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!!

February 21, 2012 | 03:17 AM - Posted by buburuza76

i can keep editing my video projects very fast, i can match the soundtracks for my videos and dvds in a professional way, i can finish my work faster and all this thanks to you! it would be a real help if i win this!

February 21, 2012 | 04:08 AM - Posted by Todd (not verified)

This is a rockin' system I Know that this sounds clique, but I would use it to play video games. However, I think that most people would too.

February 21, 2012 | 04:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Awesome system!I would use it to compose and mixing some music stuff in the case of winning. Thanks for giveaway!

February 21, 2012 | 04:49 AM - Posted by MadBurrito1 (not verified)

if i win i gonna put in 2nd gtx 560 and it will be awesome for gaming, rendering videos and audio. P.S. i never win.... f my luck.

February 21, 2012 | 04:56 AM - Posted by hoxlund (not verified)

I'm mid process of building a dedicated sound processing system. Winning this would be me way ahead of schedule. Thank you so much for the contest and all the great work you both do. Thanks PCAudioLabs and PCPer.

February 21, 2012 | 05:36 AM - Posted by Sonic4Spuds

:( I wish you didn't have to be on facebook to enter, but I suppose I am the only one who isn't.

February 21, 2012 | 06:32 AM - Posted by truk007

Thanks to PC Audiolabs and PC Perspective for hosting this giveaway. I suppose there are many things I could do with this system, but one thing that comes to mind is to loan it out to local musicians at a cost.

February 21, 2012 | 06:48 AM - Posted by Buck Owens (not verified)

I am currently running 5 year old software on a 10 year old system. This new Rok Box would definately be a welcome upgrade to my studio. Thanks for the oppourtunity to win this kick ass system!!!

February 21, 2012 | 07:21 AM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

This would be cool to hook up my daughter's keyboard to and help her create some digital music.

Thanks PC Perspective and PCAudioLabs for such a great contest.

February 21, 2012 | 07:55 AM - Posted by cortexodus

Man, this would just rock my house apart. I might discover more uses for all the other weird audio doodads I have laying around just by bringing them within proximity of this glowing obelisk of power!

February 21, 2012 | 08:18 AM - Posted by facedown41 (not verified)

Thank you guys for the opportunity to win something so vital to any audio producer out there. I plan to finally be able to get down to recording friends and have a decent setup for use with my church recordings as well. This will make so many things easier throughout my studies as well.

February 21, 2012 | 08:24 AM - Posted by FubarVirus (not verified)

Looks like an Awesome Rig would love to take this bad boy home!

February 21, 2012 | 08:59 AM - Posted by cs51762

Wow, what a wonderful prize! I'm the guitarist for the praise band at the church I attend and this is something we could really use. We're only able to practice together once a week and sometimes it's hard to remember the song arrangements or any changes that were made. If we all had practice tracks that we could use to practice with at home, that would improve the quality of our performance greatly. A system like this would allow us to make those tracks.

Thanks, guys, for a great podcast!

Mike Fields

February 21, 2012 | 09:35 AM - Posted by elgrandeburro

Appreciate the contest and support of PCPer.

Looking forward to delving into voice overs, and comedic skits. Would dig taking my musical talents and exploring them with this DAW.

February 21, 2012 | 09:50 AM - Posted by Claude Savoie (not verified)

Would use for main studio rig, compose in Reason 6, recording guitar (with fx!), vocals and sampling.

February 21, 2012 | 10:26 AM - Posted by Kalum (not verified)

Thanks for putting this awesome contest on guys, if I win i'm gonna use it to help myself in my current career path of producing soundtracks for indie game developers.

February 21, 2012 | 10:26 AM - Posted by Reece Matthews (not verified)

oh my god, I would be able to actually play games at a ultra setting!

February 21, 2012 | 10:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'd use this system to write soooooo much industrial music! And play Starcraft 2 on "ultra" settings =D

February 21, 2012 | 10:28 AM - Posted by Kurruppt (not verified)

would love an awesome rig like that and my plans are trying to get the old school sound setup back with real bass. thanks for the chance to win.

February 21, 2012 | 10:35 AM - Posted by Kurruppt (not verified)

adding on my comment and just wanted to add this will be perfect for lipsync with 3ds max characters and other games and adding more on the there story for longer release.

February 21, 2012 | 10:28 AM - Posted by Darl (not verified)

I actually just built a new PC about a week ago and although it serves me well for normal uses, this kind of PC would be life changing in terms of games and productivity.

/roll

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February 21, 2012 | 10:29 AM - Posted by Oliver Firth (not verified)

Good luck everyone entering the contest :)

February 21, 2012 | 10:31 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would use it to start my home studio

February 21, 2012 | 10:31 AM - Posted by Wes Keown (not verified)

Entering the contest for the sound engineering machine. Would greatly enjoy winning such an amazing machine. Good luck to all and thanks for the opportunity.

February 21, 2012 | 10:32 AM - Posted by markg (not verified)

Very powerful machine!!!

February 21, 2012 | 10:32 AM - Posted by Ddillard (not verified)

Thx PC Perspective PC Audio Labs, Id use it to edit my game montages and add some killer audio.

February 21, 2012 | 10:33 AM - Posted by Niko (not verified)

I would begin making my own home studio with this beast!

February 21, 2012 | 10:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would make edits for my projects in school a lot faster then on my XP. It'll be a lot faster in my opinion. The Rok Box will make all this easier in my opinion.

February 21, 2012 | 10:34 AM - Posted by Azian Guile (not verified)

You can't use this system for anything else but gaming. Currently, I'm playing BF3. So, it will be a BF3 gaming rig until the next major game comes out.

February 21, 2012 | 10:35 AM - Posted by Sebastian (not verified)

Thanks for supporting PC Perspective and the audio creation community!

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