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BATTLEFIELD 1 Mark 5 TANK PC

by Mnpctech

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167 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 6, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.208 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8 GHz

Description

I was assigned with the mission of creating two gaming PCs that resembled the British Mark 5 Tank from WWI. The 1st tank was for AMD, which explains the Radeon Red paint job. The 2nd Tank which I'll be starting shortly will be going to DICE's headquarters in Sweden. The paint for the 2nd has been finalized yet. I'm hoping I can paint it a more era appropriate color, like "Desert Khaki." This project was the biggest challenge I've faced in my 14 years of creating custom PCs. Not so much the design, but the time I was given to build everything. I was given 3.5 weeks to have it in LA for it's reveal on the 2016 Games Awards show. It was designed with just over a 1,000 individually laser cut pieces. The construction consists of .25" thick 100% cast acrylic and machined aluminum parts. During it's assembly (clocked 52 hours) I had to skip a lot of the intricate details we planned to buy myself time. Luckily I have a very understanding spouse as "Mr Tank" and I spent a lot of intimate hours on my workbench together. There is no deadline (yet) for the 2nd Tank going to DICE, so I can relax a little hopefully. What's really cool about this project, is that the design and layout we created worked out better than we anticipated for an ATX system. You would imagine installing and removing the hardware would be a PITA, but it's not, especially for my big bands. You would also imagine that the cooling would be compromised by the enclosed design, but the tracks are perforated for airflow, power supply has it's own venting and the cpu cooler is mounted in the roof. I'm already brainstorming how we can use the "core chassis design" to emulate other cool vehicles like the APC Vehicle from ALIENS or the FALCON XB from Mad Max.... Hmmm. You can see build stages here, https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

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Renki_Wolf 1 Build 118 points 28 months ago

But can it run over Crysis?

FACUNDO 13 Builds 24 points 28 months ago

Best comment in PCPP award was won by:

Renki_Wolf

WirelessCables 1 Build 4 points 28 months ago

Yep

LonghornAlamo2040 13 points 28 months ago

XDDD not just run Crysis, but run over Crysis!

WirelessCables 1 Build 16 points 28 months ago
* Runs over monitor *

My.... Steam Library...

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 28 months ago

trolololololol

Iceman320 1 Build 8 points 28 months ago

YES

even gets around 50fps at 1440p

cilvre 6 Builds 13 points 28 months ago

should definitely be featured!

jedi5200 2 points 28 months ago

oh, yeah

LonghornAlamo2040 12 points 28 months ago

Why isn't this featured!?

jedi5200 3 points 28 months ago

seriously

Razorwing02 1 Build 6 points 28 months ago

AMD Marketing: VR is not just for the 1%!

AMD Consulting: Actually, this cost a cool $6500...without the headset...

Trav_X 5 points 28 months ago

This is an awesome custom job :D it's so detailed and the design is amazing! It'd be awesome if you can really adapt the inner chassis design to be used in other vehicular PC mods!

+1

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 3 points 28 months ago

Indeed, especially in anticipation of the new Alien movie release this summer.

lmhicks101 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

If you make an Engineers spacecraft PC, you my friend shall be known henceforth as the Engineer!!! God of the PC universe

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

sounds good, thank you! Posted build stages and details of my TANK PC here, https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

Varan56 4 points 28 months ago

Featured for sure. +1

charloo12 3 points 28 months ago

easiest +1 of my life

Awesome job! one ticket to featured please!

Khaosix 22 Builds 3 points 28 months ago

MNPCTech on PCP!?!?

I've been following your builds for almost 15 years.. Absolutely inspiring work Bill; as always.

+1 from a big long time fan.

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Thank you, and sweet car.... I watched one smoke a corvette Z06 recently on the highway, love the skyline!

catten 3 points 28 months ago

HERE BEFORE FEATURE

BaconUnicorn 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

This is Fantastic! dont sweat about other one, you'll nail it!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks, it's nice to build without a deadline!

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Please, if possible, could you do a custom loop in your second tank?

CynicalCyborg 3 points 28 months ago

I'm sure it would be challenging but boy would it be a sight to see

Meithen 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I logged in to my account while on campus just to like this.

