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I de-bezeled my previous monitor, a Samsung P2370HD , due to the fact that the bezel is not only comically large, but also stores very high quantities of heat - not necessarily something that is a troublesome issue, but just a confounding quality.

Now, I have some ideas for a housing, though i'm not sure how to go about doing so. The main issue before anything can be done, though, is that the motherboard and power supply are attached to a metal housing, which is typical, but, the metal housing is NOT attached to the panel which usual is the case. Is there an effective way of attaching the metal housing onto the panel?

Past this, any ideas for a potential housing? I was originally going to attach the monitor to a VESA mount and be done with it, but the screw holes were built into the bezel.

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White Sentinel
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k @ 4.2ghz 1.08 vcore GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H MSI R9 290 GAMING Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Samsung 840 pro 128GB Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB NZXT Kraken X61 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Asus VS24AH-P LG IPS224V-PN ASUS VS228H-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II Red LED Cherry MX Black  EVGA GS 850W Coolermaster Storm Stryker Logitech G502 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Klipsh ProMedia 2.1 Speakers Philips Fidelio X1 ASUS Xonar DGX Schiit Modi 2 Uber/Magni 2 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB ASUS 24X DVD burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Push/Pull Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung HDTV 24inch HDMI Logitech G510 Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Thermaltake Chaser MK-I 
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This is fairly standard for LED and LCD panels. The parts simply drop into the casing, making assembly super easy. For your needs, it more or less depends on what you want the final look to be.

For attaching the metal cages that hold the boards, I'd probably just use some 3M super tape. Only drawback is if you ever need to replace or repair one of the modules, it'll be a pain getting the tape off without destroying the panel. There's not much else you can do for mounting though as your options are rather limited.

The only structural location to attach the panel with is the metal brackets on the ends, which have a series of pre-tapped holes. Beyond that, you don't want to drill anything into any other part of the panel itself.

So what you'll need to design is something that attaches to those end brackets, then some other structural component that goes between the end pieces and provides a VESA standard mounting plate. Bonus for having something along the back piece that also cradles the electronics. Where you go with it is up to you for how you want it to look.

If I were to do this, I'd make some beefy end brackets out of aluminum. I'd have a piece of 8020 extrusion run across the back of everything, and screw the end brackets into the end of the 8020. Optionally, fab up a few mounting tabs to attach the electronics to the extrusion. Bolt a mount right onto the 8020 and you're done. End brackets could be easily painted, engraved, made out of just about anything... acrylic (1/4" or better), brass (steampunk), steel (industrial/weathered), painted, or whatever you like.
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