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 22, 2012 | 03:09 AM - Posted by HiddenKing

If I won I would give this awesome desktop to my brother who spends hours editing videos.

It would be an amazing gift to give.

February 22, 2012 | 04:03 AM - Posted by maria (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs for chance to win this awesome system.I would do all my daily editing work .And by the way this system is so HOT i could fry eggs and bacon in top of that:)!!

February 22, 2012 | 04:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

absoloutly crazy comp guys, nice one.

February 22, 2012 | 04:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Pick me! I want to be like Skrillex! <3

February 22, 2012 | 04:55 AM - Posted by Petro (not verified)

Awesome giveaway! I hope there will be more like this!

February 22, 2012 | 05:22 AM - Posted by Royce Wong (not verified)

Will invite all my Pc Enthusiast friends, showing off what PCAudioLabs is capable of building out and blast it off with my Samsung Hi-Fi system, playing shows like Avatar to blown their minds off.

Finally thank you PC Audio Labs and All the Sponsors!

February 22, 2012 | 05:33 AM - Posted by Lukas S, (not verified)

nice giveaway ;) wish i had such a sys ;) keep going

February 22, 2012 | 05:41 AM - Posted by Pucherkid

Awesome! Thank you for creating such an outstanding piece of equipment that can inspire the minds of many young talented individuals to compose and share there craft with the world! What awesome innovation! I'd love to work with your product to further better my art to share with the music community. Rock on!!!

February 22, 2012 | 05:42 AM - Posted by Unit27

Killer system!! Really hope I win, because (and I hope she's not reading this) my old beat up macbook computer just won't compute anymore, Ableton Live refuses to play live, and Steam won't even power a teapot. With this machine I'm sure I could finally hit sub bass so powerful and low it'll propel the studio to orbit and I'll be the first producer to conquer space travel and bring back with me tunes that are louder than loud and moon dust too.

February 22, 2012 | 06:01 AM - Posted by Razvan Deji (not verified)

Awesome system. i would really like to win this.

February 22, 2012 | 06:59 AM - Posted by Ruben Abreu (not verified)

The world of music and computing collide it makes such beautiful things. My production PC just broke so now i really need one! This looks like a perfect build for production!

February 22, 2012 | 07:43 AM - Posted by Martin_591

Personnally, that i will do, it’s that i will give it to my girlfriend. She had only a old laptop for the gaming. So, with this computer, she will have a beautifull and powerfull gaming computer. Moreover, to see the case, it seems very WAF, so that we be really good for her.

February 22, 2012 | 08:24 AM - Posted by david begley (not verified)

Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing piece of kit

February 22, 2012 | 08:28 AM - Posted by Michal89 (not verified)

Time to upgrade Athlon XP.. ^^

February 22, 2012 | 09:03 AM - Posted by Miguel (not verified)

Would love to win this in as I continue to learn and improve my production skills in many areas. Thank you for the opportunity.

February 22, 2012 | 09:18 AM - Posted by Mike Mulligan (not verified)

What an amazing opportunity.... the machines you guys build are solid. Hope i stand a chance.

February 22, 2012 | 10:01 AM - Posted by Eric Whyte (not verified)

I can see something like Cakewalk going on here and getting into home recording.

February 22, 2012 | 10:17 AM - Posted by Andrew (not verified)

This computer could open up so many creative possibilities that aren't possible with the current toaster i am running. Winning this contest could change my life or strongly affect it.

February 22, 2012 | 10:17 AM - Posted by Thuan (not verified)

awesome system! I will build my studio :D :D

February 22, 2012 | 12:18 PM - Posted by Harold Pascuas (not verified)

I love Windows, I love Asus, and I will love PCAudioLabs!!!!

February 22, 2012 | 12:21 PM - Posted by FrankZ0509 (not verified)

Hey there, PC Perspective and PCAudioLabs! I am a freelance recording artist and sound engineer, and it would be G-R-E-A-T if I would win this box! For years, I've been basing my career off a three-year old Intel i3-based Dell laptop, and with the advancement of technology and the demand for better software and performance, it barely cuts my needs today. (Stereo mixdown alone for a 4-minute song takes almost an hour now: this is super inefficient and hampers my productivity.) If could win this Rok Box, I could totally take my career to a whole new level! I'd be able to use better software, process faster, and achieve more tasks than I would have ever thought possible. That, and all the other amazing stuff I'd be able to do with the monster power of this whole rig. Winning this box would play a huge pivotal role for my career, as I couldn't ever afford to purchase one for myself.

