAY BE EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE WITH WATER COOLER :D...

  • This guy is amazing. Doesn't even say like and subscribe and yet he has 4 million views to round things up. Key tool, enthusiasm. Love what you do, and then people will love what you do.

  • It would be really cool to see this turned into a desk pc! Now that you’ve had success resizing magnets you could make a new size bellow to be desk sized

  • At this point this is less DIY and more "What cool shit can Matt build now?".

    • @Andreas D why are you being so negative and why do you assume that so many of us have no knowledge of engineering, design and DIY maybe you don't but many of us do that's why we are here I am a design engineer just a trainee but I am learning and cool things like this inspire me.

    • @Andreas D That is a completely fair statement, I would argue, that if you had interest in learning, there are so many pros making ILaward videos, explaining step by step how to do things we never thought we would be able to do. A little curiosity, and the generosity of these content creators sharing their knowledge, is such a valuable resource.

    • I’m not complaining lmao

    • oh it's very did it himself just no more beginner's stuff and no longer cheap. DIY is the opposite of mass products and this couldn't be farer away from being a mass product.

    • His projects are something that ordinary people could do but at the same time could not. Like, everything is so basic when constructing the outer part but everything inside would at least require you to have an engineering experience 😂

  • Linus Tech Tips needs to see this! This is really cool and well made!

  • Next step in bio-inspired machinations - a computer that sweats. You could build a water cooling system that receives fresh water from a valve and outputs hot water to another, it could even be a green solution to mitigate the carbon impact of hot baths.

    • @Yago Dórea Sweating to begin with is not "apply water to take heat", it's "evaporate water to take away tons of heat". Try looking up a phase change curve of H2O. I imagine that you would need some kind of dehumidifier to take away the vapor when it is generated.

    • @Yago Dórea hmm, i didn't think of that.

    • @EliMCGamerGuy but you'd just be building up humidity in the room then?

    • man's never heard of the water cycle

    • @Bable631 Makes sense, but I don't think that's very efficient, and where would you take the water vapor generated?

  • It be nice to know temps when not pumping, to truely see the performance diffrence and what it gains from just being in a large open air container. I do see how it would push air through the radiators more efficiently though.

  • I could imagine this being used in a sci-fi setting to circulate air in a space station

    • The same "breathing" principle is already in use irl, in operation theaters

  • That's not DIY, that's professional prototyping and engineering. Very genius idea.

    • @Raghu Manda diy is short for do it yourself, please tell me how this isn't a diy???

    • @brady lmao

    • @Raghu Manda Reading hard

    • @Raghu Manda His channel is literally named "DIY Perks".

  • Awesome content man. I just love how overkill it was-electroplating magnets to get it to fit! Haha. Looking forward to more in the future.

  • Hands down the most innovative and impressive build I've seen.

  • Have you though about doubling the performance by halfling the panels? Making two panels half the size in a top bottom configuration might double the performance, since the resistance is reduced and the output double by adding a second panel on top

  • It's everything I'd want in a PC, wow. It's huge, it's unique, it's quiet, it's powerful! Amazing!

  • This is incredibly creative and I'm really impressed!

    • Me too!

    • @Paulo Static But I'm not the one who watched an 18 minute video just to say it will be a waste of his precious time.

    • @Dragonup But I'm not the one who watched an 18 minute video just to say it will be a waste of his precious time.

    • @Paulo Static Yet here you are whining about it when you could just scroll down and ignore it.

    • @DragonupNobody would waste time about it. Yet here you are whining about it when you could just scroll down and ignore it.

  • I absolutely love this project. One of the best channels on YT for geeks of every flavor. Its so damm extraordinary, and yes the electroplating was cool but the whole bellows system is so damm out of the box genius ---- certainly one of his best projects and that is saying a LOT.

  • This is an amazing project. Very entertaining and interesting. Deciding to add more nickel plating the magnet (instead of just hitting it with a grinder) was fantastic.

  • I love the amount of engineering and chemistry know-how put on display here, very cool!

  • Such a imaginative project. You should repeat this experiment with passive air cooler like Noctua NH-P1. Or perhaps even combining this cooling technology with passive cases that already exist out there (HDplex, Akasa, Streacom,...)

