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The Official Debezelled Monitor Club!
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CallsignVega - 3x ASUS VG248QE
HatlessChimp - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Swolern - 3x ASUS VG278H
Cito - 3x ASUS VG278HE
CHFTHNDR - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Hammerhunt - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Dunes - 3x ASUS VE278Q
Schubie - 3x ???
Remmib - 3x Qnix QX2710
ForceD - 3x Qnix QX2710
Rage Fury - 3x ASUS VG248QE
DarkAngelZ - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Janux - 3x ASUS VS247H-P
Rickles - 2x ASUS VS228 & 1 LG EW224T
Lifeskills - 3x Acer GD235HZ
Killface4pres - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Skupples - 3x AOC E2752Vh
Elmy - 5x ASUS VG248QE
ReconFirefly - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Robert1978 - 3x ASUS VG248QE
PervyBiscuit - 3x Benq GL-2250-B
Carniflex - 3x iPad 4 - Panels
CalinTamaian - 5x Samsung S24D590PL
Flexytrader - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Erik765 - 5x Dell U2412M
Nichismo - 3x ASUS VG248QE
Insane569 - 2x Dell E198WFPv & 1x Dell SE198WFPv
Axiumone - 5x Eizo fg2421
MalcomReynolds - 3x Acer S230HL

To be added to the Debezelled Monitor Club please provide a picture of your debezelled monitor setup with your OCN username and send me a notification PM.

Cheers!!!

Hatlesschimp


The ASUS VG248QE
Before & After having the bezel removed.



I've started the Debezelled Monitor Club to help fellow members interested in debezelling and others to share their own debezelled monitors and how they done it. Also I am on a mission to raise awareness and perception about how good debezelled multi monitor gaming actually is.

For gaming and computer use in general, having multiple monitors can dramatically increase the level of enjoyment experienced while playing. Modern PCs make it relatively simple to setup a multiple monitor display, even for less tech savvy people. To help you on your way I have created this Thread/Club to spread the love of debezelled monitors with Portrait Surround/Eyefinity. There are a lot of gamers out there with multi monitor setups that would be interested in debezelling but are scared too. I want this to be a place that they can come to and ask for advice and learn from others and in turn perform their own debezelling and also share their experience back with us all.
Lets be helpful, Share our setups, and enjoy the beauty of debezelled monitors and portrait Surround/Eyefinity. Also lets not forget to have FUN!
There are three primary reasons people use multiple monitors: immersion, gameplay enhancement, and utility. Using three screens is the standard for gaming, and it handles the first two qualities. With Portrait surround the monitors on the side are not adding extra width like Landscape surround. However your with your monitors mounted in Portrait you have increased immersion in games. Your gaming experience has been enhanced because your image quality has just trebled. For that one pixel you see on a normal 1080p monitor/tv you now have 3 pixels. For example numbers on soccer players shirts can be made out. In ARMA III the Trees and grass will have you mesmerized. Basically you will be trawling forums looking for HD textures. Also lets not forget their is less need for AA now and you can drop the AA settings and reduce the load on your graphics card/s. Its hard to find words to describe how nice it is to play games with such high detail. You will be blow you away. Also if you can used 120hz or 144hz monitors you can have that silky smooth gameplay with near ULTRA High graphics. This all adds to immersion as your able to get lost in the image and see things you would not normally see and creates a more realistic representation of how humans perceive the world..

For utility purposes, you can display more programs at once if you are not running in "full screen" mode. Considering how prevalent computers are in the workplace and school, you have likely come across situations where you are juggling windows or going back and forth from multiple programs. With three monitors as an example, you can run two different browser windows on two screens while using the third for word processing. Word proccessing is awesome with the ability to see the page that you are typing on in full. Keeping you in the moment and help you from loosing track of where you are at.

Hopefully this thread will inspire others to give it a go!

Planning on debezelling a monitor take some photos as you do it.

