Do you want to flaunt your gaming PC? Are little peacocks attached to the computer? The new Hyte Y60 chassis will do just that, with its tempered wraparound glass surround, placing your graphics card front and center so you can stand out the component you’ve been missing out on.
Hyte is the sister company to PC building hardware, iBuyPower, and you can either put the new chassis in its purest, purest, and empty form, or have it ready-made around some cool modern gaming components that are ready to play out of the box.
We’ve had a bright red version of the Hyte Y60 in the office for some time now, and it’s a great case to build on. I’ve been messing around with Steam Deck a lot over the past month or so, and it was really nice to jump into a classic PC build. I didn’t even scrape so much skin off my knuckles that it jammed a new alder lake system into it.
I took the red theme to heart and picked two key Asus ROG components for my PC: the ROG Strix B660-I Gaming Wi-Fi and the brutal ROG Ryujin II 360 cooler. Slithering a Core i5 12400 CPU under that pump, jamming into some shiny pirate DDR5, and a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition, I completed my project.
Y60 . Specifications
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 up to 150 mm | Top: 120, 240, 360 mm up to 28 mm | Rear: 120 mm
storage: 2x 3.5 inch HDD or 4x 2.5 inch SSD
user interface: 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
price: $ 200
That has to be said in a surprisingly fast way.
Removing the front and rear panels gives you plenty of room to work with, and the ability to mount a full 360mm slide cooler into the enclosure roof, giving plenty of room to maneuver.
The Y60 also makes vertical mounting of your graphics card simple, with a sturdy jumper cable that attaches to the chassis in two places to keep it and the GPU stable.
And it looks great, even though it has a certain aquarium/aquarium. However, I am not against this, but actually putting a lizard, not to mention a fish, in the enclosure will do nothing for either the animal or the silicone. I once saw Gigabyte make a computer in the shape of a fish tank and that was a much bigger problem than it was worth. Although at least it kept the fish alive. Well, while I was there anyway.
I have problems with the Y60. There are only two drive bays, and while I like the fact that they will accommodate both 3.5- and 2.5-inch drives, this restriction meant that when I was installing the large Asus chipset cooler, there was no other place to mount the fan controller. This meant that, despite all the ingenuity with arranging the cables, I had to leave the box dangling around the back of the chassis.
Thankfully though, the piecemeal nature of the design hides all sorts of cable sins behind the motherboard’s back panel. Which, by the way, has a large opening to allow you to manipulate the cooling mounts without removing the board from the case. Always very grateful for that.
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 looks like an extension for many AIO coolers. The tube will be pulled tightly in an attempt to fall to the bottom of the rad.
The Hyte Y60 looks a lot like the premium Corsair chassis that’s clearly in sight, which is a definite plus. But at $200, it pretty much falls in the same ballpark as “Oh, that’s expensive.”
It focuses on aesthetics, but also general cooling, with a design created to enable continuous airflow around the structure. As long as you’re using liquid cooling anyway, you’ll need to install two more intake fans if you’re using a standard air cooler. There are actually a couple of exhaust fans at the base of the case, mainly to draw air over the graphics card that is also installed.
Or you can go semi-naked and pull out the entire pane of glass to leave a completely open structure. How continental.
I think the Hyte Y60 is a great looking computer case, and a really pleasure to build in too. I’m interested in beauty in a terrarium, and there’s room for even the most delicate of ingredients. But, damn it, at $200, it’s expensive and with a few slots for the hard drive, and no other mounting points, it feels a bit restrictive for such a premium chassis.