Thanks for all the awesome insights in the computing world, PC Perspective! And thanks for bringing such amazing machines to life, PC Audio Labs! You guys make this world a better place for people like me, who basically live and breathe music and computers.


February 22, 2012 | 12:29 PM - Posted by rob sullivan (not verified)

I'll be using this to make educational recordings.

February 22, 2012 | 12:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Really want to get into home audio mixing. This would be a great tool!

February 22, 2012 | 01:01 PM - Posted by ravenoid

If I were lucky enough to win this, I would use this for graphic design and music editing. I would also like to show the DJ community that not only is PC superior to Mac but that desktops are quite a viable choice. I DJ as a hobby mostly; so realistically, most of the work done on this computer will be schoolwork for some years.

February 22, 2012 | 01:33 PM - Posted by ChibiPanda (not verified)

This will be a great upgrade to my old rig!
A PC like this one would solve my lag issues in games and photoshop! I'd also be able to render videos without making that the only task my PC is doing! :D
I also plan to start playing with music editing programs.

February 22, 2012 | 01:51 PM - Posted by Brian Gonzales (not verified)

Never had a PC powerful enough to do real audio editing, this will fix that.

February 22, 2012 | 02:00 PM - Posted by rnspow (not verified)


February 22, 2012 | 03:11 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks PC Per and PCAudioLabs for the chance to win an awesome system like this. What I would do with it? Get into some audio editing that my current PC is entirely unable to handle.

Good luck everyone. :)

February 22, 2012 | 03:22 PM - Posted by Toughmn (not verified)

Nothing like a personal home audio rig.

February 22, 2012 | 04:01 PM - Posted by Don Smith (not verified)

Well I am a big music person but I don't make it. So, with this system I would hand it over to my best friend. He's big into music production and I'm sure he would need and love to have a system like this. Lol. His b day is coming up soon I need a gift haha

February 22, 2012 | 04:11 PM - Posted by Digitalphoenix0 (not verified)

This would be awesome for the audio/visual processing I'm doing at school, right now I'm specifically trying to come up with a way to dynamically filter out irregular microphone interference.

February 22, 2012 | 04:11 PM - Posted by Digitalphoenix0 (not verified)

This would be awesome for the audio/visual processing I'm doing at school, right now I'm specifically trying to come up with a way to dynamically filter out irregular microphone interference.

February 22, 2012 | 05:45 PM - Posted by AlphaMaelstrom (not verified)

I've never been able to afford audio equipment, and my current PC is almost 10 years old. Honestly, I quit writing, and singing and such years ago when I got yoko ono'd out of the band I was in. If I won, I'd start again. I wouldn't need anyone else, and I could rediscover the love of making music I once had again.

February 22, 2012 | 05:46 PM - Posted by D McCollough (not verified)

Thanks PC Perspective and Pc Audio Labs for the giveaway! Would love to give that to my son who has a vision problem, but loves music

February 22, 2012 | 05:50 PM - Posted by DJ Zero One (not verified)

Here's what I would do if I won: I will start by unplugging my my ancient MusicXPC and hook up my Digi002 console, my MPC, my APC20, and at least 2 mics for percussion instruments to my awesome new computer and I WILL SERENADE THE STAFF OF PC AUDIO LABS with the most INSANEST, GLITCHIEST, UBER FRESH, BASS HEAVY ELECTRONIC MUSIC UNTIL THEY BEG ME TO TURN IT OFF, but because it will be so loud, I won't hear them and mis-read their lips and respond "TURN IT UP? WELL OK, HERE IT GOES" at which point madness will ensue and we will "tear da roof off" of whatever "mutha" we happened to be at. Word to big bird.

To be honest, I am getting into rendering larger files and running more complex VST instruments which severely bog my system down. I am seriously limited on processing power when using VST plugins during a mixing session in Pro Tools, and would love to be able to perform multiple tasks without the risk of failure. I have lost many a good takes this way, and I would be thrilled to have a nice new computer to work on. Thanks for the contest :)

February 22, 2012 | 06:14 PM - Posted by Lurpak

I think I would use this for my spare time projects, which is photo editing, video editing and gaming. And if I win this rig, then maybe music. I love to listen to music and have been thinking of learning to make music and play some instruments.

