HYTE is definitely turning out to be a brand to look out for. As I mentioned at the beginning of this review we were really impressed with their Revolt 3 and now we have the Y60 which definitely sits in a league of its own. This is of course HYTE’s first mid-tower and they for sure set out to turn some heads. I mean just looking at this case you can see that it is designed to show off your system. While we’ve seen so many cases with tempered glass front and side panels, HYTE when ahead a changed things up by adding the 45-degree panel to this case. This really makes this case different than what we’ve seen from Lian Li’s O11 series. Combine that with the three different color options and this case is going to be the center of attention on your desk.
Internally you have room for motherboards up to E-ATX, long graphics cards, and even full-size power supplies. Many other cases with this type of design only support SFX or SFX-L power supplies, so it is good to see ATX power supply support. For a case with so much glass you do have room for adequate cooling with cooling mounts on the top, side, bottom, and rear of the case. The top and side mounts are the only two that do support watercooling though. Building in this case was a breeze and besides the needing to rotate the rear fan we did not run into a single issue. Also things never seemed cramped or anything like that, which sometimes happens in cases like this.
I do like that HYTE basically forces you to mount your graphics card vertically with the included PCIe 4.0 riser. While this is great, HYTE does this because all of the main expansion slots are low-profile. While this might not be a big deal for most people who are just installing their graphics card, if you are installing a capture care, sound card, etc you are out of luck on this case.
HYTE does include three 120 mm fans with the case (2 bottom, 1 rear), but these fans are RPM (3-pin), not PWM (4-pin), which is a bit disappointing. Also with room inside for up to 8 fans it would have been nice to have a fan controller included. Another thing to keep in mind is that these fans are not RGB so if you want to light up the inside of the case you’ll need to buy RGB fans or a couple RGB strips.
Right now the Y60 is selling at our favorite online retailer for $199. That might seem expensive, but remember you are getting the PCIe 4.0 riser, which easily sell for $50 or more. I would have liked to see HYTE offer a version of this case with no fans. As I mentioned the included fans are RPM (not PWM) and if you are doing a build you are likely to replace them anyways.
I think if you are looking for a case to really show off your build the HYTE Y60 should be at the top of your list. Overall ThinkComputers gives the HYTE Y60 Case a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Really unique design
– Easy to build in
– Full size ATX power supply support
– Supports motherboards up to E-ATX
– Design elements flow throughout the case
– Three colors available
– PCIe 4.0 riser
– Easy to remove side panels
– Fans are RPM not PWM
– Main expansion slots are low-profile
– No fan controller
– No fan-less option