First of all I'd like to thank everyone for providing so much information. I've learned a TON and absolutely can't wait to get my 2012 project started Last year I dove into RGB with 16 Stella-green strings, a E16-ii for control and Madrix Professional or a 15' mega-tree. That was topped with a 3d star with 300 Red, 300 Green and 300 White LEDs. The people in my neighborhood were absolutely captivated and I plan something even better this year. Although I'd like to be as budget friendly as possible so I can really grow my show this year. I want to use E1.31 for every if possible since I've already made the investment. I have approx. 200' of eve that I'd like to wrap with LED strips. Ideally I'd like to do smooth fades and chases, etc. I figure that's about 12 - 5 meter strips. Would these http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209843764-329544925/5m-one-roll-5050-SMD-30LEDs-m-led-strip-waterproof-by-silicon-tubing-and-coating-RGB.html do the trick?? I was thinking of using a single ecg-p12r (http://www.j1sys.com/ecg-p12r/) to drive the strings. If I centrally placed the controller and power supply (http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209855560-289599951/350W-Dual-Output-Switching-Power-Supply-88-264VAC-input-12V-350W-output-CE-and-ROHS-approved.html) could it drive all 12 strings or would I need to break them up into multiple controllers and power? If so I might consider the PIXAD8. I'm not electrically inclined so whatever solution should be fairly easy to understand. I know computers, networking and software so I don't have a problem there. Lastly I'm thinking of revamping my mini-trees this year and going all RGB. I'd like to use 2 - ecg-p12r each would drive 12 mini-trees, containing 100 WS201's. Since I know you need to inject power ever 50 pixels would I simply wire 2 - 50 pixel strings together in series then inject power mid-way or do you think that's required? I was thinking of matching each of the mini-tree controllers (ecg-p12r) with one of these http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209855560-289599937/350W-Dual-Output-Switching-Power-Supply-88-264VAC-input-5V-350W-output-CE-and-ROHS-approved.html. Any help of advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!!!! For those interested you can see some videos of my mega-tree and a 8 string stella video wall at www.youtube.com/billinsofl.