Reddit mentions: The best computer monitor accessories

We found 153 Reddit comments discussing the best computer monitor accessories. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 73 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/Kusibu · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

Here you go! A really neat-looking black/white themed PC. I went with only one to start because you shouldn't need any more than this for 1080p and all you should need to upgrade for 4K is another 980 Ti (the motherboard supports SLI and the power supply is massively strong).


No sense cheaping out and getting an i5 at this price tier - Skylake's Hyper-Threading is better than ever and in games that can use all threads that means a really noticeable improvement.

CPU Cooler

High-power, extremely silent and beautiful to look at. A good pairing for the 6700K.


The Z170-DELUXE is a beautiful and feature-packed motherboard with onboard wireless and a whole host of other features (including SLI, so you can add a second 980 Ti later).


16GB of 2666MHz RAM, to help with overclocking if you decide to go that way. Will work fine at 2133MHz too.


I opted for a single 500GB SSD because it's fast, awesome, and should hold all your games. If you need more space you can just install another SSD or a hard drive (there's space).

Video Card

It's a 980 Ti. Best single 1080p card on the market right now (overkill yes, but why not?) and will do very nicely in SLI if you decide to upgrade to 4K.


The Phantom 410 is a very nice-looking and sophisticated case, with that "techy" vibe you were looking for - removable toolless drive bays, three pre-included fans, onboard fan controller - it's a whole lotta case, and not too expensive either!

Power Supply

80+ Platinum, 1000 watt power supply - this is a phenomenal unit and will easily handle a second 980 Ti if you decided to add it. Will help keep any potential overclocks rock-stable.


You can't transfer it, so yeah.

For illumination, go with something like this (but not this exact model) to get the best lighting. I left you some budget so you can get as many light strips as you please.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | £289.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler | £44.97 @
Motherboard | Asus Z170-DELUXE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | £221.77 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | £77.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £111.49 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card | £511.14 @ Aria PC
Case | NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case | £76.25 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | £152.12 @ Amazon UK
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) | £72.30 @ CCL Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1558.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-07 22:48 GMT+0000 |

If you go with this please send pics.
u/Celestialis00 · 2 pointsr/hotas

Hey so I was going to make a post about this myself since I also looked at MonsterTech and wanted their mounting options for my x-55 HOTAS. I just wanted to mount to my desk to play and remove easily when I was not.

I think what you did is awesome. I just did not want to do nearly as much work and used a much simpler approach.

I got two of these:

Then I got 4 of these (I ended up with 8 just to be even more secure and look more symmetrical, but 4 does the job perfectly fine):

And I was able to just use them to attach the throttle and stick to my desk. was that simple. I will make a post about this with pictures later when I get a chance, but I wanted to share it with everyone since its one of the best ways I could find to get a high quality attachment/mount without spending the big bucks.

And yeah BESSEY makes amazing clamps. I love them! (Each clamp is rated to hold up to 330 lbs - made of all steel and wooden handle with a beautiful red paint)

u/spw949 · 5 pointsr/neopets

I play discreetly at my office, but I'm fortunate to have a computer that faces away from everyone I work with. One thing you can get that could help is a privacy screen for your desktop monitor like this.
I also make sure not to do anything that sounds suspicious, like playing a game where I'm hitting a lot of keys. I even got a silent mouse so my coworkers can't hear how much I'm clicking. And yes, I do still get all my work done! xD

u/hiragana · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

The mount is but i didnt spend that much on it, used to be about £170. When i got the crg9 i moved them up using
The crg9 is great, really love it. The colours are amazing, its just the right size for me. I mainly use for it gaming, mmos mostly and its great for those. The only dissapointment so far is i havent really gotten the HDR working, which was one of its main selling points, but then ive never gotten good hdr working on any of my other devices.

u/DeletedTaters · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm not sure what your price point is but for $13 you can get Silverstone white 12" led strips. I have 2 of these in my case(top & bottom), and it looks great. The light is awesome, but the adhesive sucks. I had to get some sticky back velcro. I did that instead of double sided tape so I could remove and adjust as needed. Overall $20 total for great lights. Amazon link:

u/DataBar · 1 pointr/SuggestALaptop

Yeah Bezels are considered old fashioned these days, so there's a lot of mobile pc's without them on the market.

By tabs, I mean the little hard plastic adhesive things that hold the protector onto the monitor, but with no bezel you wouldn't be able to use that. Maybe there's a giant protector out there that just 'sticks' to the monitor like a cell phone.

Actually they do have these.

