Hey everyone, what’s a really solid setup for a 5x5 that is worth paying for?
I’ve been looking through this -
I know names like Gavita are expensive, but seem really efficient and powerful. Then there’s Blackdog, for example, that seem like a ripoff to me. Seems like HLG is recommended everywhere, but 3 of those 260xl boards is similar in cost to a 1700e. I see Mars recommended sometimes, and their new FC 6500 doesn’t look half bad…
Looked through videos on building my own. Get the heat sinks and cobs or lm301h strips - calculate and match with a Meanwell driver. I think…? I had a tough time sourcing everything and actually figuring it out so I’ll just stick to an assembled fixture or diy kit for now, though that did seem cool to me.
I don’t know which direction to go, and I’m interested in hearing people’s experiences or ideas.