Cooler Master’s graphics card holder takes stress off your PC

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.

Cooler Master ELV8 Graphics Card Holder

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.

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takeasneededforpain

Did anyone else notice the graphic references vertical and horizontal adjustments backwards?

Thomas R Desfosses
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Thomas R Desfosses

I fixed the problem by doing 2080ti in sli with ek x3 block…nice tight and square…and about the same price point if you get rid of the pesky decimal point

DPete27
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DPete27

Finally a use for all those empty slots in ATX cases!!!

Jon
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Jon

Doesn’t everyone use the Up-Here ones at half this price point?

Waco
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I wish I could come up with a stock graphics card that needed this. Even the monstrous 4870X2 and 5970 cards were completely fine as long as you didn’t drop your damn case with them installed…

Krogoth
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As long as you properly anchor and aligned your motherboard to the chassis. There shouldn’t be any issues unless you are using a massive aftermarket/third-party HSF/waterblock. Clearance issues are more of a problem then anchoring/snagging in these instances though.

CityZen
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CityZen

But that’s exactly what UPS/Fedex/USPS would like to do with your new PC.

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pikaporeon

All I can think of is that it has the same name as a weed vape

usacomp2k3 (AJ)
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usacomp2k3 (AJ)

That’s a great price point.

Krogoth
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Krogoth

Outside of using massive third-party HSF/waterblocks. PCIe slots have been pretty much solid and have been able to handle massive stock GPUs without an issue.

This product seems to be another solution looking for a problem.

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Are you only considering official reference design cards as non-third party? I believe the majority of people have non-reference design coolers that were not custom-mods by the end user. Among these cards, the GPU sag effect appears to be pretty prevalent… Just about any PC I’ve seen with a large card and no support over the course of 2+ years has permanent sag damage. These type of reinforcements are a life saver.

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The days of snagging and poorly fitted cards and such were back with ISA, PCI and AGP units.

PCIe pretty much eliminated those problems and ironically some of the retention mechanisms found in 16x slots are too good that card removal was more problematic. You can accidentally pull out the pins if you aren’t careful. I end-up killing a PCIe 16x slot from this and had to RMA the motherboard.

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