Last updated: September 6th, 2023
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Once you’ve chosen a good set of monitors for your sim racing rig, how are you going to mount them? If you race at a desk, this is likely something you won’t need to think about at all, but if you have a standalone rig, you’re going to need a single or triple monitor stand.
Monitor mounts come in several shapes and sizes, but in general, they’re designed to stand over your rig and allow you to adjust the height, spacing, and angle of your monitors. They’re either standalone or they’ll mount to your rig (especially if your rig is made from 8020/40 profile).
- VARIO™ Triple monitor mount
- VESA Triple Monitor Mount
- RCP PRO TRIPLE Monitor Mount
- RCP PRO SINGLE Monitor Mount
- Treq Unified Triple Monitor Mount
- PRO SIMRIG Triple Monitor Stand
- Vario Vesa Monitor Mount Adapter Kit
- Bezel-free kits
Without wanting to spoil the point of the article, the TL;DR: If you’re a details person and you really want to get the best possible alignment for your triple monitors, the stand below is the stand(alone) to have. There are lots to choose from though so please read on…
Choosing the right monitor stand is going to be a decision that will vary a lot depending on your rig and room, and it’s something that I would put a reasonable amount of thought into during the planning stages.
It’s essential to make sure that whatever stand you choose can cater to the sizes of your screens. With that said, here are some great choices on the market to suit different types of setups. Personally, I’ve always preferred mounting the monitor directly onto my sim racing cockpit.
What are you looking to achieve?
There are really only two variables to take into account with any monitor setup for a racing sim:
- Good triple monitor alignment
- Monitor as close as possible to driver for the best FOV
I have my G9 85cms away from my eyes which gives enormous scope for a good FOV (field of view) despite it “only” being a 49″ monitor rather than a triple configuration.
Note that the monitor mount that came with my Sim-Dynamics rig is very simple: a few brackets and a single horizontal section of 40×40 aluminum profile. That is, surprisingly, enough to hand a G9 on (it has a special bracket that the VESA mount bolts to).
Sim Lab VARIO™ Triple monitor mount
This is the latest stand to come from Sim Lab, the VARIO™ Triple monitor mount, a top-of-the-line product that is the result of years of research and development. This thing really raises the “bar” (if there is a bar set monitor mounts?).
One of the key features of this product is Sim Lab’s VARIO™ Vesa Adapters, which allow for micro-adjustments of your monitors up, down, left, and right. With this feature, you can easily align your monitors with each other, ensuring a perfect viewing experience. This technology has been rapidly embraced by sim racers because they make it so much easier to align your triples.
The Vario mounts supplied allow you to align your screen(s) with extreme precision and can accommodate 100×100 mm / 75 x 75 mm VESA connections (depending on the option you choose on the product page).
In addition to the VARIO™ Vesa Adapters, the VARIO™ Triple monitor mount also features new aluminum extrusion profiles with one side closed, giving it a clean and stylish finish. This design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional, providing a sturdy and durable mount for your monitors.
The VARIO™ Triple monitor mount is compatible with monitors up to 43 inches in size. It also features Xero-Play™ pivot adapters, which eliminate any sag in the arm, ensuring that your monitors stay in the perfect position at all times. The side-arms of the triple monitor stand are fused together, without losing the adjustability and degrees of freedom. This provides stability and ensures that your monitors stay in the perfect position, no matter how much you move them.
The VARIO™ Triple monitor mount kit comes with all the necessary hardware for mounting your monitors, including aluminum profiles and mounting materials, VARIO™ Vesa Adapters, and Xero-Play™ Pivot Adapters. With this kit, you can easily set up your triple monitor mount and start enjoying a perfect viewing experience. Whether you are a gamer, a sim racer, or a professional, the VARIO™ Triple monitor mount is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a high-quality, durable, and stylish monitor mount.
Sim Lab VESA Triple Monitor Mount
This triple monitor mount is “free-standing” meaning it does not need to attach to your sim rig. It’s a perfect addition to your setup if you’re planning to migrate to a triple monitor setup, it’s also half the cost of it’s bigger brother, the Vario version.
Constructed in profile aluminum, the triple mount features adjustable height and side monitor angles so you can achieve the correct field of view. This unit is supplied as a kit and is really easy to assemble with basic tools. It is available in a choice of VESA sizes and can support triple 19″ to 42″ monitors.
- Fits up to three 49″ Monitors
- High-grade aluminum profiles with no flex
RCP PRO Series – TRIPLE Monitor Mount
This is the sim racing monitor mount intended for the amazingly priced “RCP Cockpit PRO” for an “unparalleled gaming experience”. The Triple Monitor Version boasts 5-axis adjustability, allowing you to customize your arm angles, forward/back positioning, height, rotation, and tilt to your preference.
