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Where people call home depends on varied factors, from poverty level to personal philosophy to vanity to community pressure. Ecocapsule appears to be the result of special factors, a team of architects applying their skills and imaginations to make investors and consumers re-think what can be a home

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Pretty cool, I wonder if you could fit a gaming system in there and have enough power to run it. Talk about off the grid escape. Just hook up some satellite and boom mobile gaming house.

Yeah looks like there is enough room.
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With 750W of power at maximum and an integrated battery system, you'd have to be gaming on a very low-power rig.

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I suspect you could run a high end intel chip and a decent gpu on that much power and still have some headroom to spare.
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I suspect you could run a high end intel chip and a decent gpu on that much power and still have some headroom to spare.

 

I don't know how wind power works with batteries as a backup for days with no wind, but I get the impression that 750W is the maximum when the turbine is spinning at full speed. I dunno, that thing doesn't look like a gamer's paradise to me. lol :) If it were on the grid with unlimited and reliable power, ok then sure. I'd love to have my entire house right inside my room like that. hehe Well, maybe for a while.

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Kitchen directly next to the toilet... Guess being sanitary wasn't high on their to do list.
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Kitchen directly next to the toilet... Guess being sanitary wasn't high on their to do list.

 

That's where the plumbing is though. Besides, there's a wall and a door for the bathroom.

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With 750W of power at maximum and an integrated battery system, you'd have to be gaming on a very low-power rig.

You got that right, even if it could provide more power I can't even imagine how hot it would get in there with my 280X crossfire rig. Looks like a counter-top oven and would probably get just as hot inside.
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You got that right, even if it could provide more power I can't even imagine how hot it would get in there with my 280X crossfire rig. Looks like a counter-top oven and would probably get just as hot inside.

 

Oh hey yeah, the only ventilation seems to be had by opening the door and windows.

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