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Had a few minutes tonight so I roughed this all out. Used aluminum angle to support all 3 monitors. I will eventually bend up a box to house everything in the back. This is a temporary setup till I can finalize everything.

Here's a few teaser pics.

http://s91.photobucket.com/user/OrangeSVTguy/media/IMG_70311_zpsce441144.jpg.html
http://s91.photobucket.com/user/OrangeSVTguy/media/IMG_70261_zps37f92308.jpg.html
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Started: Sunday August 4th 2013 This is really my first build log so I'll do my best to describe and take pictures of what I'm doing. I will try to update daily or when I get time to work on this. There may be 1000 other ways of doing things so do what you want. The same process can be used to create a 5 panel setup.

I bought some larger aluminum angle. 1"x1" x 1/16". This gives plenty of space to hide one of the bezels of the LCD panel behind the other to shorten them.

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I mitered one side so I can fold the angle to a frame.

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I used the cutout and applied epoxy to the back to apply to the inside corner to reinforce the corners. Clamped and smoothed the excess that came out of the cracks. Checking with the square and then tightening up the clamps for the epoxy to cure. Sanded the epoxy joints to roughen up the surface and then clean them for best contact.
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To join the two halves together, I cut one side of 3/4x3/4 aluminum and epoxied that to join the two frames together. I put those joints in the sides. They will be filled/sanded and prepped before paint.
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nice.. i personally like layering the bezels, as to reduce them more.

but very cool custom frame!!! I can see so much work went into it!

(also... did this really need its own thread, what was wrong with posting in the other debezel thread like the rest of us?)
 

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I'm jealous.

Now paint those bezels and make sure your final solution includes a way to overlap the bezels.
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I'm going to go up and get wider aluminum so I can move each of the side panels behind the first one to shrink the bezel to rough 1/2" instead of the 1" now with them side-by-side. I will get them painted black(don't know if I want glossy or matte/flat black) and I'll get the back box bent up this week out of I'm thinking 22ga. sheet metal. Will put a VESA mount on the back and all the PCBs will be hardware attached for easy removal. Still have all the custom wiring to do.

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I really wish they made affordable monitors with TINY bezels
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I'm still waiting for manufacturers to create 1-2mm bezel around their panels. Maybe someday they'll shrink them if/when the technology lets it.

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Still a lot of bezel.

Also cat looks like it is squeezing out a roll on your desk.
Yeah this was just a test fit for now to get it hung up on the wall. I'm going to put the side panels behind the middle one to shrink the bezel to just one.

I checked. No roll anywhere
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nice.. i personally like layering the bezels, as to reduce them more.

but very cool custom frame!!! I can see so much work went into it!

(also... did this really need its own thread, what was wrong with posting in the other debezel thread like the rest of us?)
Thanks. Not much "work" went into this. Well not yet anyways. When I get more time though out the week, I'll update my progress, which is why I created my own thread as I'll try to turn it into a build log. I'll post in the debezel thread too then
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Well haven't updated lately but apparently 1" angle didn't provide enough room to lap the panels. Need at least 1-1/4". So I just picked this up after work today. Everything above will still basically be the same but with 1-1/2" angle. This will provide plenty of room to overlap the bezels to shrink them. Got a dual arm articulating wall mount so I can pull the monitor out or tilt it as needed.

When I get more time, I'll start the build log all over.

http://s91.photobucket.com/user/OrangeSVTguy/media/IMG_7098_zps14b2fdce.jpg.html

Also just painted one of the LCD panels to see how it would turn out.
http://s91.photobucket.com/user/OrangeSVTguy/media/IMG_7099_zps2d51e968.jpg.html
http://s91.photobucket.com/user/OrangeSVTguy/media/IMG_7101_zps4f7b6d98.jpg.html
http://s91.photobucket.com/user/OrangeSVTguy/media/IMG_7102_zps6278c234.jpg.html

I hope to get the new frame constructed tomorrow and all 3 LCD panels mounted and installed.
 

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Probably going to do it starting tomorrow. Is it necessary to use primer?
I didn't sand or use any primer on my bezels. Just cleaned them really good of any dirt or oils.
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Good guide!

I'll have a big update to add later on tonight/tomorrow.

Oh and I'm still debating if I want to use all three boards to control the screen function/power or wire up all 3 into 1?

Here's a practice one I mocked up to see how it would turn out. Also noticed 2 extra "unused" buttons for a Menu button and something else. I haven't tried to see if they were functional or not.

http://s91.photobucket.com/user/OrangeSVTguy/media/image_zps8bcb7357.jpg.html
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Here's an update. Just needs painted and still waiting on my articulating wall mount. I will update the original post with the rest of the build once It's all painted. Loving the thinner bezel and running them @ 90hz.
The only reason why I haven't yet gotten 3 screens is because I dislike the bezel being in the way. I have heard that if you game on multiple monitors you learn to look past them and not notice them, I'm not sure about that. Is there any way you could completely get rid of the 2 black bars in the middle, due to the bezel, without damaging your screens?
 

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I demand better pictures! Turn off the monitors and turn on your lights plz. I am really interested to see how it looks and how you mounted them(overlap/no overlap).
 

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I demand better pictures! Turn off the monitors and turn on your lights plz. I am really interested to see how it looks and how you mounted them(overlap/no overlap).
I will once the paint is all dry and I have my wall mount
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The only reason why I haven't yet gotten 3 screens is because I dislike the bezel being in the way. I have hear that if you game on multiple monitors you learn to look past them and not notice them, I'm not sure about that. Is there any way you could completely get rid of the 2 black bars in the middle, due to the bezel, without damaging your screens?
You really don't notice the bezel once you're playing it. Unfortunately there is no way to remove the bezel.
 

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I love this and don't know why but I want it and I am not a hard core gamer!!
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