February 22, 2012 | 06:32 PM - Posted by pcmac (not verified)

PC Perspective and PCAudioLabs - Infinite Possibilities!

February 22, 2012 | 06:57 PM - Posted by pcmac (not verified)

An awesome collection of hardware and software that will be paired with two Dell U2410 IPS displays and Cakewalk Sonar V-Studio audio interface/control. Here's how it will be used:

1. Sound Design / Engineering (covering all genres).
2. Intermediate 3D modeling; using Google Sketch-Up, etc.
3. Video Gaming; primarily racing and flight simulation.
4. Software Development: Web & Mobile.
5. Home surveillance (summer DIY project).
6. Performing EBay transactions at light-speed!

Thanks for the opportunity.

February 22, 2012 | 07:04 PM - Posted by Nick P. (not verified)

Awesome contest could use a new rig like this Intel, PCPer, and PCAudioLabs FTW!

February 22, 2012 | 10:23 PM - Posted by devinbaines

Thank you PCAudioLabs for making this contest possible and for supporting PCPerspective. That would be an awesome rig to own.

February 22, 2012 | 10:25 PM - Posted by dalepoco

Hi Guys!

I spent all my money on my son's system. I need to upgrade from the Gateway hardware I bought in a rush just before bypass surgery 3 years ago.

Love the show and the site!


February 22, 2012 | 10:33 PM - Posted by Cr1ms0ngh0st

I've dabbled in making some beats nothing crazy, though this machine and software would be sweet! Thanks PC Per and PCAL for the contest.

February 22, 2012 | 10:39 PM - Posted by DashTrash

Thanks PCAL and PCPER! I would mostly use this rig for gaming, but try some home video creation with FANTASTIC audio!

February 22, 2012 | 10:39 PM - Posted by Matthew Roche (not verified)

Well I am just currently putting together a small studio, just got a novation bass station, used to have a room and a half and then some full of air particle tearing goodness in the late 90's early 2000's untill stolen (when this legendary instrument was brand new and cutting f#$%ing edge) and of the first synths i ever played with, this along with the roland jp8000 (original thing with SUPERSAW oscillator waveform) to keep me entranced and completely BASSED OUT!!!, sure could used some flipped out hardware/software to compleate my project as I don't think my antiquated Macs can handle it. Thx pcaudiolabs for this chance !!

February 23, 2012 | 12:57 AM - Posted by TheBradyReport

First, thanks for putting up this kick butt system for the PCPer crowd! I have kids that are interested in music and I also play. I'd also use this system for pod/vid-casting and video/audio editing. (training materials and a video series this summer).

Thanks again and good luck to all!

February 23, 2012 | 12:59 AM - Posted by Jordan (not verified)

I would use this system to create free nonprofit songs which all proceeds would gl directly to charity

February 23, 2012 | 01:07 AM - Posted by MrBlack2 (not verified)

Hopefully 346th is the magic number

February 23, 2012 | 02:30 AM - Posted by matthew best (not verified)

i'd just like to say the only way i'd swap from a mac to a pc is if i had a PCAL box like this. this would totally open up my world software wise and make integrating the pile of vintage synths and samplers that clutter my studio that much easier. if i had this box i'd be making a multitude of heads nod.

February 23, 2012 | 04:59 AM - Posted by James65807 (not verified)

Would love to have this nice gaming rig and a home entertainment music machine.

February 23, 2012 | 07:01 AM - Posted by Arthur Durand (not verified)

I honestly can't think of something to do with that Rok Box!!! Great Giveaway, thanks!

February 23, 2012 | 07:52 AM - Posted by travis (not verified)

NEATO! If i get it, I will use it for chiptune performances.

February 23, 2012 | 09:27 AM - Posted by Joe S (not verified)

Would love to fix the audio on our old home movies, fix'em up a bit. A little gaming on the side wouldn't hurt either...

February 23, 2012 | 11:20 AM - Posted by Grim1ock77 (not verified)

Go PC Per, I could always use another computer for my house or my classroom.

February 23, 2012 | 11:58 AM - Posted by PimpSmurf (not verified)

I would love to add this system into den and hook it up to my surround sound to play games/edit video and have as a seriously kick butt family PC.

February 23, 2012 | 01:39 PM - Posted by TinkerToyTech

I would really like to win this system to expand my expansive audio and video horizons!

