I have been mulling over a new project that I want to do for my 4A and PEB and would like some advice from anyone who may have done this in the past.
I want to move all my PEB components along with my TI-99/4A mainboard, F18A and USB keyboard to a newer style PC case with PC Power supply. This way it's easy to move and everything is in one unit and all I need to do is hook up the monitor, keyboard, sound and power cables. It would also clear off some of my desk space by moving the 99/4A inside the unit.
It will power on both the PEB and TI-99/4A and have everything in this new case.
It will house:
- 99/4A mainboard with F18 and USB keyboard interface
- PEB cards
- Cartridge Port will be mounted for easy access
- Connectors on back for:
- Keyboard USB
I want to verify that the 4A will be able to use a standard PC ATX Power supply with the right lines connected of course. I believe it will but would like some clarification.
I also would like to know if anyone knows the wattage of power supply I would need to make sure I can run a fully populated PEB, 99/4A, 4 Floppy Drives and up to 5 SCSI drives with a little extra left over for future use if needed.
Also, I want to be able to press one power switch and turn it all on, of course I know there is going to have to be a couple of seconds delay before powering up the 99/4A main board. I think that can be achieved by a relay of some sort, but I need direction on this one as I am sure I will need to build a circuit for it.
Thoughts or Advice from anyone ?