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 5, 2012 | 11:02 PM - Posted by Roelf Mik

Congratulations to the winner! (:

March 6, 2012 | 12:54 AM - Posted by jay (not verified)

to make some serious 3d ambience for games no more neglecting sound effects there just as important as graphics too many games not only have lack luster sound at times but lack any real ambience seeing but not hearing it's like world without contrast absolutely flat. aspiring artist & game designer

March 6, 2012 | 01:28 AM - Posted by Jewie27 (not verified)

I would use this as a home audio/radio server to replace my 12 year old Dell Dimension 8100. I stream live LAPD radio over the internet.

March 6, 2012 | 02:40 AM - Posted by Phil Ho (not verified)

We'll see the payoff on all those music lessons for the kids and see what we can come up with. Send that system over here!

March 6, 2012 | 04:01 AM - Posted by kid needs a new rig (not verified)

I would build a new computer for my children with this so they could learn how to build a computer and allow them to learn how to edit music and video using various program that they are not exposed to at school

March 6, 2012 | 04:35 AM - Posted by Fetchem (not verified)

It would be great to have a dedicated, worthy audio system for just home entertainment and music. Very nice system for the aspiring musician!

March 6, 2012 | 08:03 AM - Posted by Yeno (not verified)

Great contest!

Great work from PCPer, PCAudiolabs, Intel and all the others!

March 6, 2012 | 11:48 AM - Posted by Michelle Nadler (not verified)

I would surprise my husband with this, he is a computer guy, disabled since being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. He plays guitar to keep his mind off his pain

March 6, 2012 | 02:29 PM - Posted by Dan W. (not verified)

Looks like a very solid compact system. Compared to my 4 yr old tower system. Ir would enable me to actually utilize my ideas at a studio.

March 6, 2012 | 07:06 PM - Posted by Nicole A (not verified)

Thank you so much PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs for giving us a chance to win this awesome prize, would be a dream come true to win it!

March 8, 2012 | 07:32 PM - Posted by Sassy (not verified)

Chicks geek out too. Let me show you.

March 10, 2012 | 04:12 PM - Posted by Bill Burchett (not verified)

I can't wait to use one of your systems in my studio, absolutely awesome!

March 27, 2012 | 07:44 PM - Posted by solo one (not verified)

i am just getting into music production after starting off with just a regular pc. i noticed i needed more power for what i want to do with audio production and this! would be a dream! ive talked to pc audiolabs befor bt ther pretty pricey goodluck to the winner treat her good :)

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