I kind of went on a tangent about tabs in my last comment, my mind was focused on those big privacy /anti-glare screens you put on desktop monitors. So forget all that, sorry.

Maybe you could trim something like in that amazon link.

Also, if you're going to be working with a stylus for a prolonged period of time, you might also like the stylus glove. I've used that for a little whiteboard I had when studying math, it works pretty well.

u/photoshopuser3 · 1 pointr/wacom

buy a sheet protector. Look for them on amazon. I have one on my intuos pro M. Yes, the surface is slippery with 0 tooth but it reminds me of my old well loved intuos 5 that had a slippery smooth surface from much use. Posrus? is the brand i use. I've been using the same nib for more than 2 years now. 0 wear. I recommend it over the paper but it's personal preference.

EDIT: here is the amazon link:

u/chadkennedy · 4 pointsr/arduino

You'll need to get an HDMI input LCD controller board to drive the LCD. These typically run $20 - $40 depending on which one you need. Make sure it's compatible with the LCD by checking the model number. Example:

Then you need something to produce a video signal. One of the cheaper solutions is a Raspberry Pi, which is around $35.

You'll need an HDMI cable, and a place to plug them in (might need a power strip).

Finally, you'll also need a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to get the Pi setup .

Once you have all that put together, you could do lot's of neat things like streaming a webcam to have a "virtual window", or showing a "dashboard" of relevant sports scores, stock prices, etc. Some people combine them with a "two way mirror" to make a "Smart Mirror" that can show your day's agenda.

For comparison, you could get a 24" - 32" Smart TV, with potentially similar functionality, for about $130 to $150.

u/Souliss · 1 pointr/ShieldAndroidTV

This works. I do have to un plug my 1440 ultrawide and plug this in when I want to couch it up. I wish there was a better solution but this is the best I have found. But for $10 not bad.

u/KyaDash · 3 pointsr/crtgaming

This is the one I use;

This one is well recommended, often paired with the OSSC;

Both are decent quality DACs and will not introduce any delay. That said, both (as well as most other) HDMI and DP DACs are not capable of pushing terribly high resolution/refresh combos due to bandwidth constraints; Most DACs top out around 225mhz or so.

If you're looking to make use of a higher end PC CRT and push high resolution/refresh rates, you'll want to go for one of a few DP to VGA adapters which are actually capable of high bandwidth, much closer to or exceeding what the built in DACs on old cards were capable of.

Or if in Europe, Delock 62967 (Ignore quoted bandwidth on this one, it's capable of well into the mid 300s if not more)

u/ItsKnots · 1 pointr/crtgaming

I have the NEC sister monitor to yours and a GTX 1080. Your best option is gonna be the SUNIX DPU-3000. It will support all the really crazy high res modes your monitor will display. One caveat, though: Low res display modes don't work in my expirience so I can't get, say, 240p@120hz (or 140hz) to work, have to use one of the crappy adapters for that.

Here is the DPU 3000 for sale:

It is not cheap but it is a very good accesory for your LaCie. The one I linked is the -D2 model. The difference is only that -D2 comes with a cable with mini displayport on both ends whereas the other SKU comes with a displayport to mini displayport cable.

Your only other option AFAIK is to get a card that supports analog out natively. A quality card like the GTX 980 Ti will not be as cheap as the SUNIX DAC.

u/Neogeo71 · 1 pointr/chromeos

This is the one I got:

Bio-Kleen M01709 Waste Holding...

Good fit, definitely antiglare, screen clarity still looks good.

u/jazzinyourfacepsn · 5 pointsr/apexlegends

If you really want to get fancy with it and don't have an extra lamp laying around, you could get one of these LED kits. They attach to the back of the TV and create a perfect boarder of light on the wall behind it. You can pick which colour you want so it'll always fit the mood.

Something that I recently invested in for my PC was a NZXT Hue 2 Ambient Lighting kit which has a bunch of extra features.

u/bleachworthy · 1 pointr/gaming

It really is easy, anyone could do it with a little instruction!

The controller can be bought on Amazon here, though it is specific to my panel. I advise that anyone interested ibn the controller do a lot of shopping first, I nearly bought one from eBay that lacked a lot of features such as isn't files from a USB drive, a remote, and 1080p capability, rf tuner, and sound. There's lots of them out there just asking to revive a screen!

u/Jimbukfu · 2 pointsr/battlestations

The monitor is actually just a Sceptre c325w-1920r Super budget monitor, but it’s been great for me so far!

u/DesTT · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

(Anecdotally, sample size of 1) I got a sceptre 32" curved monitor, 75hz 4ms 1080p. It's this sku for like $180(w/tax and shipping) bucks manufacturer refurb. The color accuracy is... abysmal. But other than that, I've never seen anything close in terms of value. It came with a 1 year warranty which I had to use, and Sceptre CS was fucking the best I've had to deal with in years.

u/Spirou_Hyluan · 1 pointr/TrinusVR

There is a discussion about this here :


you have another option : the headless adapter. Using the PSVR as the main display can’t work properly because you need the main window to be in front in order to interact with keyboard and mouse (if you need it).

