Graphics cards are huge and heavy. That’s not up for debate. What we should do about that, though, is up for discussion, and Cooler Master has a new answer in the form of the ELV8 Universal Graphics Card Holder.
Cooler Master says the ELV8 “is designed to attach to the Motherboard’s PCI slot, allowing a wide range of case compatibility.”
“The ELV8’s adjustable supporter bracket accommodates graphics cards of all sizes, allowing builders the freedom of choice,” the company adds in its press release. The ELV8 features adjustable settings for both card length and height; whatever card and case you have, the bracket has an answer. It screws into three of your case’s rear slots, distributing the weight over twice as much space.
Graphics cards’ excessive weight has forced motherboard manufacturers to add reinforced PCIe slots to motherboards for years now, and builders have been coming up with ways to support these weighty cards with 3D printing and other DIY methods for years.
Cooler Master developed the ELV8 in collaboration with TantricModz, whose Instagram is full of gorgeous PC hardware shots. As a result, the ELV8 looks particularly aesthetically pleasing compared to many of the options we’ve seen over the years. The RGB lighting is addressable, and Cooler Master says advertises all the big names.
If you’re looking to give your graphics card some much-needed tech support, you don’t have to wait long. The Cooler Master ELV8 Graphics Card Holder will be available at retailers like Amazon and Newegg for $24.99.