:neutral2: Dude ...
I hate putting people down, but you obviously have no electronics experience.
Portables are a real challenge, and are not for people trying to learn how to solder.
I have a solid background in electrical engineering, and I still struggled through my portable.
Do yourself a favor, learn how to crawl before you attempt to run. Otherwise, this project will simply end up in frustration and wasted money.
This so much. I see people who join, thinking they can build a portable, and then their first question is, "How do I solder?"
It's the number one thing you need to know when building a portable. It isn't possible without knowing how. It took me weeks to get the basics of soldering down, and I'm relatively good at it, but I've been soldering for 5 years, so it takes patients, which a lot of people seem to lack.
Oh and Sony, I think I'm in love with this quote. Learn how to crawl before you attempt to run.