Hyte Y40

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Hyte has been out with a lot of new cabinets, in different sizes. This time, we will look at one of the slightly smaller ones, the Y40, which comes with a good size, lots of space and a stylish design. It comes in several different colors, from the standard all black, or black with either white or red and finally their snow white, which creates the foundation for an all white build.

Before we get started, I've been on Hyte's website to find specifications on the Y40.

Specifications and features

  • Type: Mid tower
  • Dimensions: 439 x 240 x 472 mm
  • Materials: Metal, tempered glass
  • Motherboard support: Up to ATX
  • Hard disk spaces: 2x 2.5" + 1x 3.5"
  • Maximum PSU length: 224 mm
  • CPU cooler maximum height: 183 mm
  • Graphics card maximum length: 422 mm
  • Colours: Black/white/red/Snow white
  • PCI slots: 4+6 half height

Fan support:

  • Front: -
  • Top: 3x 120 mm
  • Rear: 1x 120 mm
  • Bottom: 1x 120 / 1x 140 mm
  • Side: 2x 120 / 2x 140 mm

Radiator support:

  • Front: -
  • Top: Up to 360 mm
  • Rear: Up to 120 mm
  • Bottom: -
  • Side: Up to 240/280 mm

Around Hyte Y40

Hyte Y40 comes in different color variants. The case is a smaller mid-tower, which can handle up to ATX motherboards. Without having to buy extra, it is possible to mount the graphics card both vertically and horizontally.

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Hyte Y40, reminds in some points about its big brothers Y60 and Y70, with a few differences. The design itself is very stylish, with the combination of white and black. The cabinet has glass on both sides and front.

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The front can be easily removed and is fixed with a click system at the top. Which means no tools are needed to remove the sides.

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If we look more closely at the bottom of the cabinet, the IO panel is monetized at the bottom of the cabinet on the front. We have jack sockets, two USB-A, one USB-C and the power button.

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Inside the case, the Hyte Y40 supports up to ATX motherboards. Although the cabinet has 10L less capacity than the Y60, there is still room for larger graphics cards, which can be up to 422mm compared to the 350mm that the Y60 had. Although the cabinet has a smaller size, it still has room for a 360mm radiator at the top or 280mm at the side. From the start, a horizontal adapter for the graphics card is also fitted, with the Hyte design and logo, which matches the rest of the design.

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Since it is a glass front, it is not possible to install a fan in the front. However, it is possible to mount either two 120mm or two 140mm fans on the side.

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On the back we have six half PCIe expansion slots, as well as four more which are vertically mounted. Which makes one have to be aware of in relation to mounting PCIe devices.

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If we open up the cabinet, we can see how the cables are routed from the bottom, and therefore do not need to fill up from the top. In addition to that, it also has a fan installed at the bottom, which can ensure cold air from bottom to top. There is plenty of room to route the cables around.

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Installation of hardware

Before we move on to mounting the hardware in the case, we need to take a look at the included accessories. We have a jack adapter, some strips and screws for mounting the motherboard, SSD and HDD.

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The power supply is inserted from the back side, where it is then screwed to the cabinet.

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The cabinet has been easy to work with, but the easiest thing was without a doubt to have all the sides removed, to have free access to be able to mount all the hardware. With an ATX motherboard mounted, it fits nicely with inputs for cables. The graphics card itself is in the larger size, but there is still plenty of space in the cabinet. However, some work is required with the cables from the graphics card that go down to the power supply. As the fan sat right around where the cables go down and on to the power supply.

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I have found a price for the Y40 from Hyte which ends at 120$.

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If you want to see more details about the Y40 from Hyte, you can find more on Hyte's website by clicking on the banner.


Hyte Y40 is an extremely tight cabinet. Which comes with a lower price, and slightly less space than the predecessor Y60. Despite less space and cheaper price. So there has been no compromise with the space to be able to mount larger hardware.

The quality itself is really good, and it is possible to work with the cabinet without having to use a lot of tools.

The cabinet comes with an incredibly good price, and it could also have had a higher price, where it would still be able to defend that price.

We also have included PCIe 4.0 risers that come with it, and even though the case requires a bit to be able to work correctly with a graphics card, it is still not an extra thing that needs to be purchased in order to work.

The installation of the IO panel itself can of course be discussed as to whether it is the best location. But if you have the case standing on a table, or don't need to use the USB in the front that often, it makes perfect sense. However, there can easily be a risk of damage if you kick a USB plug that is attached to the cabinet at that height.

One thing that I experienced with the supplied fans was the noise level on them, here the sound level was incredibly high and since they ran with 3-pin it was only possible at one speed. However, this is a small thing that can easily be fixed.

I end the test by giving the Y40 from Hyte a score of 9 out of 10. It is without a doubt a great "small" mid tower cabinet to work with, the quality is good, the price is right and the design is nice. With some other fans, and acceptance that the graphics card can only be vertical, it is undoubtedly a good case purchase.


  • Good space
  • Good quality
  • Airflow optimized
  • Possibility of water cooling
  • Price
  • USB-C on the front panel
  • Installation of vertical graphics card with PCIe 4.0
  • Lots of dust filters


  • Horizontal graphics card, with half height on PCIe
  • Noise level from the fans

Score: 9

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