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  1. Hey Jeff, Here is what I ordered. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED-Strip-5050-30LED-m-5m-150LEDs-12V-flexible-light-Warm-White-White-Red-Blue-Green/32327518420.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.Yi7MRC (Choose the Changeable IP65) https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LED-transformer-5V-12V-24V-Switch-LED-Power-Supply-2A-3A-4A-5A-6A-10A-12A/32723534214.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.Yi7MRC 12V 30A 360W is what I choose. (Read on the forums that it is important to match power supply to lights... 12v to 12v and 5v to 5v... and is very important!) Plus I ordered: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RGB-Amplifier-Controller-12A-For-3528-5050-RGB-LED-Strip-Light-DC12-24V/32259913274.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.Yi7MRC I didn't need them, but for $2 I figured what odds. I may yet. My total cost was $197 PLUS I ordered the cards at LOR. I used the kids Crayon holder as a case... and put a $1 board in between the power unit and my card. As for the FLOODS I ordered them from LOR too because I was a bit too confused... and glad I did as I now know a bit better. Next set of FLOODS I will order from Ali I think... I plan on running 16 RBG lights from 1 24 Channel board by doubling up. IN theory the math works... (yes pairing them up means 2 will act the same but I am good with that). As for the CAT 5. IT IS SUPER EASY.... I am a network guy... but as god as my witness I can show you how to do it in under 5 min via email or texts. SUPER EASY. You will need a CRIMPER something like this. https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Maintenance-Professional-Connector-Troubleshooting/dp/B075ZT8LBQ/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1510233455&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=crimper+rj45&psc=1 You can also order ends on Amazon... cheaply https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017YQZMNC/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1 You can get the covers too for $7... but my theory is why? I tape the ends anyway... https://www.amazon.com/BATIGE-Keystone-Coupler-Connector-Adapter/dp/B0716WND99/ref=sr_1_cc_8?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1510233727&sr=1-8-catcorr&keywords=cat+5+female It may seem not worth it this way... but honestly... I couldn't imagine doing it more cost effective long term. And FYI. ALIExpress had it to me in 7 days... and so did LOR for the cards. It could take you a weekend to prep... so it is doable. For me it took me longer to figure it out. Make sense?
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