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  1. Since this will be my first Christmas moving into the RGB world, I'm trying to figure out how to best setup my cases with power supplies. I currently have 4 CG-1500 cases and one LOR new style case (which isn't as big as the CG-1500 cases). I've got mostly 360W power supplies and will be using either PixCon16 controllers or E1.31 Bridge units which both take two DC inputs into them. I will also be using pixel extenders with the bridge units. I do live in Nebraska so it does get pretty cold in the December so I'm not sure if I really need to worry about heat inside of the cases. So my question is, I know with the mounting plates, I could mount a maximum of 2 power supplies (one on lid and one in body) along with one controller within a case or possibly 3 power supplies (1 on lid and 2 in case) within the CG-1500 cases. Does anyone have any pros/cons of setting them up like this? Or should I really limit the number of power supplies I put into a single case (with or without a controller in it)? Just trying to work out my configurations along with where I'm going to need to position the controllers to determine if I'm going to need additional cases. If it helps, my current layout design is to have 19 separate universes. 4 actual controllers. Each controller will use at least 2 universes on each power input. I've already been expecting to also use power injection within each universe so I will be setting up the cases to provide me this capability also. I appreciate any advice I can get on this.
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