If you're wondering how to mount your gaming monitor we've got you covered right here with our easy to follow step-by-step guide.
Monitor arms and mounts can be excellent at creating increased desk space and providing more natural viewing angles to help reduce strain.
While many of the best gaming monitors come with stands, using a dedicated mount is usually preferable, especially when you want to set up a second monitor or any other kind of multi-monitor configuration.
The very first thing you will need to do is to make sure that your gaming monitor is VESA certified.
VESA essentially set the standards for mounting monitors and so if your monitor is VESA certified you should be able to use most third-party mounts. Spoiler alert, pretty much every monitor nowadays is.
With that being said, here's how to mount your gaming monitor.
How To Mount A Gaming Monitor Using A Clamp Mount
If you're looking to mount your monitor using a clamp, follow the simple steps below.
In order to complete the process, you will need a screwdriver, but all the other tools you'll require should be included with the mount.
First off, attach the bracket to the base of the mounting arm. Ensure all of the screws are correctly aligned and tightened securely.
Secondly, loosen the clamp so that it can slip easily onto your desk and then position the mount at your desired location.
Next, you'll want to tighten until the clamp is secure being careful to not overdo it and cause damage to your desk.
Then, connect your display to the mounting bracket with the nuts and spacers provided. When doing this, make sure the structure's pointer is pointing upwards.
Now, slide the monitor plate onto the mount arm and repeat this process if using a multiple monitor setup.
Finally, adjust the gas spring arm to the proper tension to keep your monitor balanced and achieve your desired viewing angle.
In order to do this, the screw to adjust the tension can be found on the arms junction. To adjust, press the arm and turn the screw counter clockwise to increase tension and clockwise to reduce it.
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How To Mount A Gaming Monitor Using A Grommet Mount
To install a through the desk monitor arm, many of the steps are similar to the clamping mount, however, the clamp is replaced by a grommet style mount.
If your desk has an existing hole, such as a cable management hole, then you can use this to mount the monitor arm.
However, if your desk does not have a hole, you'll need to drill a hole into your desk where you would like to position the arm, using a drill bit that is slightly larger than the screw for the mount.
Firstly, attach the mounting bracket which has the support screw into the bottom of the mounting arm. The support screw should be facing down.
Secondly, stick the foam pads on the bracket to help protect your desk from dents and scratches.
Next, place the screw into the hole on your desk and tighten using the washer and knob. Ensure that the mount is secure, there should be no wobbling.
Now, attach the mounting plate to your display using the spacers and nuts provided, making sure that the brackets pointer is pointing upwards.
Finally, slide the mounting plate onto your monitor arm and adjust the tension in the same way as with the clamp mount.
So, there you have it, now you should be able to mount your gaming monitor using either a clamp or through-the-desk mount.
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