The mount comes with a Structural Aluminum Extrusion, Connecting Brackets, Smart Pivot Plates with a built-in angle meter, and 3 VESA Mounts. Additionally, all nuts, screws, and hardware are included, making it easy to assemble and install.
This mount supports any monitors up to 36” (or 34″ if curved) with VESA 75 or VESA 100 mounting holes, making it compatible with virtually every standard (non-ultra wide) monitor on the market. For ultra-wide monitors, I recommend you take a look at the single monitor stand, below for a better fit.
This particular mount caught my eye because it’s obvious that the mounting is all done by bracket so, you can accommodate non-RCP cockpits with this stand, too. Provided that the vertical sections this monitor is intended to be mounted on (see picture) have a reasonable amount of height then it’ll work. That, or just buy an entire RCP rig!
RCP PRO Series – SINGLE Monitor Mount
This single sim racing monitor mount is a specially designed accessory that is compatible with the RCP Cockpit PRO. This mount is perfect for sim racing enthusiasts who want to enhance their gaming experience with an ultra-wide monitor. It is a single-monitor version that is built with ultra-wide monitors in mind.
This monitor mount is highly adjustable with 4-axis adjustability features that allow you to adjust the monitor’s position according to your preference. It can be adjusted forward and backward, in height, rotation, and tilt. The mount is made with high-quality structural aluminum extrusion, which ensures its durability and longevity.
The package includes connecting brackets, a VESA mount, and all the necessary nuts, screws, and hardware required for installation. This makes it easy for users to install the mount on their own.
The mount is compatible with any monitor that has VESA 75 or VESA 100 mounting holes, depending on the option you choose on the product page. This makes it compatible with almost every monitor available on the market.
In terms of other rig compatibility, essentially the kit is made from lengths of aluminum profile and brackets. With simple alignment adjustments, this gives plenty of scope for you to fit the mount to your own rig, too.
Treq Unified Triple Monitor Mount
Mount your screens directly onto your rig with this highly adaptable triple-screen support:
Adjust the distance and angle of your screens between 35° and 75° without requiring any extra tools, thanks to those nicely-designed VESA adapters. Note, that the maximum screen size for this support is 27 inches.
All the necessary fasteners for mounting three screens are included in the package.
RaceAnywhere PRO SIMRIG Triple Monitor Stand
The benefit of a stand-alone monitor stand (rather than connected to the rig itself) is that you can move the stand without disassembling your entire setup. It takes a lot of weight from the main rig, too.
Vario Vesa Monitor Mount Adapter Kit
If you already have a mount, but you’re looking for a good way to improve your existing setup, I can’t recomend enough trying the Vario Vesa Adapter kit from Sim-Lab. Like any VESA mount, it lets you securely mount your monitor. However, there are fine-tuning options for the position of your sim racing monitor(s), allowing you can compose the perfect viewing angle from your racing seat. For me this really helps get the alignment right which is probably the biggest hurdle when you’re setting these things up.
Whether you have a single or triple-monitor setup, the Vario Vesa Adapter provides a solid mounting solution that directly connects to your aluminum profile crossbar. Using simple hex bolts, the mounts allow very fine adjustment to the monitor angle and height.
Thanks to the adapter’s newly designed VARIO™ technology, you make vertical and horizontal adjustments and rotations with incredible accuracy, so it’s easier than ever to make minute adjustments and ensure the optimum positioning of each monitor.
The kit allows you to align your screen(s) with the utmost precision and can accommodate 100×100 mm / 75 x 75 mm VESA connections with the standard bracket and up to 200 x 200 mm with the purchase of an additional Vesa bracket. You can buy the adapter as a single unit or as a bundle of three units for triple monitors.
It’s also possible to purchase an adapter for BENQ EX3203R / EX3501
Bezel-free kits for Triple Monitor setups
A “Bezel free kit” is an accessory that can be slotted between each of the monitors to eliminate the black gaps (bezels) between screens. Essentially, you have the illusion of an ultrawide single monitor rather than 3 separate monitors with visible bezels. Bezel-free kits refract light from the edges of each display and blend the two light sources almost seamlessly.
They’re basically angled plastic corners, that clip in place between your monitors, and are intended to cover the bezel by slightly bending light around them. Clever stuff! This makes the picture between the lenses slightly dimmer than the rest of the display but it’s easily less of a distraction than staring at black bezel gaps!