February 23, 2012 | 02:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs

February 23, 2012 | 03:40 PM - Posted by Korah_Dubstep (not verified)

Thanks for having this guys, awesome idea =D If I won this my productions would come a huge way and I would finally be able to do what I want to do with my music. I am currently using something with 1 gig of ram and the worst processor that's ever been created lol. I've been trying to get the money from my unemployment insurance to upgrade my computer right now but the government is really screwing me over =/

February 23, 2012 | 03:47 PM - Posted by SCV (not verified)

Thanks for the Contest. I could definitely use a new, silent PC.

February 23, 2012 | 05:22 PM - Posted by Shane Dickson (OregonSlacker) (not verified)

I'd really love this system, it would be great for all my audio and video needs, not to mentioning how much time would be saved by the extreme processor. I'm sure days are saved per project with such an awesome system, and its even beast enough to play games when its time to relax and get some killing done!

February 23, 2012 | 05:25 PM - Posted by

Would like to help my brother with his band's music anyway I can but need to try to get a new computer for that haha

February 23, 2012 | 05:25 PM - Posted by UrkenInvader (not verified)

This system will make everything easier in my small shop. I have been working with old PCs and winning this would be a dream come true.

February 23, 2012 | 05:26 PM - Posted by Joachim S. (not verified)

I would use the system to recording and editing music and videos both things im doing myself. On the computer i have now i cant do anything else when something is rendering its just gonna crash.
Also i would play games, but mostly use it for music and video editing :)

February 23, 2012 | 05:27 PM - Posted by icekreem (not verified)

i would use this rig for supporting and editing the musik of my band. love to win that!!!

February 23, 2012 | 05:28 PM - Posted by IcyL (not verified)

Thanks for this giveaway, i'll use it to make awesome quality soundtracks for my short films.

February 23, 2012 | 05:29 PM - Posted by Gordok (not verified)

Great job with this giveaway guys, this is awesome... Nice to see more and more people getting involved in e-Sports!

February 23, 2012 | 05:30 PM - Posted by Monite (not verified)

this computer is a monster and it would run and load anything with ease, so that would definitely help me with creating audio and many other things, specifically playing games, which i'm sure it would run flawlessly

February 23, 2012 | 05:30 PM - Posted by Gordok (not verified)

I would use this system because I do a ton of Audio editing for my band, and I feel this thing has enough power to sustain the gaming I do as well! So 2 birds with one stone! :D

February 23, 2012 | 05:34 PM - Posted by Mathias Torres (not verified)

If I win, I would probably play starcraft 2 and stream amongst similar things. Other things would be using it to have photoshop and similar creative programs

February 23, 2012 | 05:39 PM - Posted by TerryBogart

Im a Graphic designer who's been dabbling with audio editing for animation projects, I Would use this pc to dabble further, and Hell yeah some Starcraft2...

February 23, 2012 | 05:41 PM - Posted by Umicah (not verified)

Awesome rig ! I am Greek and economy is not good here so the only option for a new system is to be lucky and win this !

February 23, 2012 | 05:41 PM - Posted by dismay (not verified)

Gotta start making video game music somewhere.

February 23, 2012 | 05:41 PM - Posted by Al (not verified)

I will stream 5 1080p pr0n vids and spank to them all with my new sandy bridge E. Gotta make use of all them threads/cores somehow!

February 23, 2012 | 05:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This will go in my Mancave to make it amazing!

February 23, 2012 | 05:54 PM - Posted by Gooshy

Thanks guys! This could definitely be a start to really learning music editing.

February 23, 2012 | 05:56 PM - Posted by Paul (not verified)

this would be a great help since i love playing on my guitar and i love experimenting with it :) i'm also a gamer and that would be a pretty big bonus if i had that rig :) much <3 to you guys!

February 23, 2012 | 06:02 PM - Posted by r4pture (not verified)

The RoKBox is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm both a heavy gamer and music fiend, so with a box like this I can both game, play music in the best quality possible, and maybe finally have a PC worth doing some audio projects of my own on!

February 23, 2012 | 06:10 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for the contest! And this computer would be amazing for my firend's new DJ career, he just landed a DJ job in a local club, but his hardware is a little out of date and is stubborn to upgrade. This would make is music career so much easier and better quality!

February 23, 2012 | 06:10 PM - Posted by John Sweeney (not verified)

I will use this PC to power production of a streaming webcast show from our weekly barcraft event.

