Wind powered desktop PC, is it remotely possible? Answered
So I was thinking up an idea this afternoon about how I could be more of a PC enthusiast, I came up with this idea:
What if I could power a desktop grade PC on just the power supplied by a wind turbine (preferably that I had made myself), and batteries? My plan was to set up a (either or) BOINC Computer specifically for research, or something like a DNS/VPN server or failing that something like a NAS.
Anyway, heres what I have been able to find so far in terms of wind turbines and power...
It seems way over my head, especially the second link to the other question.
Computer Specs that I had in mind:
Intel i5 K series chip of sorts
8-16 GB of (presumably DDR3 memory)
A motherboard, again, not sure exactly what but this can be chosen nearer the time, if it helps, something with around 2-4 PCI-e lanes for numerous GPUs. (This is NOT meant to be a gaming rig).
A couple of GTX 760's I was having in mind, something older will do too. (This would be using the CUDA technology for accelerated processing)
A Power supply that would fit the bill... 1000 watts? May be needed depending on the number of GPUs I have.
I am so ignorantly unaware of how this would work.
Other things that I would need:
- A wind turbine that was able to charge batteries during the day (for example)
- Some sort of converter (I think) to change whatever AC power there may be into DC.
I think that is what I need,
Thanks in advance!