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I decided to try and mount each monitor on it's own pole. See "Figure 2" for my revised (and current) configuration.
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Please excuse the mess... I just recently reconfigured the monitors and have yet to route the cables properly.

 
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Your current setup looks great! thumb.gif

Even without cable management it still looks better than my mess. redface.gif

I still have mine set the same and have had zero issues. The only "improvement" I've made is to put a little hook and loop circle on the back corner of each monitor. Then when I want to line them up 3X1 I have some 2" velco straps that I made to fasten them to each other. It makes the whole process a lot easier, especially when I've had them spread out across my desktop.

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Even without cable management it still looks better than my mess. redface.gif

I still have mine set the same and have had zero issues. The only "improvement" I've made is to put a little hook and loop circle on the back corner of each monitor. Then when I want to line them up 3X1 I have some 2" velco straps that I made to fasten them to each other. It makes the whole process a lot easier, especially when I've had them spread out across my desktop.

Rich

 

 

Tell me more! I have given up on aligning the monitors perfectly. Do you have pics?

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for starters, you could swing those elbows on the inside instead of outsiders.
or you could leave them that way and keep them on the same edge as the center monitor.

if i had your monitors i'd have them portrait. im currently hunting for some m2412m's.
    
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Tell me more! I have given up on aligning the monitors perfectly. Do you have pics?

I'll have to get some pics when I go into my office, since that's my work rig.

Basically, I took something like these, only mine are circles (the squares would probably look better though), and put 4 on the back of each monitor at the corners. Then I took some of this and cut 4 strips about 2 or 3 inches long. Both of these can be found at most big box home centers also.

When I line my monitors up I just set them so there is some tension holding them together, then put a strap from the corner of one to the corner of its' neighbor. 4 straps total and you're set.

This should kind of show you what I mean...
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Please excuse the low res pic and the lack of scale, but it's the best I could put together quickly...lol

My velcro circles I believe are 1" and they actually set over the ridge on the back a little. I was worried that they would peel off easily, but they haven't yet. I don't actually adjust them a lot. They mostly stay in 3x1P. There isn't a lot of tension on the velcro...it just kind of holds them in place. The straps can't be seen from the front. In fact, the black velcro is hard to notice from the back unless you are looking for it.

Hope this helps,

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also [im sure you know this if you read the instructions lol] that the top of the arm has a tension adjust that can be adjusted with the alen key provided to hold any monitor to hold on to any set position. the tighter it is the more weight the arm can handle. that could also allow you to have your center monitor on the pole without an extension.
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Please excuse the low res pic and the lack of scale, but it's the best I could put together quickly...lol

My velcro circles I believe are 1" and they actually set over the ridge on the back a little. I was worried that they would peel off easily, but they haven't yet. I don't actually adjust them a lot. They mostly stay in 3x1P. There isn't a lot of tension on the velcro...it just kind of holds them in place. The straps can't be seen from the front. In fact, the black velcro is hard to notice from the back unless you are looking for it.

Hope this helps,

Rich

 

Thanks Rich! You've been such a help with this project

 

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also [im sure you know this if you read the instructions lol] that the top of the arm has a tension adjust that can be adjusted with the alen key provided to hold any monitor to hold on to any set position. the tighter it is the more weight the arm can handle. that could also allow you to have your center monitor on the pole without an extension.
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I tried that with mine, but it didn't seem to do anything. I assume righty-tighty? lol. On a serious note, can I accidentally over tighten it?

 

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Thanks Rich! You've been such a help with this project

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You are more than welcome...

I might actually be duplicating my work setup at home. I've been accumulating parts for a 2011 build for my "boy room" (that's how my wife refers to my man-cave). tongue.gif

I just have to figure out how to fit it in there...*sigh*...too many toys tools, not enough space.

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i have been looking for a 3 monitor stand for awhile that will allow my Asus 24";s to line up and fit snug together. This may be the best option as I will not buy anything that has XFX on it. I also want the option of turning them portrait for flight sims in an easy way and the XFX stand does not look like that will be easy since they are on a fixed rod and not articulating like the ergotron.
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Thanks Rich! You've been such a help with this project


I tried that with mine, but it didn't seem to do anything. I assume righty-tighty? lol. On a serious note, can I accidentally over tighten it?
the only one you gotta worry about is at 5:00. otherwise the rest can be pretty tight. mine holds a 30" and moves it around and firm like this guy is moving around this small monitor...
    
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You mentioned a mount, and not necessarily an arm. I'll repeat what I said in this post; I paid about $110 for a triple monitor stand that will hold three 28" monitors.
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