February 23, 2012 | 06:13 PM - Posted by John Bradley (not verified) ,

It'd be great for the team, with this we would be able to provide better commentary/casts/walkthroughs and live-streams :) What Im trying to say is, we'd use it to improve the quality for our viewers :)

February 23, 2012 | 06:31 PM - Posted by Dylanlee (not verified)

Looking to get a new desktop, and this would be like a dream come true! Would definitely start some audio projects with this. This would definitely make not only audio editing, but everything with a computer easier.

February 23, 2012 | 06:39 PM - Posted by wilson79

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs.... this would make a awesome update to my old dell system

February 23, 2012 | 06:46 PM - Posted by Kevin (not verified)

Impressive system thank you PCPer and PCAudioLabs

February 23, 2012 | 07:24 PM - Posted by Probasaur

As someone who is trying their hardest to follow their dreams and continue to work on my career in music, seeing anyone support the audio creation community is something to behold. Thanks for doing this and although I don't have the best hardware, I'll continue to keep playing, singing, and producing.

Right now when I'm working on my very old DELL it takes way longer than it should when I'm done recording and needing to convert it into mp3 format. And then again when I'm attempting to upload it to try and get my stuff out there.

I also have been very into the Starcraft scene since the original and now that the scene is starting to really rise up I've always had thoughts of putting my own 'Strategy Tutorials' and just cast replays of the pro's. This of course would be impossible without a proper computer and audio set up. Right now I moderate for IGN's Pro League and have developed a friendship with the broadcasting team. If I could somehow gain a following through my casting I could see a small glimmer of a shot for me to cast for them. Paid or not I'm not interested in the money but for the growth and support of the community. Just like I moderate for them right now.

my email that I registered with PCperspective on was:

This would be a huge help and big motivator in continuing to keep creating and trying to improve along the way. Either way thankyou lots for your support and I'll definitely check out what you have to offer now.

February 23, 2012 | 07:18 PM - Posted by timothy wijk (not verified)

i will use this platform as a mean to learn more about overclocking and the underlying systems involved in making a stable overclocked environment. i may not be the most experienced overclocker but i know most of it and it would be great to have a new computer as my old one is getting tired of the more advanced games and applications today.

February 23, 2012 | 07:27 PM - Posted by genericname96669 (not verified)

Would be planning to run sony vegas and ableton to produce my own music and able to edit my own videos.

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

February 23, 2012 | 07:40 PM - Posted by Rakett (not verified)

Wow, sick giveaway, thanks so much!

February 23, 2012 | 08:36 PM - Posted by Joel Stover (not verified)

This PCAudioLabs Rok Box system would be a significant upgrade for my home studio and would take my multitracked-guitar-and-virtual-orchestra productions to a new level. Thanks to Ryan from PC Perspective's expert overview, it's clear that this system would be quieter and more powerful than my present system by a long shot. The snappy response of the Intel processor and the ASUS video card would keep the hardware blazing away in the background, where it belongs, so I can focus on being creative without noticing the little glitches and freezes which betray an underpowered DAW system. This modern system would allow me to explore creative mixing and effects processing: auxilary sends, parallel compression, sub-mixes, and processor demanding modulation. My current system grinds to a halt when I start to get really creative with my mix. This power of this Rok Box system would also leave me plenty of power to explore another important part of being a modern musician: online collaboration. Right now, I am writing and producing on my own. This is not by choice, but my current DAW is a bit slow and cannot handle multi-tasking programs very well. The Rok Box would change all that, opening up exciting possibilities for collaborating with other musicians, in real time, while still writing and producing in my DAW. Wow...It would be a blast to rock the Rok Box!

February 23, 2012 | 08:36 PM - Posted by SonicPet07

First up for me is re-ripping and encoding all my media. Then getting down and dirty with some projects that my Core-2-duo just can't handle anymore

February 23, 2012 | 09:00 PM - Posted by TroyB (not verified)

kicking off a new PC gaming site for gamers, by gamers. On our 4th podcast now and it is ROUGH around the edges! (AFK podcast on iTunes)


@logun0 on twitter

February 23, 2012 | 09:01 PM - Posted by spartibus

This is a dream system. It would make copying/transferring and encoding files so ridiculously fast. Please hook me up!

