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 | 11:33 PM - Posted by Digitaldoc (not verified)

I would love to have this system for editing a podcast.

March 2, 2012 | 11:44 PM - Posted by MythicMango (not verified)

Awesome opportunity, I plan to use this rig to help my friend create music. Checkout his Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/kpkopo, Ill utilize it's power by taking advantages of the music software it's loaded with and create music videos with the help of the geforce gtx 560ti Asus put in. :D

March 2, 2012 | 11:51 PM - Posted by memoHouses

This kind of contests opens up unimaginable doors for upcoming musicians/producers/composers, even if it´s not me I can´t thank you enough for giving a ray of light in a world full of fierce competition. THANK YOU!

I´m a composition major and if I won this I would use the system to fulfill my life´s dream of becoming a film composer... Goodbye to the days of: "Your project closed because the system ran out of memory". Finally realistic orchestral mockups without worrying of burning the computer!

March 3, 2012 | 12:05 AM - Posted by CJ (not verified)

I plan to annoy the hell out visitors to my house with this PC!!

March 3, 2012 | 12:05 AM - Posted by Abeen Ayoob (not verified)

The package is pretty rad.Would love to snatch it. Awesome work guys.

March 3, 2012 | 12:05 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

would love to win this

March 3, 2012 | 12:13 AM - Posted by Gary Kimbel (not verified)

I would love to win, I am in desperate need to win this.

March 3, 2012 | 12:14 AM - Posted by Ralph Zuniega (not verified)

This PC is excellent for my video creations at school. I am currently a medical student here in Asia and I would definitely benefit from the system's high-end component and premium softwares. We often create video and audio presentations for public health lectures in far-flung and under-served communities and also for hospital-based public information campaigns. This PC would really boost my content creation capabilities.

If I would win this, I will donate the PC to the school after I graduate.

And thank you for this awesome opportunity. :)

March 3, 2012 | 12:24 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I want to play a game of League of Legends that isn't laggy.

March 3, 2012 | 12:29 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

With this machine, I would give the world a new sound. The Rok Box would certainly help someone on a budget, like me.

March 3, 2012 | 12:30 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

With this machine, I would give the world a new sound. The Rok Box would certainly help someone on a budget, like me.

March 3, 2012 | 12:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Cool giveaway, haven't really had a chance to play with one, but this would be a great way to find out.

March 3, 2012 | 12:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Cool giveaway, haven't really had a chance to play with one, but this would be a great way to find out.

March 3, 2012 | 12:56 AM - Posted by Brandon Bethea (not verified)

I was working on music production for years before my desktop, turntables, and all my audio gear got stolen from storage while I was caretaking in another state. This is a true story. The positive thing is I found my calling while caretaking and run a charity now. I would use the Rok Box to once again express my talents, to record harity songs, and to make background music for our shark-diving videos. My goal is to make the first underwater rap video and this would be the key tool in making that possible.

March 3, 2012 | 01:06 AM - Posted by Danny (not verified)

I feel bad for you, not being able to participate in this contest. I'd love to have this system. I love music creation of all sorts. I've been doing music production for a while, mainly on volunteer basis for inspiring Christian groups. This rig would be great to step it up some! Thanks a bunch guys!

March 3, 2012 | 01:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

this looks so cool!!!!

March 3, 2012 | 01:34 AM - Posted by SickPigeon

I would definitely use that rig for gaming but my mom's kind of addopted grand kid comes over here to play from time to time. His dad has a music studio in another state, he loves music and creating it and mixing it. He would love to spend time on it.

March 3, 2012 | 01:56 AM - Posted by Fr3d (not verified)

Thank you Pc perspective, Antec, ASUS, Kingston, Intel and Pc audio labs for your support if i win the prize i would use the parts to upgrade.
Thanks

March 3, 2012 | 02:01 AM - Posted by Kris (not verified)

Thanks PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs.
I would replace my aging video editing rig.

March 3, 2012 | 02:05 AM - Posted by Steampoweredfox

I work with a lot of local artists and have a very... lacking setup I often find myself disappointed with the lack of quality that I can render on my current machine. I haven't been able to afford a rig that could handle a full input system and would LOVE to record my electric violin jams. So in short I would use this computer for the absolute good and advancement of music. thank you for your time PCP and PCAudioLabs.

March 3, 2012 | 02:25 AM - Posted by D.J.J. (not verified)

I work in music & animation and this would be a killer rig to work with!!!

March 3, 2012 | 02:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you for this. I would love this for my band.

March 3, 2012 | 02:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you for this. I would love this for my band.

March 3, 2012 | 02:28 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community!

March 3, 2012 | 02:32 AM - Posted by Jack Caughey (not verified)

Hi!

I am the co-founder of an independent film company. We are working on a 6 month project right now that when finished will make up a 45 minute movie premiering this summer. The film is very much dependent on it's soundtrack that will be recorded by a number of local musicians.

This awesome system would give us plenty of power to put together an awesome soundtrack and awesome movie.

Thanks for considering my comment.

March 3, 2012 | 02:38 AM - Posted by Aiza Gonzales (not verified)

Thank you to both PCAudioLabs & PC Perspective for having this contest, and offering an awesome rig! Not only would I use this as a gaming rig, but also I could use it to help my friends digitize their recordings.

March 3, 2012 | 02:53 AM - Posted by Allen Forbes (not verified)

This awesome! What I'd do with this system? Finally digitize my music collection, play with the music creation software to make keytar like music. Oh and be bale to view the crappily written site that is pcgamer.

March 3, 2012 | 04:11 AM - Posted by Simon (not verified)

The potential for this system to create some really wonderous work has me really worked up. Would love to win this system and its software and put it through its paces. The Rok Box is going to bring music to my ears!

March 3, 2012 | 05:06 AM - Posted by Zaur Kalazhokov (not verified)

Thank you PC Audio Labs and PC Perspective! Hope I win this awesome PC because I always wanted to create my own music!

March 3, 2012 | 06:23 AM - Posted by waseem (not verified)

i want to do some heavy graphics and processing work on it related to my field and gaming also.

Thanks Intel,Asus,Antec,kigston PCAudioLabs for this all.

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