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 pcper.com!

Our fans and readers have supported PC Perspective since its formation in 2004 and even before that back in the days of amdmb.com and athlonmb.com, 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 http://facebook.com/pcaudiolabs, "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.  http://twitter.com/pcper  http://facebook.com/pcper and http://gplus.to/pcper

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 22, 2012 | 03:09 AM - Posted by HiddenKing

If I won I would give this awesome desktop to my brother who spends hours editing videos.

It would be an amazing gift to give.

February 22, 2012 | 04:03 AM - Posted by maria (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs for chance to win this awesome system.I would do all my daily editing work .And by the way this system is so HOT i could fry eggs and bacon in top of that:)!!

February 22, 2012 | 04:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

absoloutly crazy comp guys, nice one.

February 22, 2012 | 04:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Pick me! I want to be like Skrillex! <3

February 22, 2012 | 04:55 AM - Posted by Petro (not verified)

Awesome giveaway! I hope there will be more like this!

February 22, 2012 | 05:22 AM - Posted by Royce Wong (not verified)

Will invite all my Pc Enthusiast friends, showing off what PCAudioLabs is capable of building out and blast it off with my Samsung Hi-Fi system, playing shows like Avatar to blown their minds off.

Finally thank you PC Audio Labs and All the Sponsors!

February 22, 2012 | 05:33 AM - Posted by Lukas S, (not verified)

nice giveaway ;) wish i had such a sys ;) keep going

February 22, 2012 | 05:41 AM - Posted by Pucherkid

Awesome! Thank you for creating such an outstanding piece of equipment that can inspire the minds of many young talented individuals to compose and share there craft with the world! What awesome innovation! I'd love to work with your product to further better my art to share with the music community. Rock on!!!

February 22, 2012 | 05:42 AM - Posted by Unit27

Killer system!! Really hope I win, because (and I hope she's not reading this) my old beat up macbook computer just won't compute anymore, Ableton Live refuses to play live, and Steam won't even power a teapot. With this machine I'm sure I could finally hit sub bass so powerful and low it'll propel the studio to orbit and I'll be the first producer to conquer space travel and bring back with me tunes that are louder than loud and moon dust too.

February 22, 2012 | 06:01 AM - Posted by Razvan Deji (not verified)

Awesome system. i would really like to win this.

February 22, 2012 | 06:59 AM - Posted by Ruben Abreu (not verified)

The world of music and computing collide it makes such beautiful things. My production PC just broke so now i really need one! This looks like a perfect build for production!

February 22, 2012 | 07:43 AM - Posted by Martin_591

Personnally, that i will do, it’s that i will give it to my girlfriend. She had only a old laptop for the gaming. So, with this computer, she will have a beautifull and powerfull gaming computer. Moreover, to see the case, it seems very WAF, so that we be really good for her.

February 22, 2012 | 08:24 AM - Posted by david begley (not verified)

Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing piece of kit

February 22, 2012 | 08:28 AM - Posted by Michal89 (not verified)

Time to upgrade Athlon XP.. ^^

February 22, 2012 | 09:03 AM - Posted by Miguel (not verified)

Would love to win this in as I continue to learn and improve my production skills in many areas. Thank you for the opportunity.

February 22, 2012 | 09:18 AM - Posted by Mike Mulligan (not verified)

What an amazing opportunity.... the machines you guys build are solid. Hope i stand a chance.

February 22, 2012 | 10:01 AM - Posted by Eric Whyte (not verified)

I can see something like Cakewalk going on here and getting into home recording.

February 22, 2012 | 10:17 AM - Posted by Andrew (not verified)

This computer could open up so many creative possibilities that aren't possible with the current toaster i am running. Winning this contest could change my life or strongly affect it.

February 22, 2012 | 10:17 AM - Posted by Thuan (not verified)

awesome system! I will build my studio :D :D

February 22, 2012 | 12:18 PM - Posted by Harold Pascuas (not verified)

I love Windows, I love Asus, and I will love PCAudioLabs!!!!

February 22, 2012 | 12:21 PM - Posted by FrankZ0509 (not verified)

Hey there, PC Perspective and PCAudioLabs! I am a freelance recording artist and sound engineer, and it would be G-R-E-A-T if I would win this box! For years, I've been basing my career off a three-year old Intel i3-based Dell laptop, and with the advancement of technology and the demand for better software and performance, it barely cuts my needs today. (Stereo mixdown alone for a 4-minute song takes almost an hour now: this is super inefficient and hampers my productivity.) If could win this Rok Box, I could totally take my career to a whole new level! I'd be able to use better software, process faster, and achieve more tasks than I would have ever thought possible. That, and all the other amazing stuff I'd be able to do with the monster power of this whole rig. Winning this box would play a huge pivotal role for my career, as I couldn't ever afford to purchase one for myself.

Thanks for all the awesome insights in the computing world, PC Perspective! And thanks for bringing such amazing machines to life, PC Audio Labs! You guys make this world a better place for people like me, who basically live and breathe music and computers.

Cheers!
-Francis

February 22, 2012 | 12:29 PM - Posted by rob sullivan (not verified)

I'll be using this to make educational recordings.

February 22, 2012 | 12:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Really want to get into home audio mixing. This would be a great tool!

February 22, 2012 | 01:01 PM - Posted by ravenoid

If I were lucky enough to win this, I would use this for graphic design and music editing. I would also like to show the DJ community that not only is PC superior to Mac but that desktops are quite a viable choice. I DJ as a hobby mostly; so realistically, most of the work done on this computer will be schoolwork for some years.

February 22, 2012 | 01:33 PM - Posted by ChibiPanda (not verified)

This will be a great upgrade to my old rig!
A PC like this one would solve my lag issues in games and photoshop! I'd also be able to render videos without making that the only task my PC is doing! :D
I also plan to start playing with music editing programs.

February 22, 2012 | 01:51 PM - Posted by Brian Gonzales (not verified)

Never had a PC powerful enough to do real audio editing, this will fix that.

February 22, 2012 | 02:00 PM - Posted by rnspow (not verified)

GREAT CONTEST PCPER &PCAUDIOLABS I WOULD LOVE TO STARTED WITH A SYSTEM LIKE THIS.

February 22, 2012 | 03:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks PC Per and PCAudioLabs for the chance to win an awesome system like this. What I would do with it? Get into some audio editing that my current PC is entirely unable to handle.

Good luck everyone. :)

February 22, 2012 | 03:22 PM - Posted by Toughmn (not verified)

Nothing like a personal home audio rig.

February 22, 2012 | 04:01 PM - Posted by Don Smith (not verified)

Well I am a big music person but I don't make it. So, with this system I would hand it over to my best friend. He's big into music production and I'm sure he would need and love to have a system like this. Lol. His b day is coming up soon I need a gift haha

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