Dont forget If you have debezelled monitors please share the love and show us your setup too!


ASUS VG248QE - 3D 144Hz 24" Monitor
How to remove the Bezel (Photos & Video)
Surely this technique can be adapted for other monitors.
My new Saitek x52 Pro and I mounted my FL, C and FR speakers on wood posts that are bolted to the desk.


ASUS VG278H - 3D 120Hz 27" Monitor
How to remove the Bezel (Photos & Video)
How to debezel the Dell U2412M (24", 1920x1200, IPS) by Erik765
Elmy's 5x VG248QE Eyefinity TN 144hz Setup!!!
CalinTamaian's 5x Samsung S24D590PL PLS 60hz Setup!!!


How to Paint your Bezels by Remmib
Click Here!




NVIDIA G-SYNC DIY KIT INSTALLATION.
 

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This is pretty epic. Im planning on picking up 3x 18.5in~20in screens for my laptop to run 3x720P eyefinity.(HD7970M GPU)
I personally was never really a fan of huge screenspans, i prefer higher pixel densities, but Wow it looks epic on the desk. I want to get into eyefinity because of the immersion factor and to show off what a laptop can do, if you drop the cash into it.

Quick question, with eyefinity cards(HD7970M), does using dsub connections work? My laptop has 1 vga, 1 mini DP, 1 HDMI out, I know i need a displayport active adaptor, but I'm curious because of the monitor options. I want to get smaller monitors that are closer to the 720P native resolution but they are d-sub, the 900P 20inch have dsub and DVI.

Oh and OFC, I will be debezzling them, you've proven how effective it really is.
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I think any monitor in general can be.

Things to look out for are -

How can they be mounted after they have been debezelled?
Does the stand have any electronics in it?
where are the On Screen Display Buttons & how do they operate?
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It looks like you have the ASUS VS248H. I cant imagine you would have any trouble debezelling them.

If you can take some more photos of the monitor up close. Sides, Back, Top and from underneath i could give you a better idea of whats got to happen. They are pretty simple and as the video i made on debezelling my VG248QE's the display panel is just floating inside the monitor outer plastic casing and seperating the front bezel from the rest of the housing exposes the panel and just falls out.


I have a VG278H that I might debezel too. They have a 3D emitter built into the bezel but i think i can get around and make it happen. It appears that ASUS use the same designs in their monitors for the last few years so i couldn't imagine there would be any problems.
 

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Originally Posted by hatlesschimp View Post

I think any monitor in general can be.

Things to look out for are -

How can they be mounted after they have been debezelled?
Does the stand have any electronics in it?
where are the On Screen Display Buttons & how do they operate?
It looks like you shouldnt have any trouble debezelling them.
If you can reply with your monitors model number. Ill do a bit more research and find out.

I have a VG278H that I might debezel too. They have a 3D emitter built into the bezel but i think i can get around and make it happen. It appears that ASUS use the same designs in their monitors for the last few years so i couldn't imagine there would be any problems.
I just took off the bezel off one of my monitors to find that the stand mounts to the monitor itself, but it worked and looked great. I'll probably buy a triple monitor stand in the coming weeks and de-bezel all three. Thanks for the tip man +Rep
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I just took off the bezel off one of my monitors to find that the stand mounts to the monitor itself, but it worked and looked great. I'll probably buy a triple monitor stand in the coming weeks and de-bezel all three. Thanks for the tip man +Rep
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No problem Bro!!!

I re-edited that last post as well. It might be more helpful now.

Also Please if you can take photo's some photos when your debezelling and post them HERE It would be greatly appreciated!

I cant believe I gamed for so long with thick bezels. Its a bit hard to show the difference because they are in portrait instead of landscape. The first 2 pics are the VG278H 27" monitors & last 2 are the VG248QE which are 24". The bezel would obviously look even smaller on a 27" surround/eyefinity monitor setup.
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Pretty sure youll loose your VESA mount when you remove your casing.

