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VAULT 1070: Inconspicuously impressive

By Peter Chu - 3 Jul 2017
Launch SRP: RM5469

Overview, Design and Features

Gamers Hideout is a name that should ring a few bells even if you consider yourself to be the most casual of gamers. To many, the company is regarded as the go-to place for gaming consoles, gaming notebooks, and everything else in between – be they physical games, gaming peripherals, or limited edition toys and figurines.

But up until now, there has been something noticeably absent from the vast inventory of Gamers Hideout – something that would definitely complement their existing product portfolio: pre-assembled gaming desktops. And that’s all about to change with the introduction of the VAULT 1060, VAULT 1070, and VAULT 1080.

Design and features

The insides of the VAULT 1070.

In this review, we’ll be taking a closer look at the VAULT 1070 – the middle child of the three VAULT siblings. But before we dive into specifics, we should probably point out that our particular unit has slightly different specifications compared to the regular VAULT 1070 that Gamers Hideout is actually selling.

You see, instead of the 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-7500 processor that will be powering the regular VAULT 1070, our variant has been endowed with a brawnier 3.60GHz Intel Core i7-7700 instead.

That being said, apart from the processor difference, everything else remains status quo: both variants share the same ASROCK H270M-ITX motherboard, Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Mini graphics card with 6GB of VRAM, 8GB of KLEVV DDR4 2400MHz RAM, and a storage combo that comprises a 120GB Kingston M.2 SSD and a 1TB Western Digital Blue 5,400RPM hard drive.

All the aforementioned components are tucked away within a sleek Fractal Design chassis that has a small enough footprint to be placed on your desk without being the slightest bit obtrusive. We have to admit, we quite like the understated aesthetics of the Fractal Design case, as it’s a refreshing change from the unnecessarily garish design of most pre-assembled gaming desktops these days. 

You can choose to lay the VAULT 1070 on its side, just like you would a gaming console. You'll find two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack, a microphone jack, and a power button on its front.

Powering the components of the VAULT 1070 is an Integra SFX 450W PSU.

The ASRock H270M-ITX motherboard of the VAULT 1070 has six USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two HDMI ports, one DVI-D port, one PS/2 port, two RJ45 Ethernet ports, two antenna ports for 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity, a line-in audio jack, an audio jack, and a microphone jack.

The Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Mini of the VAULT 1070, meanwhile, has three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, a HDMI port, and a DL-DVI port.

  • Design 8.5
  • Features 8.5
  • Performance 9
  • Value 8
The Good
Very small footprint
Tastefully understated design
Capable of running most games smoothly in QHD
Great thermal management
The Bad
A little expensive