Absolutely fantastic!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago
PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

This build runs over all the other builds if you know what i mean ;)

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

haha, indeed, Thank you for the post and support! I've documented the build stages here, https://mnpctech.com/rogue-one-k-2so-toy-600c-corsair-gaming-pc.html

FACUNDO 13 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

This is probably already featured, right?

(didn't see the main page)

tomtomj2 9 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

The Lamborghini build made the feature.

However the OP of the Lamborghini build linked this tank build in his build description so props to him! :D

jedi5200 1 point 28 months ago

not yet...

fortking 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

If only you could remote control it and move it around on your desk..

Sockens 2 points 28 months ago

I guess you could say that it could "tank" anything that you threw at it.

Anyone? Anyone?

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 28 months ago

Huehuehuehue u so phunny!

hahahahahohohohhehehehehehuehuehue

(puts a bag over your head)

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Oh my. This must be featured. Kick *** pc build.

Thumbs up.

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago
Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yeah I checked it. Amazing, man.

rhali8 2 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

:O

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

nice suby!

GabrielCabria 2 points 28 months ago

Im also a huge fan of War Thunder so I love to play tanks in that game and I live PC's so this just blew me away!

Chew1998 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

This is a great mod, I am not worthy even commenting on this.

sporedude 3 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

I love it

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

Stunning. I know I know "necropost". I was perusing the builds again and this one is my favorite.

SherwoodForest 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

My goodness this is a well done and sick build. Your knack for the minor details is what makes this for me. Keep us posted on the other tank as well! Will you be Theming the interior parts to the outside as well with the second build?

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

same interior design, same hardware for the 2nd tank, but different paint theme, hopefully! and Thank you!

tomtomj2 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Amazing, well done! I don't play Battlefield, but I play WoT, so I have to say this would be my dream right here.

+1

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Sweet, Thank you and I love tanks too!....

tomtomj2 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

If you don't mind me asking, how much does it cost to have the case custom made like that? Just curious....

Its not like I might want to buy a custom case that looks like my favorite thing... :P

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

$850 for parts, 52 hours of assembly time @ $80 per hour, so $5010 + cost of paint job, you can see build stages here, https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

tomtomj2 9 Builds 3 points 28 months ago

Wow, that's crazy! The hard work put into it justifies the price though, and that's totally understandable.

Still a great Job man, I'm sure AMD and DICE will appreciate the hard work put into this and soon to be second one too. :)

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

as long as it's a fricking T110e4

tomtomj2 9 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Nah, Id want mine to look like the Maus.

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Lol.. Pun?

tomtomj2 9 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Well you could look at it that way, but the Maus was actually a super heavy tank developed by the Germans during WWII.

Info here.

Oskar_ 1 point 28 months ago

I love the maus. Nothing can hide from the maus but it is super stealthy. And with high speeds how could you possibly get flanked.....( flash back to war thunder when I was contemplating life)

fortking 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I play WoT :P I know my tanks

CynicalCyborg 1 point 28 months ago

I love the build but do you mind me asking how you turn it on?

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

it has Bulgin anti vandal, momentary push button power switch on the back, that with LED that shows the HD activity, you can see more details of the build here, https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

CynicalCyborg 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you, This build is absolutely spectacular!

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

InB4 This gets featured. +1. Another +1 for using amd!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

AMD are good people, and really value our hardware community, and doing this project really shows it!

APEBuilt 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Amazing build again Bill and MNPCtech team!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you!

Shadowriser609 1 point 28 months ago

bro where did you find this case? I WANT ONE!!!!! +1

80-wattHamster 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

Description, bro. Read them.

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Ohmyjive 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

This is amazing! If only i had more +1s

TioJorge 6 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

This is incredible! Gorgeous, nice and neat. Probably the most innovative build I've seen.

chubble123123 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Love the game, love the build. Not that it matters, since you will almost definately get featured but +1

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I havent had time to play BF1 yet, but I've got downloaded to play during holiday break! Thanks for the comment!

