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!!

February 21, 2012 | 07:00 PM - Posted by Dammit Zammit (not verified)

Thanks guys! I intend to upgrade my home studio and write an amazing musical on my new PC!

February 21, 2012 | 07:04 PM - Posted by Kamehapa (not verified)

This rig would be great for editing my own music

February 21, 2012 | 07:10 PM - Posted by brom78

Nice Job putting this together ! Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs

February 21, 2012 | 07:19 PM - Posted by ThatOneGuy (not verified)

Been wanting to build my own PC to handle all my needs (not for $3000) but this system is amazing! My friend is in a band (ItScreamedDemise) and they need all the help they can get. With this PC I could help them out quite a bit and even create my own music which I have not been able to do with my current setup.
THANKS!

February 21, 2012 | 07:31 PM - Posted by Texas (not verified)

Thanks for all you guys do!! Great contest!

February 21, 2012 | 07:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This system is gorgeous! As an individual trying to make it in the voice-over business, which involves music and audio recording and editing, this monster of a PC would eliminate my need for a new computer practically indefinitely. As of right now, I'm working with a half-broken laptop and a 7 year old PC >_<

February 21, 2012 | 07:34 PM - Posted by RpTexas (not verified)

I will use this for gaming and audio editing. You guys rock!!

February 21, 2012 | 08:17 PM - Posted by cobrien (not verified)

i just follow everything ASUS because theyre awesome and saw this on their twitter would love all the goodies in the prize

February 21, 2012 | 08:28 PM - Posted by Brent (not verified)

hmm, I don't know what to say, everybody wants to use the pc for creative purposes the only musical purpose I have is to and try plug in my old keyboard and see if I can learn the piano, but I can do that with any computer I guess.

February 21, 2012 | 08:58 PM - Posted by Kloakenstein

I would be able to consistently make the music I have been wanting to jitter/pause/lag and even lock up free. Without the heavy load times I currently get just to sample a sound with something like say Cool Edit Pro. I want to continue making VG music and with a system like this I could branch off into new territories as well.

February 21, 2012 | 09:11 PM - Posted by mcboogle

thanks pc perspective and pc audiolabs for giving me a chance to get this awesome rig.im still using p4 btw hehe

February 21, 2012 | 09:17 PM - Posted by jksgamboa

Whoa! I am browsing some RIG and dreaming I own one, then I found this. This will make my dream come true!

Thank you for giving me opportunity to have one! MORE POWER PC Perspective! :-)

February 21, 2012 | 09:19 PM - Posted by KennyG (not THAT KennyG!) (not verified)

I would certainly finally get to make a quality recording of a couple "long-waiting for the moment" originals and maybe be inspired to write more.

February 21, 2012 | 09:35 PM - Posted by Avery Kucan (not verified)

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to win something great! This is great! I would use it for our virtualisation software running in VMWare, as well as playing games. Our net-book isn't the best for that kind of stuff, and we cant afford to upgrade.

Thank you again!

February 21, 2012 | 09:39 PM - Posted by Avery Kucan (not verified)

Netbooks are great and all, but trying to run 2 instances of Windows 7 in VMWare with 2 GB ram on TOP of windows XP and using it to manage a LAN isn't really that great. Then at the end of the day I take it home and use it for a few games that run at a few frames per second.

February 21, 2012 | 10:15 PM - Posted by oasis789

Would love to win this Rok Box and get my remixing on. Deadmau5? Got nothin on me with this rig

February 21, 2012 | 11:01 PM - Posted by Sean (not verified)

I wouldn't be using this machine for audio projects, but I'd definitely use it for the Stanford folding project. Who knows, with all that power, I might just try some audio work.

February 21, 2012 | 11:03 PM - Posted by Sam Quinn (not verified)

I plan on finally being able to make my beautiful dubstep with out having to wait 5 hours for Acid 4.0 to think about every little thing it has to do. ^.^

February 21, 2012 | 11:06 PM - Posted by Kevin (not verified)

Thanks for being awesome! Would love to win so I can replace my 6 year old piece of junk.

February 21, 2012 | 11:33 PM - Posted by modena

I would use this for all of my video editing with work, which does tie in quite a bit of audio as well. In short it would be a tremendous help. Cheers for the chance to win such a nice build!

February 21, 2012 | 11:43 PM - Posted by Greg (not verified)

Great system for video and photo editing.

February 21, 2012 | 11:46 PM - Posted by Tony (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs!

February 22, 2012 | 12:21 AM - Posted by Jiwan C. (not verified)

As a current gamer, I have browsed through countless videos uploaded by other pro or amateur gamers. These videos can help demonstrate the unique skill sets these players possess to assist others that play the same video game. Although some may not provide any helpful tips, they can still entertain us with the music and sounds they provide along with the video.

With the gaming world ever evolving, I was hoping to catch on with this point-of-view perspective video making process and try to create some of my own. I wish to help the audience with these videos, but would also like to entertain them too.

I hope for the best and wish good luck to everyone!

February 22, 2012 | 12:23 AM - Posted by bata99

Thank you PC Perspective and PCAudioLabs for the chance to win this amazing piece! I am always on my computer between work and play! Always listening to music, watching your videos on youtube, etc! I would use this to produce my new webcasts and videos on my new site I plan to start soon! Can you throw in a keyboard too? After watching the video I seemed to have drooled all over mine, thanks!

February 22, 2012 | 12:34 AM - Posted by Supultura (not verified)

This rig would be so awesome because ive always wanted to mix my own music

February 22, 2012 | 12:42 AM - Posted by imagination

Amazing system. I will utilize its power with my video and audio creation projects. My wedding projects will be finished much easier and faster with this system so my clients would be really happy because they`re not waiting for their wedding too much. Also the compilations i make for different events would be compiled faster than ever. I can get all the help i can need so this one really is amazing. Count me in and hope to win!

February 22, 2012 | 12:43 AM - Posted by KellyKeys (not verified)

Great job. I would love to win this. It would be a huge upgrade from my laptop rig. Our band would use it extensively for everything possible! Thanks!!!

February 22, 2012 | 12:49 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Me gusta

February 22, 2012 | 01:27 AM - Posted by Kristine Bridget Rangel (not verified)

This Awesome gadgets will help me to build a great PC for a great gaming and PC experience that I've never imagine in my life since I can't afford this thing but thanks to PCAL for making it happen.. But I know, I need so much luck to win this.. Hehehehe.. Good luck to all! AND MORE POWER TO PCAL! WORLDWIDE! :)

February 22, 2012 | 02:21 AM - Posted by Elisabeth Samson (not verified)

Thanks for the contest, this is for recording and gaming.

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