Question Bill of Materials for a basic portable Wii

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Hi there! I'm new to console modding, although I'm currently getting a degree in Computer and Electrical engineering so I have some knowledge in electronics. I wanted to start to make my own portable Wii inside of a Wii U Gamepad, but I'm not entirely sure where to start. I have a list of materials that I think is complete, but likely is not haha. I'm also confused on where to purchase a few of the parts-

These are all the materials I have and that I understand:
- Cut down Wii board
- Wii U Gamepad Shell
- GC+ 2 (for controller support)
- Wii U Gamepad button circuitboards
- PMS-PD 2 (For data transfer and charging)

These are the materials I know I'll need, but I'm not sure which ones to get (or where to get them)
- Batteries (I've read Lithium Cells are the best to go with for a first portable)
- Power regulator (I've head the RVL-PMS is great, but it's out of stock)
- Audio control (the U-AMP 2 is currently sold out on 4LayerTech)
- Fan and Heat Sink

Should I wait to start my portable until some of those items are back in stock? Or are there other ways that I can purchase them and/or replace them? Also if I'm missing anything big, please let me know so I can add it to my purchase list :D

Thanks!
 
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The PD 2 is needs to go with the PMS 2 or the PMS Lite in order to function I believe, however someone correct me if im wrong. Also have you thought of what you're going to do for a display?
 
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Oh, right! I completely forgot to mention the display- I'm planning on getting a 6.2" screen to replace the one in the Wii U Gamepad, plus a VGA driver board to go with it

That's unfortunate about the PD2 needing the PMS... kinda sucks that they're sold out then lol
 
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I'm this close to buying the individual parts and a custom PCB to solder my own PMS, but that seems like it might be way more effort than I think it is lol
 
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They're out of stock because of the chip shortage, so I doubt it would be any easier to find the chips yourself, not to mention the hassle of assembling the board. I'd just wait if I was you man.
 
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