SirMints 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Stunning and Gorgeous. Another great build from you guys. Constantly raising the bar again and again! +1

BABatron22 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Isn't there a giveaway on this pc? I saw something on either Jayztwocents or Linustechtips i think

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Really looking forward to seeing the second one to understand the "intricate details" you planned to put on this one, or are you going to make the second one differently?

But regardless this is amazing!!! :D +1

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

You'll see more exterior detailing, more individual armored plates and rivet heads and shrouded panels, just like the real tank. You can see build details here, https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Read through that just after posting my comment, far out that's really awesome.

Is this the most interesting case you have made? do you have an all time favorite build you have done?

liammc 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

nice case. i don't like battlefield 1 because its a war game.

Shadowriser609 1 point 28 months ago

how much can i buy one of these cases for?

Iceman320 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

There is a competition to win one.... So its free if you are really lucky :)

AnyOtherWay 1 point 28 months ago

This is the second time I've seen a build of this sort of thing, the first being a minigun one, and both were red. This is absolutely amazing. I would of gone with the MSI Gaming 480, but perhaps that would of been to red... Regardless it's stunning.

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

MSI is welcome to contact me about getting involved with my projects. Thanks for the comment and support!

jedi5200 1 point 28 months ago

which one is the minigun one? link?

AnyOtherWay 1 point 28 months ago

It's right here.

Was a harder find then I expected, thought just searching "minigun" in the completed builds would work, so I was doing stuff related like that for a minute or two, then I just googled "minigun build pcpartpicker" and it was first result.

jedi5200 2 points 28 months ago

that is awesome! thanks

Enrico411 1 point 28 months ago

Amazing craftsmanship!!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you Enrico, I've documented the build stages here, https://mnpctech.com/rogue-one-k-2so-toy-600c-corsair-gaming-pc.html

ShutYourTrap 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Going to be featured I like trains cough cough excuse me, tanks.

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Trains are cool too, Especially the Santa Fe Super Chief... hmm future project build?

ShutYourTrap 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

You read my mind XD (in all seriousness I might do that)

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Wow! Just Wow! Your are an artist.

ThatOneBudgetGuy 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

how big is this thing? it has to be massive.

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

32" long x 20" wide x 9" tall, I've posted all of the build details here, https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 28 months ago

Looks amazing. +1 for the vehicle oriented case. The Mad Max Falcon XB would be my favourite. :)

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Original idea but it has no evacuation for the air

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Yes, it does as I stated.

iron_overcast 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I LOVE IT!!!! +1 but it would have ben awsome if the paint job would have been more like that one of the black bess in war stories :)

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Nice suggestion!

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

I think you deserve a spot in my favorite builds list... =-)

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you very much! :-)

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Sure!

SilentBlayd 1 point 28 months ago

WOW

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you for the comment!

Haackas 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Absolutely love it. Would love more uncommon cases like this one. Awesome job, wish/hope i get my skill to that level some day :)

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you, just keep following your passion!

paskowitz 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Bill, this build is a little too awesome for me.

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

haha, Thank you for kind words paskowitz!

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 28 months ago

So, that car ITX custom build gets featured but not this?!

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

I am afraid this is too nice.

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 28 months ago

But...but...but...

IT'S A FREAKING RED TANK!!

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

It literally blows away all other competition.

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 28 months ago

I used to be a comedian like you, until I took a tank shell to my funny bone.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Nice!

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 28 months ago

+1

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you Boom_Boy

GabrielCabria 1 point 28 months ago

That is probably the most original and most creative PC build I have ever seen! I really love the color theme and the paint job looks stunning! That is a beautiful build packing some serious power!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago
GabrielCabria 1 point 28 months ago

No need to thank me! I'm still loving your build and this PC blew me away! I watch videos on YouTube about crazy builds and stuff but they're all the same. This build is really originial and I love the tank case since I play War Thunder a lot! I'll make sure to check out the build details!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago
Reptilan 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Oh this is that PC I keep seeing in YouTube ads. It's nice

CROW9 1 point 28 months ago

gimme something for scale bruh

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

32" long x 20" wide x 9" tall, I've posted all of the build details here, https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

Petrdolezal 1 point 28 months ago

INSANE

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you for your comment!

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 28 months ago

BRO! BRO BRO BRO BRO BRO!!

