Also working on a Ikari warriors panel, but after several beers Dan decided to make me a left handed Ikari panel :-x so that will be on hold for a bit haha
you can netboot just fine without a SUN psu, it all depends on the milage on your blast's PSU
The problem with doing that is that is puts extra wear and tear on the Blast psu. Sun psu are a little easier to get (as well as being cheaper to get shipped) than a Blast psu.
Though I was guilty of running a netboot on my Blast psu for a while when I had a dozen Blast cabs.
The issue with this is that some (most) PC PSUs don't have an adjustable 5v rail. The highest wattage psu may be able to run your Naomi no problem, but with a netdimm, they may struggle. I should know, I've tried that as well. He SUN PSU is still king.
where'd you end up getting em?
only places i could find that actually had em were asking $100 per speaker.......
Received the ArcadeVGA 5000 and PSU fan replacement this week
Finally I could plug the Hyperspinned' PC to the Blast, and thanks to the 001 loom get stereo audio from it too!
I am truly happy now with the Blast, image is really good (Windows boots at 640x480 and mame gets the original games' resolutions), sounds amazing on stereo games, control wise really comfortable... I am in love again
Plugged the VGA through JPAC, and set only 31khz jumper on it, while doing the same on the Blast.
Played last night with friends for a couple of hours, it was so much fun, and got a Final Fight original marquee for free