HYTE Y60 PC Case review – Innovative cooling design and sleek aesthetic
HYTE Y60 Case (Black)March 15, 2021
HYTE debuted last year with their slim Mini-ITX/ATX PC chassis, the Revolt 3. The Revolt 3 is a bold design coming from the new subsection of IBUYPOWER. With its unique toolless design, offering ample airflow in a somewhat tight package, HYTE turned heads with its initial case design.
The company is back again, debuting the Y60, their first foray into an ATX-based PC case. The original debut was during CES 2022 in January, and the company sent us a black case to review.
Let's take a look at what the Y60 has to offer.
First, HYTE designed a mid-tower PC chassis with more than ample viewing capabilities for users and onlookers with three clear tempered glass panels. There is a slight amount of space between each glass panel to allow air to escape. But, HYTE did not stop there. The company continues its vertical GPU mounting technique, with plenty of vents surrounding the remainder of the chassis so that air is not gathered internally but pushed through the surrounding vents. This attention to detail allows for efficient cooling when adding a liquid cooling system and offering the removal of any pockets of heat.
Continuing with HYTE's clean aesthetic, they strategically placed the power button and surrounded two USB 3.0, two USB-C 3.2, and an audio port for easy access for any corner desk layout. The case is made of ABS, steel, and tempered glass, so it's incredibly girthy and built to last. The company does warn users that the tempered glass can be fragile, so when taking apart the case, you need to be careful where the placement of the panels is as not to damage them in the process. The Y60 comes in black (like the one we received) but also is available in white, and in a surprising twist, they have a red variant. The red is striking, and for those looking for an aggressive setup, the red Y60 chassis is sure to please.
The HYTE Y60 can handle two 3.5" HDDs or four 2.5" SSDs for plenty of memory ability. The HYTE Y60 can support an ITX, ATX, mATX, or EATX motherboard. The power supply section measures up to 235mm in length, which will support most standard power supply units. For GPU compatibility, the HYTE Y60 can take up to 375mm in size and 75mm in height, but they recommend 60mm or less for the best cooling capability for the most premium cooling offering. When talking about cooling, the HYTE Y60 case can support between 120mm on the side, top, and rear of the case, with a maximum of 360mm with 28mm thickness on the top and 280mm with 150mm thickness on the side.
Cable placement is never an issue with HYTE, and their mission is to offer premium cooling capability and cord control with their builds. The majority of the cables are placed near the case's back panel, and the company gives users plenty of room and cable length to reach all essential components with minimal hassle.
For $199.99, the HYTE Y60 Case is an excellent option for those that enjoy showing off their builds. The clear panels offer so much viewing area that RGBs or innovative cooling designs can shine through while at the same time offering great covering to limit dust and accidental damage. The tempered glass panels seem thick, but when placing and removing the panels, there were a few times that I was afraid I would drop them, so I made sure that I had plenty of cushioning surrounding the case as I was looking at the various parts of the case. We are unable to test this system with complete specs, such as motherboard, GPU, and other crucial components, so we will likely revisit this in the future to offer another look at the fantastic second offering from HYTE in much more complete detail.
Starting March 15th, 2022, the HYTE Y60 will be available for purchase, and at the time of writing, the white chassis option is unavailable, but the black and red variants are and will ship April 18th 2022. It will be available on the official HYTE website and partnering sellers soon.
For HYTE's second offering in PC cases, the Y60 is focused on internal displaying of aggressive PC builds, while maintaining the company's focus on fantastic cooling and cable management, which appears to be two areas that are a necessity for consumers of all types.
- - Heavy duty
- - Offers ample viewing of internal components much better than most PC cases on the market.
- - Low cost
- - Tempered glass cases must be handled with care and not stacked on one another.