Build of the week: a bright red Battlefield 1 tank

Who needs camouflage when your vehicle of destruction looks this cool?

Every Monday, Build of the week highlights a unique rig from the web’s most dedicated PC building communities. 

Tanks are built to withstand infantry fire and navigate wobbly terrain, so it stands to reason that a PC case mod built in the image of a tank would be just as seaworthy. We won't know for a while, since no one involved in building the AMD Battlefield 1 Tank at Mnpctech will answer my requests asking whether or not I can try throwing their creation into a big puddle and bash it with rocks. I suppose it was just on The Game Awards, so it’s probably just making the rounds. Call me.

In the meantime, we can at least take a look at how it was put together. The build comes from Bill Owen at Mnpctech, and it’s a mishmash of ideas. Most apparently, it’s a recreation of a tank from Battlefield 1, which just means it’s a model of a tank from WWI. Except this tank is painted in a bright red inspired by Warhammer 40K vehicle design. It’s a finely crafted build, detailed down to individual bolt divots and the small gun turret boxes jutting out of each side. 

For more pictures of the AMD Battlefield 1 Tank mod and a peek at Bill’s other projects, check out the Mnpctech website

AMD Battlefield 1 Tank components: 

GPU: Sapphire Nitro + Radeon RX 480 (x2)
CPU: AMD FX-8370 Black Edition
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming
RAM: Corsair Vengance Pro 16GB DDR3 Black
SSD: Corsair Neutron XTi Series 480GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5”
PSU: Corsair CX750M

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

At only 11 years old, James took apart his parents’ computer and couldn’t figure out how to put it back together again. As an Associate Editor, he’s embarked on a dangerous quest to solve Video Games. Wish him luck.
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