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Here is a pic of the VG248QE. They are very Similar! They VESA mount is lost when you debezel these so a custom method of mounting has to be done.
 

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No problem Bro!!!

I re-edited that last post as well. It might be more helpful now.

Also Please if you can take photo's some photos when your debezelling and post them HERE It would be greatly appreciated!

I cant believe I gamed for so long with thick bezels. Its a bit hard to show the difference because they are in portrait instead of landscape. The first 2 pics are the VG278H 27" monitors & last 2 are the VG248QE which are 24". The bezel would obviously look even smaller on a 27" surround/eyefinity monitor setup.
20130107_192809.jpgMy CPU Surround 2.jpg
Whoops, I meant the stands mount to the bezel itself, so I can't debezel them right now.
Your monitors look great! Such a big difference without the bezels; I can't wait to do mine.
 

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This 3D Emitter on the ASUS VG278H is easily removed when debezelling. See as per video in first post.

 

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It took me only 1 hour and 10 minutes to Debezel all 3 of the monitors and mount them. I was gaming after 90 minutes again. Plus I was busy recording and taking photos and I had no instructions like this video. I cant recommend it high enough. Debezelling is awesome!!! I'm glad you enjoyed the video!!! Cheers
 

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I cant wait to see!

Please take some photos and share your experience. Thanks!!!
 

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So how did it go Hatless? Did you get it off with the 3d emitter intact? How hard was it? Looking forward to video.
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Well the 3D emitter was no problem at all. When you remove and lift the bezel off. it has to be flipped over then you can remove the screw that is securing it to the bezel. Easy!

Hardest part is the start of unclipping the bezel. The casing and bezel are bound together with strong sturdy clips. But their is a technique and once you know it and dont have any fear it comes off easy. Just got to be patient and relax. You cant break these things at all. Trust in yourself lol. Basically same technique as the VG248QE. Wedge knife in and pull bezel up with free hand. I will explain more in the video.

Mounting this baby is awesome! Once debezelled they dont loose their VESA mount so you can now choose to mount Portrait or Landscape! But the VG278H does suffer from the tape treatment like the VG248QE. I mounted it anyways and its hanging there fine and hasn't moved. Maybe there is something else holding it too that i haven't seen. But I would just use some sikaflex, thick glue or even more tape to make sure its secure. It will be ok. - This was the news I was most happy with!!!

The only negative if you call it one is the buttons and the 3d emitter don't have enough slack to re-position them where you want. If your mounting in landscape i guess they can be stuck with double sided tape to the top and the OSD Buttons can have the same treatment to and stuck on the bottom (basically back to there original positions).
However in portrait there are problems.The 3D emitter cant be mounted on the top of portrait screen (not enough slack in cable) or on the top in landscape (interfere with other monitors bezels). It will have to be taped to the back out the road anyway in portrait mode you wont need the 3D emitter anyways.

Took me 30 minutes as I took photos and videos and adjusting the light all the time to suit the cameras. I haven't checked the footage yet hopefully it came out ok. I also managed to delete the only pictures of the 3D Emitter as I debezelled. I have videos that cover it but, so all is good I guess!

So in the end the Bezel size went from 20mm down to 12.5mm. And the thickness from the side went from 30mm to 10mm. this will help Give a flatter immersive gaming.

This was the only VG278H I have left. I still have to move it on just been slack. So sorry that I could not show you what it looked like in Surround. If I had done this when I had all three VG278H monitors still I would have saved $3,600 on monitors & projectors. Trust me do not under estimate the power of debezelling and what it can do for your immersion in games.

Hopefully in the near future we see some debezelled surround VG278H setups rocking this thread.
 

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Is there a VG248H?

Ive debezelled the VG248QE & VG278H now. I never knew about the VG248H (probabley the only difference is the I/O ports). I would say it will be similar style required to debezel.
 
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