February 23, 2012 | 09:06 PM - Posted by rwmcclarin

Thank you PC Audio Labs for supporting, I love these guys. To win this PC would make me and my boys year. They are wanting to start a kids neighborhood band, very musically inclined group of boys. And when they are not using it I would put it to good use improving my hand/eye coordination ;)

February 23, 2012 | 11:29 PM - Posted by Shane (not verified)

Great system! I've been using Garage Band for sound creation and editing. Would love to try those software packages and have a system built for them. This would for sure improve the sound creation options... and who knows be the gateway into semi-professional music production.

Great show by the way... found it by the way of TWiCH. Keep up the good work.

February 24, 2012 | 12:04 AM - Posted by Curt L (not verified)

I would love to do more recording of electronic dance tracks but with an aging pc it is becoming hard to accomplish. Thanks PC Audio Labs for supporting this show.

February 24, 2012 | 12:49 AM - Posted by tridentone

Thank you PC Perspective for all the hard work and PC Audio Labs for supporting PC Perspective.

February 24, 2012 | 05:01 AM - Posted by simi (not verified)

Awesome job PC Per and PCAudioLabs , great system for all needs video and audio editing ,games ,Auto CAD name it . Thanks for chance

February 24, 2012 | 05:14 AM - Posted by dani (not verified)

Great system for all kinda tasks.Thanks for giveaway PC Per and PCAudioLabs!

February 24, 2012 | 07:25 AM - Posted by Devil 2 U

I would like to start a podcast about the LAN Party community. I think this hardware would be the perfect genesis for such a project.

February 24, 2012 | 09:13 AM - Posted by Tommie (not verified)

I sure hope you guys also ship a prize to a place outside of USA..

February 24, 2012 | 09:35 AM - Posted by bman212121

Count me in for this one!

February 24, 2012 | 09:46 AM - Posted by wildferret

Thank you PC Per for all the reviews and how to's.

February 24, 2012 | 10:04 AM - Posted by Amareen (not verified)

First thank you .

I am gonna tell the truth here, i only need this to upgrade from my 6and half year old Pentium 4 PC, and if i win this am gonna upgrade my current computer and give it to my cousin (who desperately needs one :)

again thank you !

February 24, 2012 | 10:10 AM - Posted by Evgeny Maslay (not verified)

PC Perspective Rok Box System help me in our studio, well, in my spare time guys can still play!)

February 24, 2012 | 10:28 AM - Posted by Xen (not verified)

I have been putting off upgrading my q6600 (SLACR - remember that?) for a while now, maybe you guys can make it easy for me. Best PC podcast, great job guys.

February 24, 2012 | 02:08 PM - Posted by Nomegar

I would finally record and edit training videos for different software solutions we're using at work. I would also record video game footage to share with friends and maybe make training videos for gaming too!

It's also mighty tempting to spend more time with the guitar and share my creative impulses.

February 24, 2012 | 02:15 PM - Posted by Zero (not verified)

I currently produce music and am using an old Anthlon XP 2500+ with 1 gig of ram for my Ableton tracks. I can't work live, even with a 1 second buffer and it really sucks :(

I have to render my projects, listen, change, render, etc and my workflow takes a big hit. Things that my peers are able to do in minutes I have to take hours to complete.

I'd use this machine to work in real time, cutting my project time down from weeks to hopefully days.

Thanks for the contest!

February 24, 2012 | 04:38 PM - Posted by abutton

Nice rig, hope I can get it so I can finally replace my aging box and get something worth producing music on.

February 24, 2012 | 05:44 PM - Posted by Guy (not verified)

Great music machine PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs! Would love to explore new music possibilities with it.

February 24, 2012 | 07:18 PM - Posted by Nacelle

My son's computer is getting a little long-in-the-tooth. This would make a nice upgrade for him.

February 24, 2012 | 10:21 PM - Posted by Lynda Mattera (not verified)

I have a music studio but not using the right equipment,very outdated, PCAudioLabs is adding Cakewalk Sonar X1 Essential, Native Instruments Komplete Element's, IK Multimedia's Amplitube FREE and much more. This is just amazing! Thank you! You will make someone very very happy!

February 24, 2012 | 10:56 PM - Posted by Nathan Foster (not verified)

I will turn my daughter into the next YouTube recording sensation! :)

February 25, 2012 | 01:32 AM - Posted by ryan gunawardana (not verified)

i'd like to try this new rig on my video & audio production work tnx PCPer , PCAudioLabs, for this amazing give away

February 25, 2012 | 02:45 AM - Posted by billb79

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs! Need a new system to play the new Mass Effect 3!

