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!!

March 2, 2012 | 06:52 PM - Posted by Brian Mize (not verified)

What a great promotion!! And what a killer system!!

March 2, 2012 | 06:54 PM - Posted by Art Redmon (not verified)

Nice choice to use ASUS

March 2, 2012 | 06:54 PM - Posted by tony law

Thanks for keeping us up on all the latest and greatest hardware out there. Including this great audio system. I would love to have it.

March 2, 2012 | 06:54 PM - Posted by cheetos666

As a indie developer, I would use the rig to design the audio of a game I developed in 2011, to make a port on Unreal Development Kit or Cryengine 3 :)

March 2, 2012 | 06:55 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This build looks awesome thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs for putting on this contest.

March 2, 2012 | 06:55 PM - Posted by Joshua Cloyd (not verified)

I would use this machine as a birthday present for my sister's 21st birhtday. She is really trying to learn how to make decent youtube videos and she creates her own music for the videos. She is using a dell system right now and it isn't doing so well. This would be the best present a brother could get a sister!

March 2, 2012 | 06:55 PM - Posted by Vijay Nyack (not verified)

I would use this for anything and everything I have every instrument I've played throughout my life and nothing to record them on I would stop using my laptop from 2002 and do all my grad school papers on this!!! AND of course do some major video creation work on it my current computer can;t handle that.

March 2, 2012 | 06:56 PM - Posted by Bigdaddy (not verified)

Thank you PC Audio Labs for supporting This rig would be the center of my home studio sound system.

March 2, 2012 | 06:56 PM - Posted by Phil R (not verified)

When a PC this powerful is not working for me it will be working on the fight against cancer and other diseases by folding proteins for Stanford University!

March 2, 2012 | 06:58 PM - Posted by Carlos Trillo (not verified)

Tnx for the chance at wining an awesome Audio producing and editing machine, i wish i could win it, it would really help out in an up and coming Electro Dub/Dubstep proyect im working on

March 2, 2012 | 06:59 PM - Posted by Bob Rack (not verified)

The first thing I plan to do with it when I win it, is to learn how to use it. Then after doing so, I'll let you all know what I plan to do with it next!!!!

March 2, 2012 | 07:01 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win this system.

March 2, 2012 | 07:02 PM - Posted by wakalala (not verified)

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win such an powerful pc. I would love to create an awesome home studio if I were to win.

March 2, 2012 | 07:02 PM - Posted by CT1996 (not verified)

Hey PC perspective, I'm goiing to use this computer to help my friends actually edit their songs, they can't afford to go to a studio so they just bought a mic and recorded, they could use some help editing it and my 3 year old laptop can't cut it, I'd be nice if you could send this our way

March 2, 2012 | 07:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you for the opportunity to win this system - if I can figure out how to enter.

March 2, 2012 | 07:05 PM - Posted by cmacres

Thank you PC Perspective. This would be the perfect system to replace my outdated Dell. I'm getting bogged down with too many programs & not enough RAM memory. I'd update the RAM but figure it would be better to get something that's about 5 years newer.

March 2, 2012 | 07:06 PM - Posted by Jon (not verified)


March 2, 2012 | 07:07 PM - Posted by Ju1iet

Wow! What a rig? Latest tech in a minimalistic case. It packs an enormous CPU but I think it will work better on the GPU if the software supports CUDA.

Btw, it will be used for video editing if won by me!

March 2, 2012 | 07:08 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

man that is awesome I hope i win it. It would replace the dinosaur i have now and i could use it to help with my networking study's plus my son can learn how to mix music like he would love to I HOPE I WIN!!!!!!!!!

March 2, 2012 | 07:11 PM - Posted by James Schoenhut (not verified)

oops not Anonymous there there's my name lol oh I wrote this comment above

March 2, 2012 | 07:09 PM - Posted by Zanzee (not verified)

This would help me with editing and recording my brothers band.

March 2, 2012 | 07:10 PM - Posted by John (not verified)

e 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?

With this system, I plan propel my band to stardom! I'll use it to create new tracks with tons of plugins, record with the computer right in the room (due to how quiet it is) and even for live performance due to the two hard drives! I would use this rig for the rest of my life!

March 2, 2012 | 07:12 PM - Posted by Chris A. (not verified)

this pc would be a great to tool for creating/editing music videos.

March 2, 2012 | 07:13 PM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

When you pick me just ask and I will let you know where to send it.

March 2, 2012 | 07:14 PM - Posted by Joseph Liu (not verified)

this computer is a beastly music creation computer. i will definitely pick up music creation if i win this thing.

March 2, 2012 | 07:14 PM - Posted by SBR (not verified)


March 2, 2012 | 07:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

woot! PC Perspective! Would love to win. Thanks for having a contest like this

March 2, 2012 | 07:15 PM - Posted by BLUE (not verified)

This baby would go towards my small indie company, we have a music composer that could definitely use a power house such as this :D

March 2, 2012 | 07:15 PM - Posted by William (not verified)

I would love this rig!! I would use if for mostly for gaming.

March 2, 2012 | 07:15 PM - Posted by Leopoldo Aleman (not verified)

With this ultimate music creation system i will can do my ultimate music creation!!!.. hehehe

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