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!!

February 20, 2012 | 07:36 PM - Posted by saibthar

Really, what would I not do with this rig... maybe make nachos

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February 20, 2012 | 07:39 PM - Posted by Rashiga Walallwita (not verified)

I currently use my q8200 based system for rendering,so if i win this i'll be able to reduce my render times ,by doing so i can spend less time waiting in front of the pc to get renders finished and use more time for other stuff like more modeling or studying ;)

And would also love to play latest releasing games with full eye candy :D

February 20, 2012 | 07:44 PM - Posted by omegadoom13

I have a computer that is over 9 years old so winning this awesome system would be a huge upgrade for me. I love photography, especially video multimedia work, so I would use the system for doing that as well as for gaming! Thanks!

February 20, 2012 | 08:01 PM - Posted by Matt Soule (not verified)

I would tie this system into my network which consists of both audio and visual components, and to expand on my home theater system. I've worked with audio creation and editing over the years and this would finally give me a machine powerful enough to work with audio quickly. I would also use it in a DLNA capacity for audio and video streaming. Finally, its just so significantly better than the machine I have right now it would also make gaming more enjoyable.

February 20, 2012 | 08:03 PM - Posted by Allen (not verified)

i would love to win this please

February 20, 2012 | 08:04 PM - Posted by hada (not verified)

I'm an avid guitar player and have messed with fruity loops, this would motivate me to delve futher into music making

February 20, 2012 | 08:18 PM - Posted by icebug

This would be way Overkill for working on my Podcast that I am starting focusing on Midwest LAN parties but MAN would it be awesome!!!!

February 20, 2012 | 08:22 PM - Posted by Vinh Nguyen (not verified)

Thanks for the contest.
I would really like to learn to do multimedia. I've heard that Macs are great for it but I believe PC's are better. I want to be able to produce sound that my friends would like.

February 20, 2012 | 08:23 PM - Posted by Jason Schmidt (not verified)

I will not create any dub-step with my new rig! Promise

February 20, 2012 | 08:43 PM - Posted by DNC (not verified)

If i win, i will be able to enjoy some music.

February 20, 2012 | 09:04 PM - Posted by David (not verified)

Im in high school do I plan to do some things like make music for the school website. I'll also play some games on my free time if I have the time but ill mostly use this to help my school.

February 20, 2012 | 09:23 PM - Posted by tigerbalm

I plan to do more video editing and also recordings with an electric guitar.

February 20, 2012 | 09:25 PM - Posted by mikesheadroom (not verified)

I've been an amateur music creator for years, usually running line-out from a small practice amp to the line-in on my fifteen year old SB Live PCI card :) While that setup is barely hanging on, having a system of this caliber would inspire me to step up my efforts and move into the 21st century!

February 20, 2012 | 09:42 PM - Posted by Freshie

I would love this computer because me and my friends love this to make fun of our friends by messing with editing songs. The computer and the soft ware would help for sure on this.

February 20, 2012 | 10:08 PM - Posted by FreeJet (not verified)

Don't have Rox in your Box?
Just need tones in your stones?
Make an objective for PC Perspective.
Set a tab on PCAudioLabs.
Recording is swell, according to Intel :)

February 20, 2012 | 10:22 PM - Posted by Roberto Guzman (not verified)

It would be nice to get my kids into music, as budget cuts over recent years have left school music programs lacking to say the least.

February 20, 2012 | 10:48 PM - Posted by jake (not verified)

Studying audio engineering at community college, wouldn't mind having better equipment than the school's...

February 20, 2012 | 10:50 PM - Posted by Dreadteir

Hey, I'm going to be honest, I won't be creating much audio with this system, but it will make an excellent centre piece for my upcoming home theatre!

February 20, 2012 | 10:54 PM - Posted by Dan Boersma (not verified)

just wow, just wow, is all i have to say, i my friend won the last won, and she loves it, wtg Amanda Secord :)

February 20, 2012 | 11:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Woah this is a really nice contest, props to PCAudioLabs.
This would be a serious upgrade in orders of magnitude to my current system. The real advantage for me would be the software bundled, just thinking about the amount of libraries and sequencers makes me drool. Definitely give my mash-ups some individuality.

February 20, 2012 | 11:39 PM - Posted by Alexander Genvarev (not verified)

Great giveaway! I need to pimp my PC.

February 20, 2012 | 11:50 PM - Posted by Cameron Berry (not verified)

I am a full time college student and part-time custom integration professional (home theaters...etc.), and I love audio and video editing as a hobby.

My bother teaches pro-tools at Full Sail University and if I had a rig like this, I think will take him up on some lessons.

February 21, 2012 | 12:50 AM - Posted by Hokgiarto Saliem (not verified)

Dear PCPer,
I really want to try mixing audio with this new system. I like audio because people still can tolerate bad video in the movie but they can't tolerate bad audio. I hope I have a chance to do it.

Thank you,

February 21, 2012 | 02:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

<3 The bundle <3 5w337

February 21, 2012 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Great giveaway! I would use this to record high quality music of course :)

February 21, 2012 | 03:54 AM - Posted by ted (not verified)

I will try out my untapped musical genius

February 21, 2012 | 03:54 AM - Posted by waynejk

I've been looking to upgrade my aging Core i7-920 video editing system with something more robust, with sights set on music production and audio mixing. This would be just the ticket!

February 21, 2012 | 05:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous Coward (not verified)

Whoa, what will I do with it? What -won't- I!

February 21, 2012 | 06:05 AM - Posted by Justine Juan (not verified)

I am a highschool student, and I need this kind of computer because of all the projects that the school gives. It is always about editing videos, modelling, and photoshopping. My computer could not handle it, so I need to upgrade. But I do not have enough cash to do that, so I am risking all that I can to enter contests and win prizes.

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