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 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.

March 3, 2012 | 06:40 AM - Posted by Chris Roser (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs.
Love to win this system.

March 3, 2012 | 08:27 AM - Posted by amdcrankitup

Thanks for a great oppurtunity to be a part of this giveaway! It would be a blessing to have a chance to win such amazing gift so good luck to all and Thanks to PC Perspective and PCAudioLabs!

March 3, 2012 | 08:29 AM - Posted by Shawn Stover (not verified)

Thank you for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community. This would be awesome to win!!! My family including my two daughters would get a lot of use out of this for years to come! Thanks for the opportunity :)

March 3, 2012 | 08:54 AM - Posted by Charlie (not verified)

Awsome system, which I will put to good use creating music.

March 3, 2012 | 08:57 AM - Posted by Ron (not verified)

Would be awesome to start my own business with this thing and support my local productions!

March 3, 2012 | 09:04 AM - Posted by rxxxaxxxy

i would just stare at it the first day. secondly i would try to follow weird al yankovic's shoes and do parodies with rokbox

March 3, 2012 | 09:51 AM - Posted by Ali Shafi (not verified)

This computer blows my computer out of the water for audio creation, plus the bundled software !!? Thank you guys

March 3, 2012 | 09:55 AM - Posted by eric m (not verified)

thanks for the contest! hope i win!

March 3, 2012 | 09:58 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

would love to win this as my setup is getting kind of outdated and really need to move forward with what I am doing.

March 3, 2012 | 10:01 AM - Posted by Matt Kalist (not verified)

Awesome product, this would be a huge impact on the work I create with Adobe After Effects, the raw horsepower would shorten my work time tremendously. Thanks for the chance.

March 3, 2012 | 10:56 AM - Posted by Adam (not verified)

What a great rig!
My band recently dissolved and I have urge to strike out on my own with too many ideas yet no outlet for them. I would use this machine to get my project going and release the first EP digitally free of charge to pay forward the good fortune.

Thanks for the opportunity!

March 3, 2012 | 11:24 AM - Posted by Rhonda Grisham (not verified)

Thanks for the opportunity!

March 3, 2012 | 11:36 AM - Posted by Alexander Belkov (not verified)

I hope win this system for my wife.
She will use it for drums processing.

March 3, 2012 | 12:27 PM - Posted by Gary R. (not verified)

My old system won't boot anymore so this would be a great replacement.

March 3, 2012 | 12:33 PM - Posted by Layne Mills (not verified)

Thanks to PC Audio Labs for supporting I would probably use this rig to complete my home studio for recording my music. With the horsepower and software this system would provide, I have no doubt that it would suit my needs wonderfully for mixing and sound shaping the tracks I am creating with my guitar.

March 3, 2012 | 01:31 PM - Posted by Peter H (not verified)

Not big on audio creation presently but with this system in hand, I'd be taking up a new hobby.

March 3, 2012 | 01:48 PM - Posted by seth kreiss (not verified)

Plan to use this to re-build my media center system.

March 3, 2012 | 02:12 PM - Posted by C-Jay (not verified)

I could step up my audio engineering game with one of these systems. Hardware limitations would be a thing of the past!
Thank you for offering us the opportunity to win such a great product!

March 3, 2012 | 02:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have a system out of date and love the chance to win this gaming system with software. Im waiting for intel ivybridge but this will do just fine. I would use to edit home video/movies & allow with learn about music editing in studio.

I enjoy PCPer website & podcast & thanks PCAudioLabs/Intel & etc for the contest.

March 3, 2012 | 03:47 PM - Posted by crunch

sign me up


March 3, 2012 | 04:15 PM - Posted by phuoclam24 (not verified)

this "Rok Box" would be an awesome upgrade to my system. I'd use it to splice, dice, and remix tracks a la "Girl Talk". As well, I'd record my own, admittedly amateur musician that I am. And of course, game. Thanks PCAudioLabs and PC Perspective for this chance!

March 3, 2012 | 04:30 PM - Posted by pegasusmb2 (not verified)

I'd give it to my husband - his main desktop has been lightning-fried for over a year.

March 3, 2012 | 04:31 PM - Posted by talonts (not verified)

I'm not sure if I would use it for audio or not, other than an audio server. I WOULD, however, use it for video, and as my main desktop, as my newest system currently uses an E4400 CPU.

March 3, 2012 | 05:03 PM - Posted by Ted (not verified)

Love to give this to my PC literate and amateur musician Son-in-law.

March 3, 2012 | 06:53 PM - Posted by joseph (not verified)

Thank you very much for the contest.. tried playing a Steam game and it was really choppy.. could really use a new rig..

March 3, 2012 | 07:23 PM - Posted by Elizabeth T (not verified)

This system will be a huge step up from what I'm currently using. If I win, I'll use it for music production. Thanks.

March 3, 2012 | 07:32 PM - Posted by 95blackz26

Thanks for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community!

would be a great system to replace my old core2duo system.

March 4, 2012 | 05:09 AM - Posted by leobiendurana

Hands down to PCAudioLabs, and PCPer for this wonderful giveaway!

March 4, 2012 | 07:36 AM - Posted by xeroshifter (not verified)

This machine would be a dream as a replacement for the audio editing I do on my laptop. I do mostly "fan-art" for a few games and shows that I love, this would really help me take it to the next level and beyond.

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