Intel, PCAudioLabs and PC Perspective Rok Box System Sweepstakes!!

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Systems | March 5, 2012 - 03:32 PM |
Tagged: pcaudiolabs, pcal, Intel, giveaway, contest

UPDATE: Contest is closed!  We'll announce a winner in the next couple of days!! Thanks to all who entered and to our sponsors for allowing us the chance to give away this kick-ass system!

UPDATE 2: Congratulations to user Cameron Berry as they are the winner of the PCAudioLabs sweepstakes sponsored by PC Perspective and Intel!!  Thanks to everyone that participated and be sure to stay tuned for more contests right here on!

Our fans and readers have supported PC Perspective since its formation in 2004 and even before that back in the days of and, and because of that support, we have been able to provide you with reviews and information on a continuous basis that we feel are the best in the industry.  And when we get the chance to give back to you, we jump at the chance and that is just what happened a couple weeks ago when our long time friends at Intel introduced us to the folks at PCAudioLabs for a sweepstakes of impressive proportions.

For the next two weeks we are giving our readers the chance to win a complete PCAudioLabs computer based on the Intel X79 platform and Sandy Bridge-E!!  If you aren't familiar with PCAudioLabs, here is a rundown of their mission from their website:

PCAudioLabs was formed early in 2000 by Thomas Bolton and Fred Rosenbloom. At the time, they were both working at Steinberg North America in the technical department and they noticed a great need for more educational tools for music production. With a video camera and a desire to inform, they started making in depth tutorial guides to some of the biggest software products in music production. The company was a huge success but it quickly became apparent that even if people knew how to use their software, it wouldn’t be of much help if the computer they were trying to use it on didn’t do its job.

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PCAudioLabs built their first custom DAW for world renowned Engineer/Producer Mark Howard and within months they were the hottest system builders in the country. Besides the enormous list of pro users that have chosen PCAudioLabs, AMD, Intel and Microsoft have all turned to PCAudioLabs whenever they have audio needs.

In 2007, PCAudioLabs tripled in size, moving into a new location and increasing staff to meet demand. By NAMM 2008, PCAudioLabs was not only the supplier of PC’s for music software giants Steinberg and Cakewalk, but also hardware manufacturers such as Roland, Yamaha and Euphonix.

Although our task is technical, we know our staff needs to be able to relate to you and your situation. That’s why not only are the people who will build your system experts in computing, they are also musicians. In fact, any person you e-mail or speak to at PCAudioLabs makes music, so you’ll never have to worry about asking a musical question and getting a technical response – we speak your language.

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Inside this brand-new generation of Rok Box you'll find an Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E processor along with a great Intel DX79TO motherboard.  Kingston has supplied 16GB of DDR3 memory to keep your audio creation rolling even with a ton of applications loaded up.  Storage is powered by a 240GB Intel 510 SSD as well as dual 1TB spinning drives for recording and sampling simultaneously.  ASUS has provided the GTX 560 Ti CUII TOP graphics card and the entire system is powered by an 850 watt Antec High Current Pro power supply.  In total, the system from PCAudioLabs will retail for right around $3,000!!

That isn't all though as PCAudioLabs has included full versions of software required for audio production including Cakewalk Sonar X1 Essential, Native Instruments Komplete Element's, IK Multimedia's Amplitube FREE and much more.  The software alone is valued at more than $600 bringing the total value here to over $3,600!  See the PCAudioLabs website for more details.

I am sure you are interested in the system itself so we have created a short video to go over the hardware as well as the software included in this bundle - check it out!

Without a doubt you are wondering what you have to do to win this system.  The steps are simple:

  1. Visit the PCAudioLabs Facebook page at, "Like" it and leave a comment on the wall if you want as well, thanking them for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community.  They are supporting PC Perspective by giving us this system and allowing US to support YOU with the giveaway, so get over here and support THEM!
  2. Leave a comment on this PC Perspective post below (registration is not required, though recommended) telling us and the PCAL crew what you plan to do with this system, how you'll utilize its power in your audio creation projects, etc.  What will the Rok Box improve or make easier for you?
  3. And if you want to follow us for more PC hardware news and upcoming contests you can do so at several locations. and

That's it!  Our sweepstakes will run between today at end at 12:01am EST on March the 6th.  If you don't have your entry in by then, you are out of luck.  We will pick a random winner from the comments and ship the system out that week in March.  You are responsible for any taxes / tariffs but we'll cover the shipping to anywhere in the world. 

A HUGE thanks goes out to our friends at PCAudioLabs and Intel for making this possible and we hope you all appreciate the work that goes into putting something like this on.  Also, thanks goes to Antec, ASUS and Kingston for their support as well.  

Good luck to everyone and happy audio editing!!

February 20, 2012 | 11:32 AM - Posted by Umar A Nolen (not verified)

I would use this PC and it's amazing audio features to continue my music producing 'experiments'. PCAudio labs are held to be very good. I would really love to test out what it can do. I currently don't have a computer and this would be amazing. :) Either way, thank you for this giveaway sweepstake.

February 20, 2012 | 11:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"F" face book.

February 20, 2012 | 11:39 AM - Posted by patrykbednarski

My name is Patrick and I am from Poland. Currently I live in UK and I`m studying 2 year IT course. My assignments require work out of college. To do this, I need good computer to enlarge my knowledge about hardware and video productions. I`m currently working on Intel Pentium IV which is not as good as these days require. So basically I would definately use this rig for my college work, some video creation and overall closer look how hardware inside works. Computers are my passion and I would like to carry on extending my knowledge about IT. I really wish I could have any chances to win this rig. Thank you PCPer for great work.

