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H1: NZXT replaces your flammable PCIe riser with a better designed one!

H1: NZXT replaces your flammable PCIe riser with a better designed one!

Originally, NZXT’s H1 case was a mini-ITX tower packed with a 120mm AIO and power supply. However, things got out of hand pretty quickly with reports of fires on this model. The cause? A poorly designed PCI express riser, at least, its screw attachment that could cause a short circuit or even a fire. As a result, the brand proposed nylon screws to limit the risks, but it was obviously not enough. This time, it is a question of a pure and simple replacement of the riser.

H1: NZXT replaces the spontaneous combustion riser!

NZXT H1 problem

Oula, it was hot there!

As can be seen in the photo above, the metal screws could cause severe heating of the circuit. This could lead to a fire in some cases. In order to avoid this kind of drama, NZXT is now proceeding, upon request, to a pure and simple replacement of its riser

. The new one seems to be much better designed, as shown in the photos from TechpowerUp.

Indeed, on the new one, one will notice the presence of grounding rings at the female connector. Moreover, these rings are similar to those found on our beloved motherboards. Thus, the grounding with the case is facilitated thus reducing the risks of accident.

NZXT H1 nouveau riser

Image source: TechpowerUp

All requests for the new riser can be made via this link. However, we can’t say that the brand will have been reactive on this issue. The box was launched in February 2020 and the first problems were noted in December 2020 with interruption of sales. More recently, last February, NZXT recalled 33,000 cases to arrive at this solution only now.

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