Hyte’s Y40

Palms On: Hyte’s Y40 Is a Fairly, Reasonably priced PC Present Case

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Hyte’s glass-happy Y60 case has been a shock hit with those that wish to exhibit their fairly PC elements, even when we dinged it for the truth that it’s decidedly not nice relating to temperatures. Clearly, the corporate is prepared for a follow-up. Earlier this yr, Hyte introduced a extra reasonably priced Y40 mannequin, which ditches one of many glass panels (you continue to get one on the entrance and the aspect) for a smaller footprint and a extra reasonably priced worth of $150.

Hyte despatched us the flashy crimson mannequin (it’s additionally out there in black or white), and after constructing a system within the Y40, I got here away largely impressed. There’s a surprising quantity of element right here, although a few of it appears aimed extra at type than performance. This case isn’t going to win over any new performance-focused followers, although. The issues about airflow and temperatures stay, on condition that the entrance and aspect are stable sheets of glass.

Regardless of its extra compact measurement in comparison with the Y60 (the Y40 is almost two inches narrower and about an inch shorter than the Y60), I had no issues becoming an RTX 4090 within the case, and the cardboard sits vertically entrance and heart, because of the included PCIe 4.0 riser cable – which is a pleasant included function, given the case’s worth. PCIe 4.0 riser cables usually promote for round $40 or extra on their very own. However in the event you’re going so as to add critical high-end {hardware}, you’ll undoubtedly need greater than the 2 120mm followers that the corporate contains with the case. And there’s no RGB lighting included both, which is considerably odd on condition that this case is all about displaying off your elements.

Specs of the Hyte Y40

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Kind ATX Mid-Tower
Motherboard Help Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX
Dimensions (HxWxD) 17.28 x 9.4 x 18.58-inches
Max GPU Size 14-inches
CPU Cooler Top 7.2-inches 
Inner Bays 1x 3.5-inch or 2x 2.5-inch 
Enlargement Slots 4, plus 6 half-height
Entrance I/O 2x USB 3.0 Kind-A, 1x USB 3.2 Kind-C, 1x mic / headphone jack
Different PCIe 4.0 x 16 riser cable
Entrance Followers None
Rear Followers 1x 120mm
High Followers None
Backside Followers 1x 120mm
Weight 19 kilos
Guarantee 3 years

Hyte Y50 Motherboard and GPU Help

Similar to the Y60, Hyte’s Y40 helps ATX and smaller motherboards, and there’s room for the largest of massive GPUs. The case helps playing cards 4 slots thick and your card must be greater than 16 inches lengthy earlier than the tip of it might begin bumping up towards the glass on the entrance of the case.

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I put in the Colourful RTX 4090 Vulcan OC within the backside of the case (by way of the pre-installed riser cable), and the cardboard was a a lot simpler match right here than the exact angling I needed to do to get the identical GPU into the Fractal North case.

Hyte Y40 Panels, Storage and Enlargement

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The pop-off prime and rear aspect panels are lined with black plastic, which includes the mud filters into daring patterns and contains some Hyte branding. That is each enticing and a bit odd, given that you simply’re solely actually going to see these items when constructing or upgrading your system. And also you’ll must pop these panels off to scrub the mud filters. The mud filters on the underside of the case (there are two) are detachable, however they aren’t the simplest to drag off and reinstall, as a result of they’re made from versatile plastic and should be wedged into steel channels which might be a part of the underside of the chassis. At the least the mud filters are plentiful right here.

Storage goes to be a sticking level for some. Certain, M.2 slots are more and more plentiful. However for individuals who nonetheless wish to use SATA drives, there’s a detachable mounting plate behind the motherboard the place you possibly can connect both two 2.5-inch or one 3.5-inch drive. And that’s technically all of the case helps. This appears a bit odd, on condition that there’s clearly room underneath the vented PSU shroud that runs alongside the underside of the case. However as that is each the principle air consumption space and instantly beneath the place the graphics card sits, I may see drives right here being an extra hindrance to airflow. This case simply isn’t constructed for many storage – until all that storage installs instantly onto your motherboard by way of M.2 connectors. Given the scale of this case, I’d wish to see not less than a pair extra mounts for two.5-inch drives.

Different growth choices are much less restrictive, though there are issues. Except for the 4 vertically mounted growth slots in your GPU, there are seven horizontal slots on the again of the case. However one is occupied by the mounting of the card-like PCIe 4.0 riser cable. And all of those are half-height slots because the vertically mounted GPU sits in entrance of them. 

Granted, many individuals (or particularly many gaming-focused builders) solely use growth slots for the graphics card. And if you wish to plug in one thing else, like a Wi-Fi 6E card or one thing so as to add extra USB ports, there are many half-height choices out there. Simply know getting into that past the GPU, any growth playing cards you put in should be low profile.

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The entrance ports are not less than fairly customary. You get a pair of USB 3.0 Kind-A ports (flanked by a pleasant clickly, LED-ringed energy button), a headphone /mic combo jack and a USB-C port.

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