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

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Systems | March 5, 2012 - 12:32 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 | 04:16 PM - Posted by Kevin D (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs for offering such a system would love to add to the collection of my builds and would like to start learning the audio field with the right equipment you are offering with the cakewalk software as well.

March 2, 2012 | 04:18 PM - Posted by ken morissett (not verified)

ill be honest never tried it before but if i win i definitly will

March 2, 2012 | 04:21 PM - Posted by Jennifer Sue Magnuson (not verified)

My LIFE would be perfect with the Rok Box System from PC Perspective. Why, because both of my daughters are in marching band and music, this would give them an edge on their music and get them straight A's in school. That would allow them to get into a great college. Then after that, a wonderful life would ensue them all thanks to PC Perspective for making it happen.

March 2, 2012 | 04:24 PM - Posted by AbbyNormal

Thanks PCAudioLabs and PCPer! I love your site and podcast.

This rig would be amazing! My main gaming rig just died and I don't have the funds to build a new one.

I'm an audiophile and amateur musician and I've always been interested in audio production and this rig would be a fantastic way to get started.

"fingers crossed!"

March 2, 2012 | 04:24 PM - Posted by Andy (not verified)

This would be a dream come true! It would be a vital part of our high quality recording room!

March 2, 2012 | 04:24 PM - Posted by CFender (not verified)

That's an amazing system. I'd never be able to afford that in real life. It's hard telling what all I could do with that power and software. Good luck to everyone who enters!

March 2, 2012 | 04:25 PM - Posted by JackBauer (not verified)

Would love to win this to have a powerhouse machine to help out some friends with their music!

March 2, 2012 | 04:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This would be awesome and force me to start playing my guitar and getting lessons. I couldn't let this machine sit around. Would finally give me the kick in the butt I need to start getting serious about playing.

March 2, 2012 | 04:28 PM - Posted by Firamos

Thanks for the audio community support PCPer and PCAduioLabs! This would be a sweet machine upgrade!

March 2, 2012 | 04:32 PM - Posted by jddawkins

Thanks for running the contest. If I win, I will give this to my son as he is heavily into audio.

March 2, 2012 | 04:42 PM - Posted by Richard (not verified)

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March 2, 2012 | 04:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

this bundle is a killer maschine :-)

March 2, 2012 | 04:47 PM - Posted by Matt Tompkins (not verified)

I would use this box to impress my friends and use it to make new ones! PC Per is one of my favorite podcast, thanks!

March 2, 2012 | 04:48 PM - Posted by Martin (not verified)

I will make a new world hit with this machine

March 2, 2012 | 04:54 PM - Posted by dogrobber

\o/ awesome

March 2, 2012 | 04:56 PM - Posted by Devlyn

Quite an awesome rig you got there! Thanks for the contest and great job putting this together!

March 2, 2012 | 05:00 PM - Posted by Bruce Trost (not verified)

This would be a great system for mixing our audio and video projects for our local school. I would also use it for developing marketing projects for the programs where I work supporting people who have developmental disabilities. This system really rocks!!!

March 2, 2012 | 05:01 PM - Posted by videogame.kevin (not verified)

This will clearly allow me to make better dubstep songs. HAHAHAHA, just kidding. It will help me remix songs faster, though.

March 2, 2012 | 05:01 PM - Posted by William (not verified)

If I had this rig, I would probably start playing computer games again.

March 2, 2012 | 05:10 PM - Posted by DasHoop (not verified)

I plan to use this rig to make my friends jealous, mostly. I will also use it to listen to, support and experiment making music. Thanks for giving me the chance to do so!

March 2, 2012 | 05:17 PM - Posted by Mellah (not verified)

I would use this PC for some serious gaming and making some mad beats!! Thanks for giving us a chance to win this awesome PC! :)

March 2, 2012 | 05:24 PM - Posted by Alex Graesser (not verified)

Would love to win this!

March 2, 2012 | 05:27 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

come on no whammies.

March 2, 2012 | 05:28 PM - Posted by e_freestone

This would be a fantastic upgrade to my old and tired Pro Tools rig!

March 2, 2012 | 05:28 PM - Posted by czarartduran@ym...

I really want to have that because I only have an old laptop and i really need the most powerful one just done my works perfectly

March 2, 2012 | 05:29 PM - Posted by Dan (not verified)

Great contest, really looking forward to (possibly) winning. This would be great machine for any body working in the entertainment industry, or anyone looking to get in with the right tools and software.

March 2, 2012 | 05:35 PM - Posted by Shane Alan Blume (not verified)

If I were to win I would be better able to edit my music and produce better quality music!

March 2, 2012 | 05:37 PM - Posted by Jeff Massidda (not verified)

PICK ME, PICK ME!

March 2, 2012 | 05:37 PM - Posted by Aaron Robbins (not verified)

A system like this would improve a great deal in my life, not only music creation. This system is so much better than anything I currently own, that I might just use it for everything...if I win, of course.

March 2, 2012 | 05:42 PM - Posted by Sageless (not verified)

Wewt! Thank you for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community guys! Keep up the good work!

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