The C9's aren't cheap or is the Boscoyo strip. The good thing about them is you can get away with a little farther spacing so the cost difference is as drastic as it may appear.Such big decisions. Would you mind linking me to your lights and also the clips that you use?
I can send you some strip, nodes and some C9's so you can test out before pulling the trigger if it helps. I remember how overwhelming it is starting out. Get the Falcon ordered and a power supply so you can test them though! The one thing you will need is a pixel controller. Doesn't get better than the Falcon