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Ok so thanks to CallsignVega, I was inspired to debezel my monitors to make the distance between my bezels smaller.
For those of you who dont know, the ASUS VG236H is the 23" model of their 3D monitor line aka 120hz monitor (all that really matters).

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By removing the bezel the distance was decreased by about 2cm, which is about half of the original distance! When I overlap the monitors, it is even more then that.

*Note For cleaning the back of your debezeled monitor, as it is exposed to dust now, use compressed air ONLY! Make sure that the monitor is OFF before spraying it!
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To get started:

I will show you the VERY easy process of removing the bezel for one of the monitors and the final result.
*Note: I take no responsibility for any damage that you may do to your device while following this tutorial.

This is what I had to work with

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As you can see, measuring the bezel, it was about 2 cm long, which in total was creating a huge 4-41/2cm gap because of the monitors shape.

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So getting started I needed three important tools for each monitor:

- Electrical Tape
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- (2) Flat tipped screw drivers
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- (4) Washers
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The Steps: Part 1

So I first started using the flat tipped screwdriver in order to gently pry off the top plastic. It comes off very easy. Take your time and go very slow! Do not rush or force it. If it will not go easy use the second flat tip to help you.

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The second flat tip, is essential when you are trying to remove the bezel off of the corners. These are by far the trickiest to remove. Do not be scared that you are breaking something when you hear the popping noise, as it is just the plastic unhooking from the groove on the other side of the plastic.

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Once you get part of a corner, you will begin to see the bare monitor underneath.

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Keep popping off the sides using the same strategies and eventually, you will get your monitor to look like this...

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Now if you look closer, the front panel buttons are still attached to the plastic. You can just easily unhook them and get the front panel piece off. Just leave it dangling for now...

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Measuring the length of the bezel now, we can truly see that it has been reduced by half!

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The Steps: Part 2

Now what we want to do, is cover up that silver bezel, because when using triple monitors the silver will become VERY distracting. Instead of worrying about paint or conductive materials to paint your monitor, electrical tape is non conductive and if done carefully looks great. Actually the people that have seen my monitor don't even know that I removed the bezel until they look at the back! I'm telling you electrical tape is the way to go.

Make sure that as you apply the electrical tape that you take your time using your thung to press down the tape, while using your other hand to guide the tape in a straight line to cover the silver. Make sure to not get any of the electrical tape on the screen!

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Once you are done it should look something like this...

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Here is to confirm the distance once more...

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Now as far as that panel goes that is hanging on the side....

If you turn over your monitor, you will see a giant gap on the back. Put two pieces of electrical tape to cover part of the metal and place the board over it, taping it on with electrical tape, as show in the picture.

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Next, we want to prepare the monitor to be mounted on a VESA mount.
So for each screw we need a compatible washer....

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With these pieces you want to have the washer and then the screw, going into the back of the case, being on top of the attachable mount.

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The Final Product

Overall I think the modification to the monitors looks great! It is something you really have to see in person to enjoy!

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Here is a look at each monitor debezeled:

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Center
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Right
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And for those of you that do not believe how much of a benefit this is, here is a measurement of the gap now, and the width of the original bezel...

Monitor Gap (After Debezeled) = about 2cm

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Original bezel (1 monitor) = about 2cm

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Looks awesome so far. Completed pics incoming?

Edit: Did you do this naked?
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nice mod to your monitor! should make triple display much better
 

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I now want triple monitors just for that wallpaper..
Thanks so much! Cant wait for Crysis 3

Here is a link to the Side monitor Wallpaper : Link

And the Center Wallpaper: Link
 

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Thanks for this, I own a single VG236H and heaven knows what kind of monstrous GPU setup you would need to get 120fps @ 5760x1080 in more demanding games.

Still, 2cm bezels are just far too much (not blaming you or anything, you did a fantastic job) and the very presence of bezels still ruins any potential plans I could have for surround displays. Oh bezel-free monitors, where art thou...
 

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Thanks for this, I own a single VG236H and heaven knows what kind of monstrous GPU setup you would need to get 120fps @ 5760x1080 in more demanding games.
Still, 2cm bezels are just far too much (not blaming you or anything, you did a fantastic job) and the very presence of bezels still ruins any potential plans I could have for surround displays. Oh bezel-free monitors, where art thou...
Hey no problem, always trying to find ways to contribute when I can, and thanks so much for the compliment!

The distance is not too bad and you seem to get used to it. Currently I have made my side monitors overlap the middle one so that the bezel ios only 1cm, which really is not bad at all if you sit back.

As far as the GPU's currently have two EVGA GTX 670 4GB SC cards incoming, and that is hoping it will do 3d at an acceptable frame rate!
 

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Originally Posted by zerobahamut View Post

Thanks so much! Cant wait for Crysis 3
Here is a link to the Side monitor Wallpaper : Link
And the Center Wallpaper: Link
You did a nice job on the monitors bud
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But this wallpaper
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How can I reverse one of the side wallpapers so the two side wallpapers are facing to the centre
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And then how do I stick them all together as one big 48x9 wallpaper
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You did a nice job on the monitors bud
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But this wallpaper
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How can I reverse one of the side wallpapers so the two side wallpapers are facing to the centre
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And then how do I stick them all together as one big 48x9 wallpaper
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lol thanks so much

here you go I put them together and made you a wallpaper
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http://serenityysera.webs.com/images/Crysis%203%20OCN%20Triple%20Screen%20Wallpaper.png

Uploaded it to my old guild website page lol
Resolution is 5760x1080
 

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Job well done. Shouldn't we be able to do this with most monitors?
Yeah I would assume that almost all monitors would follow the same tutorial, but I can't guarantee anything. At least for ASUS monitors, they are pretty much all packaged exactly the same as this one.
 

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I did the samething with 3x Asus VH236H's about 4 months ago and did not like it, the vinyl tape I used was near impossible to get perfectly straight and that stand has a base that is obnoxiously large, I opened and did not damage at all the bezels with solely my hands, I tried the first with a screw driver and it was way worse and left a mark and slight bend on one.

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that series of asus monitors just had terrible bezels, I switched to 3x xl2420t's and they are possibly going on a chief ktp325b

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Pics Update as per request.... (Click to see bigger image)
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Still, 2cm bezels are just far too much
As for the 2cm concern, I overlap my monitors now...which is a 1cm gap. I really dont even realize its there anymore.

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Some images of the beauties that run the show

 

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Curplyp

to be honest one gtx690 is not going to have enough cram to run most games on max settings. I would either invest in two gtx 670 4gb SC cards or even two GTX 680 4GB FTW cards. THe FTW cards blow away the gtx 690 sli'd and is around the same price point.

Here I need to show you something...

I took some pics of me playing skyrim last night...look at my Vram usage



On low areas without a ton of pressure it is using at least 3gb of Vram on EACH card.



In higher areas its using almost 3.8gb of Vram on each card.

If you are spending all that money on a gtx 690 and it only has 2gb of vram dedicated for each port, you will never have enough Vram to run games at max settings triple screen. I am almost using the full 8gb of Vram. To be precise i'm using 7.6gb of vram.
 

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