There’s something supremely industrial in regards to the nearly utilitarian design of the principally metallic Hyte Revolt 3 mini-ITX PC case. It doubles down on the angular, cuboid aesthetic with each aspect of the exterior design being unashamedly sharp. Properly, aside from the rounded, pop-out headphone holders, that’s. And even now I nonetheless do not know if I like this pared again strategy or discover it simply, properly, primary.
What I do know, nonetheless, is that this is a wonderful trendy chassis to construct your subsequent Mini-ITX PC into, with help for a variety of parts, and no riser cable to fret about.
It is one other wee chassis utilizing the identical kind of cubed vertical design popularised by the Xbox Collection X, and was PC fireplace by the NZXT H1. Okay, okay, that is perhaps just a little unfair now that there’s an NZXT H1 V2 revision that fixes the burning riser cable concern and improves on the in any other case wonderful design.
The Hyte Revolt 3 is extremely much like the H1, however has marked variations the place the 2 corporations have gone in numerous instructions with their inner design decisions. The shortage of riser cable is one, although that does not imply you are actually any much less restricted when it comes to your GPU alternative.
Revolt 3 specs
Motherboard help: Mini-ITX
Dimensions: 409 x 253 x 178 mm
Weight: 6.3 kg (inc. PSU)
GPU clearance: 335 x 58 mm
Radiator help: As much as 280 x 35 mm
Entrance I/O: 2x USB 3.2 Kind-A, 1x USB 3.2 Kind-C, 3.5 mm audio jack
PSU: 700W SFX 80 Plus Gold (optionally available)
Guarantee: 3 years (case)
Worth: $130 | $250 with PSU | £199
Something over 58mm thick is not going to suit, however that also offers you a bunch of fats graphics playing cards to select from, as much as one thing so chonk because the Asus TUF RTX 3080. However eliminating that riser level of failure is useful, and the Revolt 3 nonetheless homes every part in kind of the identical general footprint even with the motherboard mounted perpendicular to the GPU.
One different good thing about that is which you could squeeze a whole 280mm AIO liquid CPU cooler into the construct. Any off the peg chiller with a radiator underneath 35mm thick will match, and you will not run into the identical reminiscence top restrictions the H1 has. Our Corsair Dominator DDR5 equipment slot in simply completely. What may be a difficulty is the three.5-inch HDD bay subsequent to the PSU, although it is acquired a mesh cut-out so even when your followers are pressed towards it they will nonetheless get some airflow.
With a low-profile air cooler, nonetheless, even a not-so-low air cooler the truth is, you continue to have plenty of area to play with when selecting your elements. That is useful, as a result of the Revolt 3 can come as a very barebones chassis, so there’s not one of the cable or pipe routing assist the H1 design provides. It does provide you with free reign although on parts, and there may be nonetheless the choice to select it up with a 700W SFX PSU, too.
There’s additionally the choice to actually decide it up because of the angular, pop-out deal with on prime of the case. Which, actually, is a little bit of a ache to get out once you need to but in some way annoyingly simple to activate when you do not.
As a barebones chassis it is available in at a really affordable $130, however once you issue within the 700W PSU that leaps to $250. Initially I believed that was a bit steep, however it’s actually simply the worth of a high-capacity SFX energy provide nowadays. With the added bonus of figuring out that it’s going to match simply high quality and with routing no less than for the ability wiring.
That additionally means it is significantly cheaper than the H1 V2, which is a few $400, although does additionally imply you’ll have to discover your individual CPU cooler.
In relation to the precise construct course of, nonetheless, I nonetheless favour the NZXT chassis. Creating mini PCs back-to-back with these two chassis actually highlighted how rather more of a pleasure it’s getting your parts into the H1. It is nonetheless a cramped construct within the Revolt 3 even with out a liquid cooler and radiator concerned, most particularly after I was attempting to take care of the PSU and entrance panel cabling in across the DIMM slots.
You’d hope to not spend an age going out and in of your machine as soon as constructed, nonetheless, in order that turns into much less of a priority over time. It is nonetheless easy for upgrades, although, with a tool-less entry design and huge cut-out behind the CPU on the motherboard tray.
I am undecided I like the general boxy aesthetic, however there’s a lot I do like in regards to the Revolt 3. It isn’t only a cheaper different to the NZXT H1 V2—although it most positively is—there are different issues it is acquired going for it, too. There’s ample area for cooling, no worries about risers, and plenty of GPU wiggle room, too. And it is proper up there with the very best mini-ITX chassis round.