So in order to reach 120hz, you can buy this :

It will simulate a 120hz screen. But you might have only one HDMI output on your video card. You can in this case use a Displayport to HDMI adapter but you will need an active one. All passives are limited to 60 hz and won’t help. here is one example :

Now you have the headless adapter, plug it in your PC (keep the screen too).

Now this is how i do it : launch the game, verify that that SBS view is in the headset (using windows key + shift + arrows if needed to place it properly). click on the “non SBS view” to make sure it is in front and shut down the main screen. There you are, HMD is @ 120 hz for much less than a 120hz monitor."

u/jeffbarr · 6 pointsr/aws

I use this one and have been very happy with it. You may enjoy my WorkSpaces story as well.

u/SoCalStormtrooper · 1 pointr/battlestations

CPU | Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core | $350.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterAir MA410P 66.7 CFM | $47.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 | $100.00 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 | $275.99 @ Amazon
Storage | SanDisk - Ultra 3D 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive & Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB | $529.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Case | Corsair - Carbide Quiet 600Q ATX Full Tower | $149.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX | $39.99 @ B&H
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro Full 64-bit | $125.89 @ Trusted Tech Team
Wireless Network Adapter | Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac | $34.51 @ OutletPC
Monitors | Sceptre C325W-1920R Curved 32-Inch
Keyboard | E-Element Z-88 RGB Mechanical
Mouse | Logitech G600
Speaker | TaoTronics Soundbar
By Request: Mousepad | Mercy Comfort Silica Gel Wrist Rest
u/bonestamp · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I've got the steagle one on one of my macbooks and it's great. If you don't want to stick anything to your computer, I've got this magnetic one and it's also great:

u/fahsky · 1 pointr/3DS

I really like ArmorSuit's screen protectors. They 'heal' from scratches, its pretty nifty. They are a little more involved to install, requiring you to use their installation spray (included) & more expensive, but they've impressed me so far.

u/gyph256 · 3 pointsr/crtgaming

Your best bet is to get the active Benfei adapter for $8 off Amazon.

It can’t do RGB at max resolution but if you set your output to yprbr it can do 1920x1200@85hz.

If you WANT you can waste money on a Sunix and get full RGB, but honestly it’s not worth the 5-10x the price depending on stock and they all have some issues where the bottom band of pixels displays on top.

The benfei is also amazing for PS3 XBox360 etc.



The fuck am I being downvoted for? Nothing I said was incorrect. I own every product on this list and the FW900...

u/PioneerStig · 1 pointr/Monitors

Found my solution: SilverStone Technology NUC/Monitor Arm Extension Bracket with VESA Mount Specification (MVA01)

thanks for the help everyone!!!

u/doodom · 2 pointsr/ParsecGaming

I'm new to Parsec, but I guess you could autologin with your password protected user and then lock the session right away with this simple batch script. This way you`ve got both your user session started and Parsec running on background without fear of anyone snitching on your computer

EDIT: Apparently my solution works but you can't see anything from the Parsec client until the Parsec server detects the screen (to do so you have to press a key on a keyboard attached to the server). Is there anyway to run Parsec without any screen actually attached?

EDIT 2: It seems I need a dummy HDMI like this to trick the PC on believing it has a screen connected. I ordered one but now I have to wait 2 weeks for it to arrive from the US. :(

u/lensaticflare · 1 pointr/techsupport

For a wireless HDMI dongle, try this one. It was featured in a LTT video and seems to work pretty well.

