NZXT Stop H1 Case Production After It Proves To Be a Fire Hazard

NZXT is a company known for making computer cases. The company’s H1 case caught much following last year. Allowing for a powerful build in a body much similar in size to the Xbox Series X. The mini-tower PC case offered good options and really tested your cable management. Then suddenly though, cases abruptly sprung up. These were systems catching on fire due to a faulty PCIe riser cable and the screws being earthed. The company then halted production till they came up with the solution. The solution, simple enough, was to change the screws with the Nylon Screws as part of a repair kit but then Gamers Nexus investigated the situation. They came to the conclusion that even this change did not stop the “low-probability occurrence”, as the company stated.

The Issue at hand

According to an article posted on the PCWorld, the company has decided to call off the production based on these allegations from Gamers Nexus. The article states that the latter’s thorough investigation resulted in a few conclusions. While the defect is a rare occurrence, they claim that over time, this becomes more likely to happen. Not to mention, they explain, the design, with the stingy cable management simply has room for improvement and people are subjected to a hazardous experience altogether. In a response to this, the company would be halting production. They would also be releasing a completely redesigned casing to compensate all those people who requested for nylon screw replacement. This does not stop there, by the way. They claim that by the latter half of this year, they would be working with the US government in order to recall devices and save face, obviously.

Let’s see how they come out of this. They have tackled the problem quite responsibly. Perhaps their next iteration would solve these issues for good. After all, the case is actually pretty good and allows for some impressive builds.

Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.