February 20, 2012 | 11:41 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs for this sweepstakes.

February 20, 2012 | 11:49 AM - Posted by Auspex

Im a disabled veteran and Im going to go back to college and pursue my degree in music composition at LSU. This system would go a long way in helping me attain that goal. Love you guys at PCPER!

February 20, 2012 | 11:49 AM - Posted by Auspex

Im a disabled veteran and Im going to go back to college and pursue my degree in music composition at LSU. This system would go a long way in helping me attain that goal. Love you guys at PCPER!

February 20, 2012 | 11:51 AM - Posted by strtrkn (not verified)

I'd actually give this to my dad. He's a great musician (been playing bass & normal guitar since he was 12. He's almost 60). He doesn't have a lot of money & he's always trying to get me to put audio recording software on the family computer (much to my mother's dismay). This would truly be a great help to him, especially now that one of the last kids is moving out & he gets a music room.

February 20, 2012 | 11:54 AM - Posted by Rick (not verified)

Sweet system where I could do my numerous encoding tasks and not have to wait forever with my Phenom I

February 20, 2012 | 11:56 AM - Posted by Adam (not verified)

This is a awesome contest, I would love to get into video editing and rendering with this little power house.

February 20, 2012 | 11:56 AM - Posted by slugbug55

Wow, what an awesome prize! Although I'm not a musician my nephews are pretty good guitar players so I would certainly have them over regularly to record some stuff.

February 20, 2012 | 11:59 AM - Posted by klatch

Would love to win this. Would use it for video encoding but would take advantage of all the great software to start dabbling in the audio realm and hopefully bring some great sound to the videos I'm working on.

February 20, 2012 | 12:15 PM - Posted by IdeaJason (not verified)

Thanks for the great give away & all the reviews I have used of ours over the years. I'm a hypnotherapist & mediation teacher. My current system is ok for basics but I want to start making binaural music to help my patients more. My system can't do it, hence my need to upgrade. And just think if you randomly pick me you will helping tons of war vets with PTSD or addiction issues.

February 20, 2012 | 12:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

thanks to all the Pcper crew.... twich etc!!!

love to have this sys to learn more about audio production and improve my videos!!

thanks again

February 20, 2012 | 12:25 PM - Posted by Gunbuster

My wife is wanting to do some audio book recording. This would be perfect!

Thanks PCAudioLabs!

February 20, 2012 | 12:29 PM - Posted by Douglas McDowell (not verified)

I've been shopping a new system for my studio. Firewire is a nice addition as most i/o to modern controllers uses firewire. And a low noise system is a must. Thanks for the post.

February 20, 2012 | 12:49 PM - Posted by romar00 (not verified)

Thanks for the great video review.

February 20, 2012 | 12:51 PM - Posted by Yoyoguy (not verified)

Oh man, this would seriously help me save space and update my music programs for sure. The gaming capabilities would be awesome too!

February 20, 2012 | 12:51 PM - Posted by SaitekKID (not verified)

Just win Baby!

February 20, 2012 | 12:52 PM - Posted by James (not verified)

Nice system, I would use it for rendering video and folding in the off hours.

PS: if we think facebook will be the end of humanity can we still win?

February 20, 2012 | 01:04 PM - Posted by hoffa55

The Rok Box will definitely make home recording much easier. It'd be like night and day with my current system.

Thank you for contest and great work to PCPer , PCAudioLabs.

February 20, 2012 | 01:29 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Thanks for the chance to win this amazing audio platform. This will give me the tools I need to effectively and easily edit and clean up my music.

February 20, 2012 | 01:49 PM - Posted by 0156 (not verified)

Please throw my name in there! This is a fantastic PC!

February 20, 2012 | 01:53 PM - Posted by undermined

I'd use this to edit and produce there audio and the video for the online golf instruction and podcast company me and a friend want to start.

Thanks you for contest to PCPer and PCAudioLabs

February 20, 2012 | 01:57 PM - Posted by jgstew

I'd use the system for photo editing and video gaming.

February 20, 2012 | 02:10 PM - Posted by tellis006

I would further my Doggie beats , this is electronic music you put on for the dogs that they really love, so your dogs will behave while your at work... Doggie Beats for ever or DB4E thanks love you guys at PCer,PCal Thanks Tom

February 20, 2012 | 02:19 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Great system thank you PC Perspective. This computer would be absolutely great in my home studio.

February 20, 2012 | 02:23 PM - Posted by Shepard1007 (not verified)

This system looks great. I work at a small college where I do a lot of live recordings. Currently I mix with an analog console direct to CD. With this system, I could really up my game. Thanks to PCPer and PCAudioLabs for an awesome contest.

February 20, 2012 | 02:24 PM - Posted by Grunteh

Thanks PCPer and PCAudioLabs, for this amazing contest.

I would use this to replace my aging Athlon II X4 and continue to produce music, at a faster pace due to the speed of the new computer

February 20, 2012 | 02:24 PM - Posted by timmyisme22

Not much of an audio-creation kinda man. While I'd love that system for myself (the hardware looks fantastic), I'd probably give it as a gift to my brother. I don't create much audio and it would be wasted on me personally, but my brother could utilize it and have a better way to create his music and that of his friends (young college students in Portland, OR).

Either way, thanks for the chance PCPer and PCAL at winning this awesome system!

February 20, 2012 | 02:28 PM - Posted by Joshua Carpenter (not verified)

Nifty contest; what a cool rig for some serious audio editing.

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