Quoted from OLDPINGUY:
Working on new material for the site, to help all, with this type of question.
You have an easy answer...just all frosted white
An intermediate answer, 100 whites per game and approx 50 color to match inserts and spots you desire.
What you decide first is brightness.
Low, I dont recommend here, Single LEDs, around $40-$50 per game
2 LED, brighter, like original AC/DC, around $69 a game
5050 1 SMD, the standard in all kits Frosted to be safe, around $99 per game
Twin 2835 Frosted, newest and brighter by 20%, (TWD, ST) same, about $99 for a game.
Same cost with 2SMD Faceted, Fluted, 4 SMD, etc...all the same.
Adding a few Op-Max for the back, strips, Spot choices, and some flashers, would add around $20-$30 per game, but not all games need this...personal choice, but adding some Op-Max to have and test, 6-8 pieces, I always recommend.
You chose your white color, and everyone is use to white, and warm white.
No issues there, but I love the "SUNLIGHT" we created, and this fits everywhere and every game...not too white....not too warm.
All at the same price, (and less with the sale).
Free shipping over $99, and some surprises in the sale on Friday.
Buy what you need, or can get too, noticing the biggest savings first.
Too hard to do all at once, and I am a fan as others of trying new things....
Hope this helps.
Thanks for liking what I am doing....I love to save money too!!!
(People know I am a frugal bastard!)
This is pretty close to how I handle this. 100 whites, then I do about 30 blue, 30 Red, 20 Green all frosted.
Then I get the about 20 blue and red at the highest output for the back of the machine where it' not directly in view of you eyes. Lots of mixing matching and experimenting. Plan on it taking about 2 orders to get everything, unless you want to have lots of spares.
Good luck and have fun!