  • This guy is extremely smart. To increase the magnets size by using chemistry is extreme cool - but using a speaker to add a sinewave to shake off the bubbles is so..... I am speechless. 😯 Chapeau

    • @Agni Das Wow, a second account to harass people on youtube. That's pathetic.

    • @Agni Das look, why do you think we watch youtube? Ofc it’s inevitable to “create a cult of personality” or admire around someone that achieves something. Why look down and belittle them when u can just encourage them to do more?

    • @TAP7a lol harmonic techniques of Debussy ... you had a typical public school music program. All that pretentiousness just cause you associated your happiness with your perceived public impression of the DIY Perks guy and when you saw that others are not ready to join the cult of personality you went and just tried to be as negative as you could to try to elevate ego assessment..

    • @Hanz Hanafi You're the salty ones gathering around to bully a person who doesn't wanna create a cult of personality around some dude who is using highschool level science... even if he wasn't doing something simple then a cult of personality is never a good thing regardless.

    • @Ach Mensch ! You must be fun at parties

  • This guy is either: -a: A clumsy genius who is used to fixing his mistakes with wizard level science. -b: A devious genius who creates problems for drama only to then flex on everyone by fixing it with wizard level science.

  • I am a new viewer, and your content really inspires me to start DIY-ing stuff or just start playing around with electronics, though it has been a long time dream I never got into it. The only issue with this is, this is great for places with cooler climates but not hotter ones. He is testing this in the UK, where temps. were

    • Who keeps their house at 10c?

  • The part where he used chemistry to increase the magnet size to fit the tube just blew me away, This is simply pure genius!

  • After watching several of your brilliant videos, I've decided that you sir, are a legitimate genius. An inventor, engineer, scientist, tech wizard and carpenter. Stark tech would hire you in an instant!

  • Imagine if when the system was under load, the breathing rate increased

    • I agree I would have thought there would have been a relay to speed it up when the temp increased

    • @bloodmonk61 stupid to do

    • @Seba Thank you for stating the obvious...?

    • @bloodmonk61 It is the equivalent of a Fan ramping up and making noise

    • “crap my PC is panicking! gotta make it stop hyperventilating.”

  • I know this video is old but I have to say this. Imagine ur in a fight in any game, ur hiding from something and it’s completely silent and all you hear is the awesome sound of ur pc breathing in the background

  • You should definitly push this concept ! This is amazing, I wish to see more "factoryied" breating pcs in future.

  • This is wonderful. Grand execution and just wonderful consept. Great job!

  • This is GENIUS. My god the engineering that went into this is just simply impressive

  • Would love to see some smoke put through to see how the air moves inside.

    • When the pc you gave lungs to starts smoking and gets a new version of lung cancer

    • @Boodysaspie i agree th e air ports for the intake would be better directly next to the bellows chamber, also i think the ports would close quicker

    • @TheWyleECoyote its not blowing from left to right, air is comming in on both sides and exites throu the top.

    • @TheWyleECoyote The thermals are pretty much proof that the airflow is working properly

    • He should use a lot of tnts in minecraft for that haha

  • Yo this could be a massive improvement for server cooling as it pushes air more effectively and quietly.

  • While not practical in size, that really doesn't matter since this looks absolutely stunning. So where as a regular desktop pc might get shoved under the desk, this would be the centerpiece of the room. Really really cool!

  • That's a display piece it's absolutely beautiful I love it. Every aspect of this design is unique and clever af.

  • For the valve noise, you could also slow the air piston at the end of its travel to make the valves close softer.

  • As cool as the PC is, I can't get over how he just made his magnet bigger to make it fit in the tube.

    • me too

    • @Amal jose its actually electroplating, electrolysis would just be splitting molecules with electricity (electric = electric, lysis = splitting molecules), for example splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen gas

    • Fr

    • @MTWODZU but then hed have to wait and there's no guarantee that it would've fit in the tube so hed have to buy multiple magnets which adds to the cost

    • I work for a metal surface plating company and I think this is Anodizing, but it can also be nickelplating idk it may be different

  • incredible! this is so far the best I've seen from you, and the other vids are amazing too!

