Cash game - 8 players $40 max buy-in cash game where we play dealer choice games. Instead of 25¢ ante we have the dealer put in 1 dollar, the min-bet is 25¢. My current starting stacks are (16 - 25¢), (16 - $1), and (4 - $5). These starting stacks have been working well for us. I think our game plays pretty small compared to others, it really is just social hour while we wait for everybody to show up. We normally have 2-3 rebuys total each night. It is a game among co-workers and friends that has been going on for 10+ years.

Here is my question, I am getting a 300 chip set from the design contest here and I am trying to work out the correct breakdown. If I keep my current starting stacks

8 players would need (128 - 25¢), (128 - $1), (32 - $5) for a total of 288 chips, I could then add (12 - $20) chips to round out the 300. I would then add a sample set on top

I was wondering if it would be better change starting stacks (12 - 25¢), (17 - $1), (4 - $5).

8 players would need (96 - 25¢), (136 - $1), (32 - $5) for a total of 264 chips, I could then add (16 - $5) chips and (8 - $20) chips and round out the set with 1 12-chip sample set.

Would reducing the 25¢ chips from 16 down to 12 make that big of a difference? and is there a better breakdown?