Windows will output through HDMI at whatever resolution you want, up to a certain maximum that isn't supported by that HDMI standard. You should be fine with FHD.

u/a2st · 1 pointr/Dell

Yes, it's possible with TB16 dock via 2xDP1.2 connection.
There is also a special adapter:

Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - Supports one 5K or two 4K Displays (TB3-DDP4K)

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Oh that is pretty neat! But they are $100!

u/sdgros01 · 1 pointr/Surface

I have this one for when I'm on the go. At home I have the sp4 dock, but this one works great to run external monitors on the go. I haven't had any issues with it.

u/osskid · 3 pointsr/Vive

I use this headless HDMI adapter for both VR and Steam Link:

It's a bit pricey, but it does a great job.

u/the1bbb · 2 pointsr/VFIO

I recommend using this: dummy plug

Works great for me at 120hz @ 2k resolution.

u/iamdelf · 2 pointsr/theNvidiaShield

There is a way to sort of do this. You can get one of these "headless monitors" Windows will see and treat it like it was a real monitor. Then set it up with whatever resolution you want and extend the desktop on to it.

u/manys · 1 pointr/DIY

As a turnkey option, you can get extension brackets to mount a NUC or other VESA-sized case in a pretty clean fashion.

u/JokerAceX · 1 pointr/wacom

Depends on the tablet you're using, if it's one of the 2018/19 pro models (PTH860/660/460KOA) then you may need to use a protective cover over the drawing area. It seems to be an intention in the design that the texture on the drawing area eats the nibs up, even with the smoothest surface sheet. This is the cover I purchased, good luck.

u/gzunk · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you get a monitor that supports a standard VESA mount, then you can get a bracket that you install between the stand and the screen to which you screw a mini PC like a NUC.

Have a look at this Amazon page for ideas.

u/generalmx · 1 pointr/techsupport -- monitors would need two DisplayPort 1.2 ports for daisy-chaining.

Thunderbolt DOES support multiple DisplayPort monitors, but I'm only seeing adapters for Thunderbolt 3, like this one: (linked just for reference).

u/General_Rye · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've been looking at the same one, and Googling the model pretty much only comes up with Newegg, and your post here. Nowhere has any reviews.

There's a similar model on amazon by the same company that has decent reviews.

There's also a BenQ on which is basically the same thing, just with a more recognizable brand and you can actually find reviews for it.

u/HotSatin · 2 pointsr/gifs

Amazon says you can get it for $75+shipping ... for 6" x 9"! lol ... in September when it comes back in stock.

u/AppHelper · 2 pointsr/Monitors

There are Thunderbolt 3 graphics docks that use the DisplayLink 6000-series chipset with two DisplayPort 1.2 outputs and multiple USB 3.0 ports. However, compatibility with Macs is spotty.

I have a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 x DisplayPort 1.2 adapter and it works like a charm. There are some splitters that also include gigabit Ethernet (that doesn't matter to you because Mac Minis still have Ethernet, thankfully). However, there's no USB output.

u/Jigsus · 3 pointsr/homedefense

Cover the camera with smart glass. Switch it on and off remotely

That will make the camera invisible while guests are there.

u/SwervinGirvin · 2 pointsr/crtgaming

You're going to need something like this to drive higher Hz frequencies.

u/doingthedo · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Or, you could just get smart. Lock your computer when you leave, and get one of these..

u/gani_stryker · 9 pointsr/sffpc

Slap a NUC behind a monitor and call it a day?

literally slap

u/DarthContinent · 1 pointr/AskReddit

You could use a very tiny font, or a privacy filter.

u/sporkpdx · 2 pointsr/intelnuc

I used one of these with my Hades for a while.

u/Ganouche · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

I would, but I already have my eyes on two of these guys.

u/worm_bagged · 1 pointr/crtgaming

According to the Hardforum thread, this active DP-VGA converter should be able to push all the common resolutions of the FW900 with no issues. I would do your own research, however.

u/thegenregeek · 2 pointsr/VRGaming

> It has a Thunderbolt port (mini displayport)...

This is a Thunderbolt 3 device, which means it's Thunderbolt port is a USB-C connector. Not the Mini Displayport connector, which was used for Thunderbolt 1 and 2.

There's no Mini DisplayPort connector on the ports list (so the Rift S adaptor will not work). This only has an HDMI.

OP would need to use a Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort adaptor. Though I don't know if it will work with the Rift S.

u/n4ru · 1 pointr/Vive

The Pimax is an LCD so the colors are absolute garbage and it isn't very bright. This is irrelevant for most browsing and for doing my job (programming, which I get to do in VR twice a week from home). So it's not that I prefer triple monitors, it's that any of my triple monitors have better colors and brightness than the Pimax. Sometimes I game on my Ultrawide for this same reason but it's a bit silly that it gets so little use now since I just bought it a few months back.

The 1080p was the software limitation which is no longer an issue. The HDMI chip is 1.4b, which can do upwards of 2K@60Hz (which it can now do), or 4K@30Hz (which it still can't). There's also a way to do 4K@60Hz via YUV420 which is essentially 4K pixels but only 1080p colors. This isn't implemented either though.

Here's what I use to get a 4K display in VR without having a real 4K display: