Hyte is iBuyPower’s PC builder subsidiary, and you can either pack the new chassis in its cleanest, cleanest, most empty form or get it ready to go with some great modern gaming components ready to play out of the box.
We’ve had a bright red version of the Hyte Y60 in the office for a while now, and it’s a great built-in case. I’ve been fiddling around with Steam Deck a lot over the past month or so and it’s actually been pretty satisfying to jump into a classic PC build. I didn’t even scrape too much skin off my knuckles with a fresh Alder Lake system.
I took the red theme to heart and chose a couple of key Asus ROG components for my build: the ROG Strix B660-I Gaming Wi-Fi and the monstrous ROG Ryujin II 360 cooler. By slipping a Core i5 12400 processor underneath that pump, popping in some shiny Corsair DDR5 and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition, my project is over.
Motherboard support: EATX, ATX, mATX, mini-ITX
Dimensions: 456 x 285 x 462 mm
Colors: White/black, black/black, red/black
Radiator support: Side: 120, 140, 240, 280 mm, thickness up to 150 mm | Top: 120, 240, 360 mm, thickness up to 28 mm | Rear: 120mm
Storage: 2x 3.5″ HDD or 4x 2.5″ SSD
Interface: 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
Price: 200 dollars
I must say, surprisingly fast.
Removing the front and rear panels gives you a huge amount of room to work, and the ability to mount a full 360mm chip cooler radiator into the roof of the case frees up a lot of wiggle room.
The Y60 also makes it easy to vertically mount your graphics card with a strong vertical cable that attaches to the case in two places to keep it and the GPU stable.
And it looks great, although it has a certain aquarium/terrarium vibe to it. However, I don’t mind it, but actually putting a lizard, much less a fish, into the case will not benefit either the animal or the silicon. I once saw Gigabyte make an aquarium PC and it was way more trouble than it was worth. At least it saved the fish. Well, while I was there anyway. However, I have problems with the Y60. There are only two drive bays, and while I love the fact that they fit both 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives, this limitation meant that when I installed the large Asus chip chiller, I had nowhere else to install the fan controller. This meant that, for all my sweet cable-management prowess, I had to leave the box hanging around the back of the case.
Luckily though, the split nature of the design hides all sorts of cable sins behind the back of the motherboard. Which, by the way, has a massive cutout that allows you to fiddle with cooling mounts without removing the board from the case. Always very grateful for this.
I will also say that the distance between the motherboard and the vertical mounting point of the 240mm radiator on the back of the case seems to be large for many AIO coolers. The tube will be taut, trying to penetrate the bottom of the radar.
The Hyte Y60 is very similar to Corsair’s premium chassis, which obviously came into its sights, which is a definite plus. But with a $200 price tag, it’s on par with “oh, that’s expensive.”
The focus is on aesthetics as well as overall cooling, and the design is built to ensure uninterrupted airflow around the case. As long as you use liquid cooling anyway, otherwise, you will need to install a couple more intake fans if you are using a standard air cooler. There are already a pair of exhaust fans at the base of the case, specifically designed to blow air around the installed graphics card.
Or you can go semi-naked and remove the tempered glass panels entirely to leave a fully exposed chassis. How continental.
I think the Hyte Y60 is a great-looking PC case that’s also a lot of fun to fit into. I love the terrarium aesthetic and there is room for even the most powerful components. But heck, at $200 it’s expensive, with just a couple of hard drive bays and no other attachment points, it just feels a bit limiting for such a premium chassis.