NZXT Pulls H1 Case Over Renewed Safety Concerns

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NZXT CEO Johnny Hou has posted a statement on his company’s website regarding an ongoing safety issue with the H1 case, which features a PCIe Gen3 riser cable that can potentially short and create a fire due to its proximity to case screw mounts. NZXT attempted to address this by swapping out the metal screws with nylon ones, but this doesn’t prevent someone from using the former.

The nylon screws were not the complete solution for the H1 fire hazard; they didn’t address the root cause of the issue. We didn’t account for scenarios where someone could replace the nylon screws with metal ones unknowingly. Our execution did not live up to the quality that our community has come to expect from us.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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