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I started this in another thread initially asking for guide links about debezeling a monitor for an eyefinity setup and ended up without much help redface.gif

Anyways I thought I would post some pictures here in a picture book fashion as an example if anyone else here finds themselves in my position. Without further ado...
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Started with basic Asus 23" monitors. I originally had them all on my desk, but didn't like the height of the stands (wanted something taller), and I wanted the bezels gone to reduce the gap in usable screen real estate.

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I only used two flat head screwdrivers for the whole project and didn't encounter any trouble at all.

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To start I inserted the smaller of the two flat heads into gap between the front cover and the back cover and pried them apart. The only thing holding them together was easily separated plastic clips.

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The corners were a little tight. In order to ensure I didn't mar the metal bezel underneath, or ruin the plastic I used the second flat head to keep the bezel raised on the top, enabling me to slide the smaller flat head into the side and pop the first corner loose.

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From there it was easy to remove the top and both sides leaving me with the bottom still secured. I wanted to be careful as the bottom is where ASUS mounted the monitor controls. It wouldn't do to have a functioning screen without a power button.

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After removing the top of the bezel I realized I should probably remove the stand while the bezel was still in place. I inserted the smaller of the flat head screwdrivers here to remove this plastic shield.

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As you can see, it to is just attached with plastic clips, so a little gentle prying is all that was needed.

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These three screws are what hold the stand in place. I did not grab a phillips head as my flat head fit just fine. The threads aren't very deep so it took all of 10 seconds to remove all three.

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After pulling the three screws, the stand falls right off. Perfect! thumb.gif

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What we have removed so far.

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Now onto the bottom of the bezel.

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These are the monitor controls. They are simply held in the bezel by two plastic clips. Simply press outward on one of the clips and it slides right out.

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And here is what we are left with! One debezled monitor.

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The old bezel.

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Everything that has been removed.

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Old bezel vs metal bezel vs my thumb. Thumb might win rolleyes.gif

Continued in next post.
    
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As the Ergotech 00-D12-B03 has already been reviewed here on OCN, I did not feel the need to snap photos of it. Juggalo23451 did the review. It's a very solid stand. By solid I mean it was very heavy lifting it with the three monitors attached into my desk. 60lbs heavy or so.

Here are some pictures of the monitors debezled and mounted on the stand:
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Trying to get them level and matched up.

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The stand. It takes up around the same space as a 17" lappy.

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A few pictures of the stand. The monitors simply click in place on the arms. I did not order the telescoping arms like Juggalo did, and my 23" monitors do fit. However if you want a sharper angle than what I have or even the same (if your monitors have bezels) then you will want to purchase the telescoping arm option.


And now for the finished results:
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All in all I think it turned out fairly well. I am not finished as I have intentions of finishing the metal bezels, with either a laminate (not too likely), paint or some other option. I will also likely splice into the monitor control panels and add in a few feet of wire to each and sleeve the extension. My goal is to mount them into a fabricated box of some sort.

The desk is one I built myself out of 2X4's and 3/4" birch finished plywood. To paint the sides of the plywood I glued on laminate stripping and cut it to size. Added in a keyboard tray and voila. The tower won't be staying there as I purchased a Xigmatek Elysium recently and will be converting everything over to it and watercooling my GPU's. (I have the blocks but didn't have the rad space in the HAF to lay it all out like I wanted)

Anyways, thanks for the look guys and if you all have any ideas on how I might finish the monitor controls or get the bezels finished let me know!
    
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Nice job! looks nice.
 
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Looks good! Could you reclaim some more space between monitors if you overlapped the bezels of the 2 outside monitors with the inside monitor?
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dunno, is ot me or the silver thin bezels get more eye catch than the black bezels?

btw you need to clean the front filter ... and be carefull to not hit the case with your right elbow or it will fall !
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between monitors if you overlapped the bezels of the 2 outside monitors with the inside monitor?[/QUOTE]

Yes I can. And I probably will whenever I come to a decision about what I want to do with the bezels.
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dunno, is ot me or the silver thin bezels get more eye catch than the black bezels?

btw you need to clean the front filter ... and be carefull to not hit the case with your right elbow or it will fall !

It's not you the silver definitely stand out more than black. Nut it's less than half the width bezel wise. And as I mentioned earlier I intend to cover/paint/etc. the silver to make it less conspicuous. As for the tower, I have dust filters on every opening and they are cleaned weekly. The plastic doesn't concern me too much as long as the inside is pristine. And I doubt it will fall off. The case ways nearly 40 lbs with water and everything in it.
    
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BUMP.

After googling, countless arcade "Make your own Bezel" threads, I'm sort of at a loss. I really want to make my own bezel for all three monitors, but have no idea how to get started.

I've thought about fabricating a cardboard replication of the metal bezel then using spay-on insulation to create the base of the new frame, followed by Bondo. That should give me a workable surface, that could be trimmed, sanded and painted into a mold of my choosing, but I can just imagine how long that will take.

Anyone here have a better solution that I've overlooked? I even tried to locate some bezel fabrication companies online to see if I could order something, but came up empty. And, I suppose I would rather do this myself. Here's a link I found interesting:

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nice, i think id be to scared to take my monitors apart though haha
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post #9 of 30
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nice, i think id be to scared to take my monitors apart though haha

Really it's super easy. cool.gif

Now finding a way to create/mod the metal bezel is a challenge.
    
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post #10 of 30
- Make a thin wooden frame for each monitor
- Make more wooden support around the back
- cover with thick cloth
- soak with resin
- consolidate with fiberglass
- smooth with bondo
- sand sand sand sand
- primer/paint/varnish

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