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 | 09:40 AM - Posted by Wesley Cherry (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs!

February 20, 2012 | 10:10 AM - Posted by texdar

I have watched Ryan and Leo for a long time. At my advanced age of 77 Please throw my name into the barrel.Who knows, lightning may strike.

February 20, 2012 | 09:41 AM - Posted by NakedFable

Awesome bundle guys. Just tell Josh, he CAN'T have my Shiner! Seriously, for growing or weekend warrior audio engineers, this is a great setup.

February 20, 2012 | 09:44 AM - Posted by vinylfreak

Would love to win this!!
Pick Me!!

February 20, 2012 | 09:47 AM - Posted by Jntracks (not verified)

Great box!

This will be a great upgrade to my aging q6600 based pro tools studio.
Thanks for all the great news and reviews.

February 20, 2012 | 09:48 AM - Posted by 95blackz26

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs.... this would make a nice update to my old and trusty qx9650 system.

February 20, 2012 | 09:49 AM - Posted by kris livengood (not verified)

This will be going into my buddy's sound studio in his basement. We have been putting this project together for the last 5 months and this will work great.

February 20, 2012 | 09:50 AM - Posted by bburnett1219

Great system to replace my 386 system :) I might have to start doing my own mixing now!

February 20, 2012 | 09:51 AM - Posted by gponcho (not verified)

Nice contest guys. Would love to win this to help my boys with there school music and drama projects. Keep up the good work!

February 20, 2012 | 09:53 AM - Posted by Pfkninenines (not verified)

I'd LOVE to win this awesome PC provided by PCAudioLabs. The features sound fantastic, and would blow many current systems out of the water.

If I won, I'd use this amazing desktop to record and make blazingly fast edits to various podcasts I help record. When not podcasting, it sounds like I'd get some great time gaming, as well as various other resource-intensive activities.

February 20, 2012 | 10:06 AM - Posted by Sean (not verified)

Nice rig. If I won this I could retire my Tascam portaOne.

February 20, 2012 | 10:09 AM - Posted by mikeljason

Great bundle. This would be a fantastic upgrade for my AMD 2850 based system I originally config'd for gaming. My wife has recently joined a singing group and I when use this system to edit audio...let's just say, it shows its age.

Thank you.

February 20, 2012 | 10:16 AM - Posted by Tzzird

Great system! Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs! We plan to make some comuter animated film, so actually we need this :).

February 20, 2012 | 10:16 AM - Posted by SlamminSammy

Pick Me.
Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs!

February 20, 2012 | 10:33 AM - Posted by ointaylor

Great giveaway! I would edit my videos and learn about music, as well as play games.

February 20, 2012 | 10:35 AM - Posted by Leang (not verified)

Thanks PC Perspective and Pc Audio Labs for the giveaway! This system would benefit greatly in helping me compose melodies for a variety of videos I create.

February 20, 2012 | 10:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I never win one these things, so thanks but no thanks.

February 20, 2012 | 10:43 AM - Posted by Super Six Two

I would use this to help my dad's band edit there music.

February 20, 2012 | 11:26 AM - Posted by MiFi (not verified)


February 20, 2012 | 10:51 AM - Posted by Jon K (not verified)

Great system! Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs!

February 20, 2012 | 10:53 AM - Posted by darkangel

Awesome job PC Per and PCAudioLabs, This sure would help with my new music projects.

February 20, 2012 | 10:54 AM - Posted by perfectshot (not verified)

Current system turns 5 next month. Could use an upgrade.

;-) Thanks all!

February 20, 2012 | 10:59 AM - Posted by bigal88 (not verified)

This is yet another amazing giveaway by pcper's partners. Thank you for supporting the little people. It will make it easier for independant groups to make good music and get themselves out there.

February 20, 2012 | 11:03 AM - Posted by Shadow wolf (not verified)

I wanna test out the music editor softwares! I always wanted to create my own music with a monstrous pc.

February 20, 2012 | 11:05 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I would try to run a new small business based off of audio and video production.

February 20, 2012 | 11:05 AM - Posted by jefkz

Awesome rig Would love to win it.

February 20, 2012 | 11:17 AM - Posted by Dan Donatucci (not verified)

Lots of my friends jam and it would be cool to have something like this to record some of their stuff. Thanks

February 20, 2012 | 11:22 AM - Posted by Bruce Willke (not verified)

Thank you PC Audio Labs for supporting, I love these guys. To win this PC would make my year, as I am a musician in the process of writing new tunes for this years album.

February 20, 2012 | 11:25 AM - Posted by maddox (not verified)

i would build my own home studio with this rig..

February 20, 2012 | 11:26 AM - Posted by MiFi (not verified)

I have a really old computer (6 years). I would love to work but can not because I have a big problem with the old computer, so I work only in the company. With friends plan to start using Sony Vegas, but we do not have computers capable, but we have orginalno license.
I hope that dreams come true.

Thank you for contest and great work to PCPer , PCAudioLabs.

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