Li-Heat GPU Vertical Mounting Bracket Review: Page 2 of 5

Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:00am

Packaging & A Closer Look

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

Li-Heat’s vertical mounting kit comes in a rather small cardboard box with a picture of the unit inside.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The first thing you are greeted with when opening the box is the PCIe riser in an ESD safe bag.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The bracket pieces are disassembled and cradled in cardboard in the bottom of the box.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The kit consists of two brackets plus the riser.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The first piece is what attaches to your case. The ‘fingers’ on the right support it from the motherboard tray side. It offers four normal ‘slots’ to mount everything vertically.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The second piece takes up one of those slots and holds the PCIe riser as well as most of the weight of the card.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

When joined together, you have up to three slots available for your GPU.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

If you have a smaller card or just want to bring it a little closer to the window in your case, you can slide the support bracket forward a few slots.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The PCIe riser itself is very nice. The flexible cable is very narrow and very thin, but robust and well shielded.  The connections to the PCB components on each side are shrouded in a plastic cover.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The backside looks very similar with the exception of the through-hole solder connection of the female PCIe x16 socket.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The entire riser measures a little bit under 200mm long with the flexible cable itself being around 150mm in length.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

The riser just pokes through the mounting bracket from the bottom.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

Two included thumbscrews hold the PCIe riser in place.

Li-Heat high-intensity GPU vertical mounting bracket

If you have a compact case, you may need to abandon the thumbscrews for space reasons and use a few spare M3 SSD screws instead.

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