  • Stunning project! Only just discovered you yesterday, via my son whom I'm homeschooling... So your channel just became part of our "resistant materials" class... (YAY!) (we're starting with the recycling laptops projects... got a few kicking around) Great chemistry hack too! thanks for that little gem! Love the look, (even if somewhat impractical) but I agree with you and many other viewers... that just isn't the point here... this was about cool factor... creativity, and just sheer fun engineering... and you certainly scored 100% on that! Sideways thought/ future project... (From the conversation my Son and I had after this vid) So... if you're going for a mega high airflow? why not install an american style centrally piped wall socket plug in vacuum system, and route the vacuum piping (underfloor or in-wall) to a different room altogether, for near silent operation, at least, in the room the PC is running... they develop HUGE air flow! You could go super extra and even add an air conditioning unit too (or a recycled, adapted fridge/freezer!) creating a thermally insulated "chilled air room" in the basement (or a sound insulated cupboard) and reverse the flow to push cold air through the system... or two up vacs. one to deliver cold, one to pull out the hot... At the beautiful clean, minimalist "desk top PC" (favourite project, btw) you simply have a pair of air intake and out-take pipe sockets, and a very unobtrusive couple of clear hoses... or you might mount them in the wall at desk level making them invisible entirely... (Doubles as a vacuum cleaner!!!) Absolutely LOVE your channel! Right up there with our favourites, Mark Rober, The Hacksmith and the inimitable Colin Furze! We've binge watched 20 back to back, taking notes all the way!!! Cheers Matt

  • amazing, it was just as exciting to see his expression on the project he built with such passion. it's always warming to see videos and people like this free to be creative

  • I actually want one. They seem super futuristic and silent once you perfect the design.

  • This is such a legendary channel, god tier content

    • @Pabz it's hardly going to melt. Maximum power draw at 100% load for that entire system will be 520W and Seasonic PSUs are built like tanks. So granted you never want to run your PSU at its rated maximum, but only benchmarks and synthetics hammer systems at 100% anyway. Every day use of that system would be about 450-480W, so you're outside of the efficiency curve for sure, but hardly going to have a problem running it.

    • @FelinoLOL you hope? That's the worst thing I have heard there's no hope left m8.

    • @Pabz Yea I agree

    • @Seshpenguin You can see the PSU is from Seasonic and in one part you can see on the bottom it says 520 watts and the 12v rail is 516watts. It's the Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU. And i think he knows that PSU wasn't enough he's an educated dude. He obviously just had to get the video done which is why he didn't explain what PSU he was using and why he didn't actually show any of the HWinfo when he was benchmarking it so we couldn't see what the CPU or GPU were boosting too or the benchmarking scores. He very well could have underclocked the components just for the video. He just told us the temps and that's it. I just wish he would have explained that the PSU is not ideal or is temporary instead of acting like it's perfectly fine and benchmarking it giving anyone who saw the PSU like I did the wrong idea.

    • @Pabz I didn't catch it in the video, did he show the wattage of the PSU? DIY Perks is definitely more on the engineering/building stuff side compared to PC tech so he might not have realized it wasn't enough (hopefully he does now). It might've also just been a temporary part to get the video done since there is a global parts shortage and high power PSUs are one of those things that are hard to find right now.

  • I'm curious, do you daily drive this? It definitely would be an awesome "furniture" piece to showoff whenever you have company.

  • That’s dope- so very cool- I would love to build a wavemaker for my reef tank with this idea

  • WOW this is so awesome I would totally love to have this set up. The whole pc itself could be an art statement so the size is honestly not an issue at all

  • That's really cool You should put LEDS and mount it to a wall. I kind of want to build one Congrats on all the engineering that went into it. I would have never thought of using a water hydraulics system and incorporating magnets.

  • Can’t get an acrylic tube to fit, so he forces his magnet to grow using science. Well done sir.

  • Damn. This was both aesthetically pleasing, but also highly educational once you got into making an electrolyte (which I did not know what that was until this video). Thanks for expanding my mind!

  • Brilliant, so many impressive skills and varied knowledge displayed in one video 👏

  • I love how this channel is basically, "DIY stuff that is more complicated, more time consuming and more expensive then just buying one" LMAO.

  • This guy would be able to build a high end PC in a cave with a box of scraps.

  • Honestly, the sheer novelty of it makes the size issue a near non-issue.

    • @The Late Shift add a 3D printer into this build and/or a CNC cutter and I'm sure he could of made higher quality/lighter materials for a case at the cost of a bigger budget.