IS THIS YOUR TANK??? http://thegameawards.com/amd-radeon-mark-v-giveaway/

edit: I just realized, after reading the description..............man I feel slow xD

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

thats the 1st one, Do you think Desert Khaki is good color for the 2nd Tank? https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 28 months ago

Hell yes dude! Looks kickass!

aljw515 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

+1 for that beast!

twistanesh 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

This is awesome

jedi5200 1 point 28 months ago

where's the sunglasses prophet when u need him?

MildlyUpsetSeal 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

But can it run Battlefield 1?

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago
Ragingtyphoon00 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

Simply beautiful, Desert Khaki would also look ultra sexy.

CrazyChief24 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

but can it run over lord gaben?

KingWalrus.8th 1 point 28 months ago

I... I don't even know anymore...

S0nny_WarBucks58 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Can you tell me some temps on the cpu?

SirSenecal 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

That's unreal!

Sc00bie 1 point 26 months ago

That is a work of Art! Amazing Well Done!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you! I've started 2nd tank build, but AMD already made agreement with DICE about using the same hardware, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpBB4T152UE

Sc00bie 1 point 24 months ago

That's awesome. How's the new build going? Any videos? and doe's it involve Ryzen?

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Hey Gang, I made video that shares more details on the 1st WW1 mk5 Tank Gaming PC build https://youtu.be/HpBB4T152UE

Puhlse 1 point 24 months ago

This is so unique and creative, good work!

Luckiestluck 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

wherever you got the case from ask the manufacturer to mass produce it i would love to have it

lolololololololololol 1 point 22 months ago

I need this case for my pc. +1 awesome build

Creator_Shadow 1 point 19 months ago

Hat so freaking cool better than your tradinal next p400 eclipse 0_0

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

This build can literaly "run over" any game!

Congrats!

Ronnie69669 1 point 18 months ago

Which should I get, the AMD FX-8370 or the Ryzen 5 1500x? Please help.

hornswoggle 1 point 14 months ago

Sooo when do i get one in the mail? :P (coolest AMD build i have ever seen great job my guy)

hornswoggle 1 point 14 months ago

if i might add if i ever have the money to build something like this I'm emailing you for help Mnpctech.

SilentTalon 1 point 13 months ago

This is the coolest thing ever!

consoleGaming 1 point 11 months ago

Whats the average fps you can get when playing r6 on 1080p or 1440p?

eesti 1 point 5 months ago

Now can we get an M4 Sherman build with Ryzen and Vega for Battlefield V (Though an RTX 2080ti would be better because RTX)

TheInsecureTurtle 1 point 13 days ago

Hey MNPCTech, I was wondering if I could get a hold of the lasercutting files for the tank, as I am looking to replicate this build for my own use. I have a laser cutter and power tools, and I'm looking to do a pc mod. Thanks!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 13 days ago

No, my designs are not for sale.

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Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 11 points 28 months ago

Thank you! and ZEN is just around the corner, hopefully it lives up to it's hype, AMD really needs to get back into the game!

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 2 points 26 months ago

We all hope for that. Also can you tell me why I am just seeing this build now! This looks so darn good. Anyone who wants to start an argument about your cpu will just be shot down if you say "it is a tank pc end of argurment" Great job hope you update the build when Vega and Ryzen are released.

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Thank you! I'd love to promote RYZEN in 2nd tank build, but AMD already made agreement with DICE about using the same hardware, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpBB4T152UE

Iceman320 1 Build 3 points 28 months ago

No idea who downvoted your comment but i bumped you back up, fully agree though

Who cares about an outdated CPU architecture when your PC case has tank tracks and guns?

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Iceman320 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

No worries man, just keeping the balance.

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tomtomj2 9 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Only if the tank is equipped with a mountable Mine Flail to find land mines. ;P

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Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

me too, Thank you!

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Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you idriss!

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Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you for the very kind words!

Mnpctech submitter MNPCTECH 5 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thank you, We're keepin busy Crusty! Do you think Desert Khaki is good color for the 2nd Tank? https://mnpctech.com/amd-radeon-bf1-battlefield-1-scale-model-mark-v-extreme-gaming-pc-ww1-tank-case-mod.html

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