Cooler Master ELV8 solves GPU sag with some overengineering

Cooler Master ELV8 solves GPU sag with some overengineering

Cooler Master ELV8 solves GPU sag with some over-engineering 

 Most PC builders will be aware of GPU sag. When the end of your graphics card droops below the level of your case’s PCIe brackets, not much can be done to avoid it. PCIe lanes can only offer limited levels of support, and your case’s PCI mounting points can secure a graphics card from one side. Surely there is an optimal way to avoid GPU-sag, or to mitigate it once it becomes a problem? 

Cooler Master has a solution, one which promises to work with every graphics card, promising universal support. Yes, Anti-sag GPU holders have been available for quite some time, but we have rarely seen something that’s this over-engineered. A lot of GPU anti-sag tools are machined pieces of metal with a few drilled holes and a brand logo. Simple stuff, but with the ELV8, Cooler Master takes several steps beyond the norm. 

In collaboration with the PC modder TantricModz, Cooler Master has designed this GPU holding tool to offer users both horizontal and vertical movement options for the unit’s support arm. This means that the ELV8 can deliver support where the user needs it, avoiding GPU fans while offering support for oddly sized 2.5-slot and 2.7-slot graphics cards.

On top of the ELV8’s customisation options, Cooler Master has also integrated ARGB (Addressable RGB) LEDs into their product, offering support for software control tools such as ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light and ASRock Polychrome Sync.    

Cooler Master ELV8 solves GPU sag with some overengineering  

What Cooler Master has done here is create a simple solution for a simple problem, at least at first glance. Seeing the level of adjustability this product offers, we can see that the ELV8 if a truly universal GPU holding tool. Cooler Master put a lot of care and effort into this design, which is great news for consumers. 

Cooler Master’s ELV8 GPU holder is due to release on October 7th for $24.99 in the US at Amazon and Newegg. At this time we do not know if this product will be available in the UK or EU. 

You can join the discussion on Cooler Master’s ELV8 Universal Graphics Card holder on the OC3D Forums.