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 5, 2012 | 04:20 PM - Posted by xzor (not verified)

I would, probably unlike most of the people here, actually use it for audio development. I've been formally trained as an audio engineer, and have always been fascinated by acoustics and the silence behind it.

I bought this book back in 2002 http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Reinforcement-Handbook-Gary-Davis/dp/0881889008 And if anyone is looking for an audio source...look no farther :D

March 5, 2012 | 04:31 PM - Posted by Stuee

I'd be replacing my ageing home studio DAW, which would enable me to record even cooler tracks with bigger orchestrations, and also put together some videos to accompany the music :-)

March 5, 2012 | 04:45 PM - Posted by Ace_of_Sp4des

I plan to encode, edit and render both audio and visual formats and with these great specs, possibilities are endless.

Thank you PCAudioLabs for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community, I also thank PC Perspective for all their hard work in the past and the future.

March 5, 2012 | 05:28 PM - Posted by Jungull

This ends soon! Good luck everyone!

March 5, 2012 | 05:42 PM - Posted by tedknaz

This machine looks like serious overkill for podcast production, but what great overkill it would be. Thanks PCAudioLabs and PCPer

March 5, 2012 | 05:44 PM - Posted by TObias Haller (not verified)

I've been doing computer assisted audio since my first PAIA hand-soldered hexadecimal-display 8K-memory cassette-tape synthesizer-driving system in the mid 70s. How times have changed... with your help! I've gone through lots of hardware and software over the years -- but this prize system tops it all! I'm doing mostly soft-synth stuff these days, which asks for more and more power from the hardware. I promise I'll make really good use of this prize if I'm lucky enough to take it home. Thanks for everything!

March 5, 2012 | 05:53 PM - Posted by Brandon (not verified)

Man I love this site.

March 5, 2012 | 05:54 PM - Posted by ToiLeTBuG (not verified)

Sweet system. Go pcper!!! That rig is a dream...and Ryan move the monkey once in a while he needs love to. :)

March 5, 2012 | 06:07 PM - Posted by NeoQuixotic

I would use this system for video/audio editing and capturing. It would greatly enhance my ability to create high quality productions.

March 5, 2012 | 06:20 PM - Posted by MCMT (not verified)

If I were to even win this beast of a machine, I'd use it as my flagship hosting server. In addition, I'd also make use of its high end software and hardware to edit my video and audio in a fraction of the time I would've taken me on my dual core.

Thanks again for another amazing giveaway and good luck to all who enter. ;D

March 5, 2012 | 06:21 PM - Posted by Ben Pham (not verified)

I would definitely do a lot of gaming on this baby especially StarCraft 2 because that's my favorite game of all time!!! :)
Thing might change when Diablo 3 comes out though but honest I still love them both ♥

March 5, 2012 | 06:28 PM - Posted by Lindsay Pace (not verified)

This would would be great to mix my son in law music. Now that I have two displays this would be great!

March 5, 2012 | 06:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

go cats! go pcper! go pcaudiolabs!

March 5, 2012 | 06:56 PM - Posted by Arif

PCAudioLabs Thanks for Supporting PC Perspective Giveaway to make this Happened :) Both of you Guys Awesome n Great.This time i Remember Famous American Musician Taylor Swift Quotation ""In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up"" that's you Do PcAudioLabs n Pc perpective. And Also so much thankful to Intel, Antec, Asus, Kingston for sponsor's this Giveaway :)
honestly say to you If i Win PCAudioLabs RokBox Ultimate Music system then i Gift it to my Younger Brother bcz of he have much knowledge about Music Creation.My younger brother have a band Group he is the Band dramar.Sometimes I see my Younger Bro try to Vocal Recoding and Editing There music in my pc. but my pc Can't perfectly handle the load of Music Creation software bcz of My pc don't suitable for Music creation (it's just dual core 2gbram ordinary pc).So why it's shame n painful for me as i Big Bro because i can't support my Younger Brother for his Dream. Still i am student and don't have much money to buy Ultimate Music System like this one.So if you Give me PCAudioLabs RokBox Ultimate Music system it's so kind to me and i always respectfully thankful to you (Pc perspective & PCAudioLabs). Because of you Just help to My lovely younger Brother for him dream and also help to me relief my pain by your Awesome Gift.

March 5, 2012 | 07:34 PM - Posted by Deman

Excellent bundle and software. Can't wait to put some creative energy in to my music mixing! :-)

March 5, 2012 | 07:36 PM - Posted by Kyle Wright (not verified)

I want to start a Youtube show with my friends focused on doing short, comedic skits. This computer would help me with the editing as well as creation of the show.

March 5, 2012 | 07:56 PM - Posted by Driosenth (not verified)

Thank you PCAudioLabs for supporting PC Perspective. I wouldn't have a clue on how I would use a system like that. Perhaps I would use it to aid a friend with his band.

March 5, 2012 | 08:10 PM - Posted by aurryn (not verified)

Awesome I would use it to play swtor!

March 5, 2012 | 08:30 PM - Posted by MeNotYou (not verified)

Hey nice Vid, This would make my old socket 775 be a kids pc. And it would help me edit family vids and many others.

March 5, 2012 | 08:30 PM - Posted by AnthonyM (not verified)

Awesome Sweepstakes

March 5, 2012 | 09:26 PM - Posted by Professor Pinky

Thank you pcaudiolabs for your gracious offer to PC Perspective. It would be awesome to have a new computer to finally be able to transfer my video off my JVC mini DV tapes to my computer. Currently my PC crashes every time I try to import the videos.

Good luck to all and thank you.

March 5, 2012 | 10:29 PM - Posted by Aurorous (not verified)

Well to be honest the 560ti isn't gonna power my triple monitor setup so I'll swap it out with my dual GTX470's Then I'll have a system to dominate both audio and visual!

March 5, 2012 | 10:43 PM - Posted by 66pens

I'd use it to reencode video.

March 5, 2012 | 11:02 PM - Posted by mimiro

I am just getting started with editing and this would be phenomenal!

March 5, 2012 | 11:46 PM - Posted by wilsono18

""SWEET SYSTEM""
First, shouts go out to
""PC AUDIO LABS and AUDIO CREATION COMMUNITY""
for this badass system.

I do a lot of DJ work for a club. My current system is ok, but cannot handle anything processor demanding. I would love to replace this with the prize give-a-away system. I can see my family, friends, and even the police showing up at my door telling my to turn the volume down. LOL

March 6, 2012 | 12:26 AM - Posted by phyrexiancure

Please pick me, I'll finally be able to create my next level beats.

March 6, 2012 | 12:50 AM - Posted by papajohn

Wow an awesome system! Honestly I don't have much music talent but can definitely use this system to do family video editing and of course some serious gaming! Thx for the opportunity.

March 6, 2012 | 01:14 AM - Posted by Paul Faletti (not verified)

I would love to win this!I just got speakers and a reciever for Xmas and This would be great for my new audio system!

March 6, 2012 | 01:14 AM - Posted by Paul Faletti (not verified)

I would love to win this!I just got speakers and a reciever for Xmas and This would be great for my new audio system!

March 6, 2012 | 01:44 AM - Posted by Tony C

I would use this to get back into music mixing and producing, as well as step my video editing with a more powerful system.

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