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!!

March 2, 2012 | 06:27 PM - Posted by MDMonster (not verified)

Me and my friend make videos and whatnot with adobe CS5 and I would use this machine to make those movies come to life! :D We are currently using a crappy laptop for them, which is he'll to do....

March 2, 2012 | 06:27 PM - Posted by Derrick Maechler (not verified)

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this awesome system!

March 2, 2012 | 06:27 PM - Posted by Duy Huynh (not verified)

I've got a friend who is an aspiring DJ/music producer. I've been supporting him, and his music, ever since I learned of his hobby when I first met him. He's been living on his own for as long as I can remember, and if I were to win this system (and the giveaway), I would send him the system. It would be both a token of our friendship, and a really cool way to kick-start or just amp up his ability to make music.

Personally, the Rok Box would not do much for me. For my friend, however, I'm sure it'd give him the freedom and the power to make the best music that he could make.

March 2, 2012 | 06:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Try this again.. I would love the setup.. I have a vast collection of multimedia files.. This would def ROCK!

March 2, 2012 | 06:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Try this again.. I would love the setup.. I have a vast collection of multimedia files.. This would def ROCK!

March 2, 2012 | 06:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Would love to use this to upgrade my current system. Will help with lots of audio stuff I like to do.

March 2, 2012 | 06:28 PM - Posted by darbebo (not verified)

I need this in order for my wife to not leave me

March 2, 2012 | 06:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would use this as my system, and donate my 2 year old system to my relatives or the needy.

March 2, 2012 | 06:33 PM - Posted by Sam (not verified)

This is the perfect system for me! I've been making music for a while now and after a few lay off's, I've decided to go back to school and get my music degree. I also want to start my own podcast and internet show. I'll be able to use what I learn in school and use the power of this system to make music and sound effects for all those things. Thanks so much PCPer, PCAudioLabs!!

March 2, 2012 | 06:35 PM - Posted by AlexJB (not verified)

LOVE the look of this sexy and quiet box. It would be awesome for the audio and video work I need to get done this year!

March 2, 2012 | 06:36 PM - Posted by jcoffman (not verified)

I am an architect so this machine would really boost my rendering production! Thank you @PCAudioLabs!

March 2, 2012 | 06:38 PM - Posted by Ian Christmas (not verified)

Simply awesome system. I may not be in music creation, but I am in the process of doing digital prototyping for my engineering Inventions.

I need a lot more computing power for those physics simulations if I don't want to wait forever for results on my laptop.

My personal economics aren't quite up to upgrading to a high end system, and while in school that isn't going to happen for many years.

Thanks for having this contest, and whomever wins will be the envy of us all.

March 2, 2012 | 06:38 PM - Posted by Gaurav Rajasekar (not verified)

The Rok Box would be a great replacement for my horrid old laptop that I'm currently using for my college band's audio recording needs. Heck it beats plugging in everything to a single microphone jack :(

Plus I could use it to do my own audio for my blog and maybe a video resume proper! It would also make my entire life more easy.

Cheers and thank you for the contest.

March 2, 2012 | 06:38 PM - Posted by Zepp (not verified)

I don't have any knowledge in creating audio files but have been really interested in doing so... Music is a huge part of my life and this would help me with learning/creating.

thanks for the giveaway

March 2, 2012 | 06:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Use for video games. Audio will be used maybe for home video recordings from vhs tape. Rok box will improve my lag.

March 2, 2012 | 06:40 PM - Posted by Mike D. (not verified)

This would really help my thrash band record our next CD!

March 2, 2012 | 06:40 PM - Posted by Aelitus (not verified)

I would pwn even harder with this beast machine. I'm a gamer and I would love to have this thing.

March 2, 2012 | 06:40 PM - Posted by bsacheli (not verified)

Id make my Wife's Preschool Christmas shows Amazing with this Box

March 2, 2012 | 06:42 PM - Posted by joedamart

Wow what a system. If i am picked , i would use it to create a home studio for my myself and musician friends.

March 2, 2012 | 06:42 PM - Posted by Sean (not verified)

I'd love to use this system to mix my own recordings!

March 2, 2012 | 06:44 PM - Posted by Arthur Liberman (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs!

March 2, 2012 | 06:45 PM - Posted by Dan (not verified)

Pretty awesome giveaway - pre-congrats to whomever the winner is!

March 2, 2012 | 06:45 PM - Posted by Damion (not verified)

My friends have a band and I would use this to help them get their music heard

March 2, 2012 | 06:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'd LOVE to win this awesome PC provided by PCAudioLabs. The features sound fantastic, and would blow many current systems out of the water.

If I won, I'd use this amazing desktop to record and make blazingly fast edits to various podcasts I help record. When not podcasting, it sounds like I'd get some great time gaming, as well as various other resource-intensive activities.

March 2, 2012 | 06:46 PM - Posted by Chris M (not verified)

This would be an incredible opportunity to learn some amazing software!

March 2, 2012 | 06:47 PM - Posted by Dan (not verified)

I'm not much of a musician myself, however my daughter sings, my son plays drums and guitar, two brother-in-laws play guitars, my son's girlfriend play guitar and piano, my wife plays a little piano - I'm sure we could come up with some use for this prize package! Maybe become the next Partridge Family!

March 2, 2012 | 06:48 PM - Posted by elkosupertech (not verified)

Awesome system! Thank you PC Audio Labs for the support!

March 2, 2012 | 06:48 PM - Posted by Justin R (not verified)

I'd love to use this to create some awesome songs and tunes to play at get-togethers. I'll be doing a lot of entertaining in the near future for business, so being able to create my own sounds with top notch quality would be perfect and ideal. I'd also like to record and edit my bands songs, as studio recording is a bit too expensive for good quality.

March 2, 2012 | 06:53 PM - Posted by skylarmb

I cant edit HD video/audio on my laptop because it doesn't have enough ram, I am in desperate need of a new computer!

March 2, 2012 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Donna Patterson (not verified)

Thanks for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community and giving us peace of mind!!

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