    • @Kai Dwyer Its MDF though so its crazy heavy.

    • @Bb Bb , absolutely no one in this thread said anything that could be considered hating.

    • I think he built if bc its cool. No for sale or practicality. Maby. But yall hatin on hard

    • Yea, just having it sit up there by your computer desk wouldnt take up much more room and you could easily turn it into some kind of shelf or bookstand by building on top.

  • Everything about this was completely amazing! Keep up the good work!

  • always wondered about plating, would be great to know what voltages you used.

  • I'm impressed like many of us. What is the power consumption compared to the classic method ?

  • I'm convinced you're a genius, this is some seriously innovative stuff

  • Mind-blowing: There's several different science topics integrated into the design, and there's the clean design sense and passion for perfection that wraps up the presentation. Dude, you're so freaking good, and your enthusiasm is real and charming. ILaward productions such as yours present the sort of rich content that elevate your channel to be better than 99.99% of the other channels. My god, so good.

    • i cant begin to think how perfect this guy is, everything he makes is perfection! he doesnt slack or compromise. he uses science for everything, i was blown away by his solution for fitting the magnet, and the speaker part, no shortcuts! amazing hats off!!!

  • Couldnt you ensure a constant airflow and prevent it from dropping when it changes direction by having 2 of them perfectly times to oppose each other, meaning one per set of valves to ensure constant airflow?

  • Would be amazing if you could add a controller that monitors the internal heat and reacts to it speeeding up or slowing down the “air pump”! So that more fresh air moves through the pc chamber!

  • This is basically an air diaphragm pump, pumping air. I am very impressed with your designs, not nescessarily the funcitons of them but the thought out designs that literally makes your prototypes appear to look as if its a manufactured product. I envy your planning and I wish that one day, the machinery I make in my engineering jobs would look as crisp as your designs.

  • You should have done a temperature test of the water cooled system without the bellows. That way you have numbers to compare.

  • Your optimism and calm with finding a solution for the tube after it broke honestly gave me a boost of motivation for my day. I don't know why, but that moment really resonated with me. Thank you lol

    • Notice it's ADR'd in, he may well have been going on a rampage

  • This channel is such a great find.. I realy appreciate the way problems are solved.. Brilliant !

  • Can you reuse the air and keep it dust free? That would be next level.

  • I had an idea similar to this to make it for a hypothetical robot. Imagine cooling a robot the same way humans breath

  • I've watched a lot of videos since I found you a few days ago, but this one.. THIS ONE has my jaw dropped how you solved the magnet problem. Kudos.

  • This guy makes me feel like a single cell organism.........

    • Seriously. I thought I was just a little smart until I watched this video. :D

    • @Drafty Satyr didn't take me more than 2 or 3 minutes. And it didn't even take me any effort, because he set himself up to look like he has serious issues.

    • @JL 10 How much time and effort did you expend so that you could mount and ad hominem attack on a total stranger on the interwebs?

    • "Little misfire in the Mad Science Lab. No need to panic... Unless you're a single-cell organism." ~Sky High

  • This channel never ceases to amaze me with these builds.

  • Im seeing the future new standard in CPU's cooling! This is amazing!!!

  • there is sooooo much potential with this! you could make some super cool alien/sci fi vents to make it look even more organic. cant wait for a new version of this. great video!

  • The problem solving capacity of this guy is amazing, he must be a genius or something

  • Using electrochemistry as a solution for this build is such a big brain move

    • @Vixen Sashi u can still be impressed, just not surprised

    • As a solution, ayyyyy

    • reminded me of the breaking bad scene with the improvised batteries.

    • im not even impressed, he's proven himself as a great engineer.

    • I'd have come up with trying rolling some electrical tape around it 👌😂

  • Each and every inventions and experiments done by this guy is just awesome. And his finishings are absolutely stunning. His accent and voice is on another level. Love it 😍😍

  • Imagine 3 of these in sync so that it’s a constant air flow (off set by 2/3pi) or 2 of them (offset by 1/2 pi)

  • Mr. Wonderful from shark tank said he loves hiring and working with engineers, not even strictly to have them building something but he says they tend to be all around great in business in almost any position. Seeing you come up with a solution for the magnet not fitting instantly reminded of what he said and why, the problem solving engineers have and your ability to come up with creative outta the box solution is insane.