NZXT H1 Display Mod

NZXT H1 Display Mod

This is a quick walkthrough on how to install the NZXT H1 3D Printed Display Bracket.  Let’s get started.

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Note: Each HDMI cable is different, but I found that the thinner the cable the better.  I struggled with my first cable that I had on hand which was quite thick and not very flexible, but switching to a thinner cable made installation a lot easier.  I have included a similar HDMI cable that I used for my installation in the above Amazon referral link.  The same goes for the micro USB cable, the thinner the better, but most micro USB cables are pretty small and flexible.  I ended up using a flat cable that worked wonderfully and I linked a similar product above in the Amazon referral link.

Case Preparation

First we’ll need to rearrange some of the power supply cables to make room for the  LCD Display and the bracket.  What I found works best is the following:

  • Move the SATA PSU cable to the top position
  • Adjust the PCI Express cables so they go under the 24 pin connector
  • Push the 24 pin connector cables to the left
  • Tuck any additional cables out of the way

Here is what it looks like after moving all the cables.

NZXT H1 PSU Cables

NZXT H1 PSU cable arrangement for 3.5″ LCD Display

NZXT H1 PSU cable arrangement for 5" LCD Display

NZXT H1 PSU cable arrangement for 5″ LCD Display

You’ll also want to route the HDMI and micro USB cables through your case however you see fit.  I currently have both cables routed above the SATA drive cage.  The cables are connected to the display in the top.

LCD Display Installation

Now we’ll want to install the display into the bracket.  You’ll want to install the ribbon cable side first under the clip and then slightly bend the bracket and push the clip in the other side.

Bracket Installation

Before we connect the HDMI and micro USB cables you’ll want to make sure there is enough room for the bracket to be installed without force.

  • Insert ball joint into ball joint connector
    • For the 5″ display there is a clip that goes around the bottom right portion of the frame that should be clipped in at this time.  You may need to flex the bracket slightly to securely clip it into place.
  • Push the frame at the top and it should clip into place

If you notice that there is some pressure being applied to the bracket you’ll want to  make some adjustments to the cables and try again.  If everything looks good then you can remove the bracket by reversing the steps and plugging in the cables and installing the bracket.  Again, it’s best if there isn’t any pressure being applied to the back of the display and bracket.

The display is plug and play, but if you are seeing a “No Signal” message, then simply restart your computer and it should work as an additional monitor.

Hope this guide helped and if you have any questions feel free to contact me either here or on Etsy.  Thanks 🙂

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