HYTE Y60 Premium Mid-Tower Chassis Review

A Closer Look

The Y60 reminds many users of Lian-Li O11, so one of the most popular enthusiast cases in the last years. We can see how many compare these two products, and since there have been many similar products recently, I will also use it as a direct comparison looking at some features.

The case arrived in perfect condition. The build quality is higher than that of recent Lian-Li or most other brand products. Everything fits perfectly, and there are these little things that really matter for enthusiast-grade products. For sure, it’s aesthetics, so all the printings, used screws, case shape, and some more.

Overall we could say it’s similar to other dual-chamber cases. However, there are differences, and you won’t notice some of them until you start installing PC components inside.

At first, it’s not hard to miss the, as HYTE called, panoramic view. I don’t think anyone else did that before in a tower ATX case. It presents much better than a typical design, especially when the PC stands in the corner. Since there are three glass panels, then access is also easy. All the panels, including the back, are opening without any unnecessary force, which is not so obvious looking at some other products that cost about the same as the Y60.

The top panel can be removed and installed without issues which I couldn’t say about the last O11 that I had in my hands. The top is made of plastic and isn’t blocking air much. If we install a water cooler on top, then it should have good airflow.

The back/side panel is made of steel and is painted red. The red paint on all elements looks great. It’s glossy and has deep red color. The cut-out design is similar to the top panel and also should provide good airflow. Here is, however, one “but.” HYTE recommends installing fans on the back/side if we use a more typical air cooler with higher wattage processors. Some users also noticed limited airflow when there were no additional fans. I guess it’s a piece of good advice to install at least slow-spinning fans to force any airflow. On the other hand, with the installed 240mm AIO cooler on the back/side, we had no problems with the temperatures.

Since I mentioned the airflow, then maybe some words about fans. They’re quiet, and they provide good air pressure, but why they’re white when the case is black/red? I would like red or black fans. Even though they’re good then, somehow I doubt that anyone who builds a custom PC with high-end components will keep them.

Inside the case, we will find three dust filters on the top, bottom and side. The bottom filter is nicely built-in, and the whole bottom fan bay is a good idea as it gives additional airflow but is hidden and looks great.

The front panel cables are also hidden and are long enough to connect everything without problems. The front panel includes USB-C, two USB-A, an audio jack, and a power button. There is a Y cable for the jack port in the package if we ever need it. The USB-C on the front seems like a must nowadays, while the reset button seems not necessary anymore, so we won’t cry that it’s missing.

One of the very important additions is PCIe 4.0 riser. The riser itself usually costs about $50-100, while here, we get in the cost of the case, which is listed at $199. In the red/black Y60 version, the riser is red/black, so it perfectly fits the case. As you can see in the below photos, it comes with foam protection for the time of transport.

The main frame is made of steel, and it doesn’t seem to be thick, but its shape causes the whole case to be firm and is not bending even under higher pressure on larger surfaces.

On the back, we can install quite a large PSU, and as you can see, the radiator spot on the side is quite deep. This is one of the things I really like in the Y60. In Lian-Li O11, it wasn’t possible to install a thick radiator and large graphics card, while here we can do that. Also, in the standard O11 Dynamic, if we installed a radiator on top, then it could block some motherboards with large VRM heatsinks. Here we don’t have these problems while the case is about the same size.

The Y60 doesn’t seem as spacious as it really is. I found that out once I started with the PC components installation. I will tell you some more about that on the next page.


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