What you need to know
- The NZXT H1 PC case is available for purchase again through the NZXT website.
- The case went through a safety recall last month due to a potential fire hazard.
- The issue has since been addressed and you can purchase the case for $350.
The NZXT H1 PC case is avaialble for purchase again directly from NZXT. The case was recalled due to a safety concern on December 22, 2020, but the issue has since been addressed and people can purchase the PC case again. The NZXT H1 is avaialble now for $350.
The safety concern was a fire hazard caused by screws that could potentially cause an electrical short circuit. NZXT described the issue in more detail when it issued the safety recall:
We've identified a potential safety issue with H1 cases and have temporarily paused new sales. The two screws that attach the PCIe Riser assembly to the chassis may cause an electrical short circuit in the printed circuit board that may overheat and create the possibility of a fire hazard. While this issue impacts a small percentage of cases, we are playing it safe and are developing a simple-to-use repair kit that you can install without having to ship your case anywhere.
Since that recall, NZXT has addressed the issue, which presumably includes swapping the screws, and placed the case back on its website. The company notes that the case will slowly roll out to other retailers, such as Amazon, but is currently only available on NZXT's website.
As for the case itself, it's a vertically designed tower. The price tag may seem high, but for that price you get more than just the chassis. You also get a 650W SFX power supply with 80 Plus Gold certification and a liquid cooler with a 140mm radiator. Despite being a relatively small case, it can fit full-size GPUs inside. That means you shouldn't have to pass up any of the best graphics cards for your PC build.
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