February 25, 2012 | 03:46 PM - Posted by Graham13

Wow what a great giveway! I've been a long time listener to the show. If I win, I plan on using the hardware and software to start my own podcast.

Thanks PCPer and PCAudiolabs! Good luck to all!

February 25, 2012 | 07:29 PM - Posted by AdrianHinkley

I am a PC guy, and I have just begun diving into the world of home recording. I currently use a Toshiba Satellite laptop, but even with 8 gigs of RAM, it's still not as fast as I would like it to be to handle my DAW, which is PreSonus Studio One. Not only that, I can't replace my mediocre AMD Athlon II P320 CPU. PCAudioLabs has an established reputation for being the best PCs for recording artists. In fact, one of my all-time favorite guitarists, Jeff Waters of Annihilator, swears by them. PCAL uses the best components possible to make PC audio production as smooth as it can be right out of the box. Having a PC that is built strictly with audio production in mind can only inspire me to do my best work as I hone my recording chops.

February 25, 2012 | 09:22 PM - Posted by bootmeup (not verified)

Thank you PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs!

This would be great to replace my AMD Athlon XP that has been overclocked from the and days. It is kind of slow today, running at only 1964MHz with only DDR memory 9.5 X 206.7MHz. So this setup I have now would be to laggy with the effects on my Ibanez RG320.

try to log on to your new web site, but i guess my email address was from a old IP provider. Plus it say, something like, bootmeup is a unknown user name.


February 26, 2012 | 01:35 AM - Posted by Frostbite1231 (not verified)

I've never heard of these guys before. Seems pretty cool and I'd love to win this!

February 26, 2012 | 04:15 AM - Posted by gregory bodish (not verified)

This awesome powerhouse of a setup will handle all of my guitar recordind duties with ease

February 26, 2012 | 05:57 AM - Posted by dffd

I would use it to replace my pc I lost in my house fire and cant afford to replace because they wouldn't sell renters insurance to me because it was to close to the water.

February 26, 2012 | 06:21 AM - Posted by John C. Smith (not verified)

Man, this rig is just perfect for songwriting. Getting it down quickly, and well! Very well...

February 26, 2012 | 06:41 AM - Posted by David Alexander McDonald (not verified)

Now this is the sort of computer that would get me right to work on the bones of the symphony project, as well as tinkering with my usual soundscapes and wild ideas. I need something that will crunch harder than what I've been using.

February 26, 2012 | 09:53 AM - Posted by bhusebye

From what I see this system is everything I would need to start rocking with .vst plugins. I would so totally use this to start recording my voice and my playing. I started with the machine I have with Mixcraft Pro Studio and Amplitube Jimi Hendrix and there is so much static on my system its unusable. I dont know where to start to try it do things better or to just scrap my pc and make a Windows 7 box. I have heard XP has cyclic static issues. Anyway Thanks for the great chance to even try to win this sweet and awesome system!

February 26, 2012 | 09:56 AM - Posted by RickO (not verified)

I'd use this to further my goal to become an accomplished audio engineer

February 26, 2012 | 10:41 AM - Posted by Moods (not verified)

Fantastic giveaway! I've been needing to upgrade my recording system for years and this would be a sweet system. Thanks for hosting!

February 26, 2012 | 10:43 AM - Posted by Mike2 (not verified)

It'd be awesome to have that kind of audio production horsepower! I could do my own multitracking right in the jam room! Those look like specs for a more than competent gaming computer too, for when no one is looking. ;)

February 26, 2012 | 10:46 AM - Posted by Corky

First off, THANKS PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs for giving back! I know everyone really appreciates it. This really is an awesome prize. I really enjoy your articles and podcasts. I always recommend your website to anyone who is looking into computer hardware. Keep up the fantastic work.

February 26, 2012 | 11:10 AM - Posted by rubensahas (not verified)

wow thiz is a great give away it really help me in improving my recrding better all my recrding were old so now itz not producing good sound so i wanna thiz thnx fr the great oppurtunity

February 26, 2012 | 12:01 PM - Posted by ptrott (not verified)

I would use this system (with the addition of some nice monitors and mics) to collaborate with my son in recording some of his and my original works. He's used Cakewalk before to record some stuff with his band, so he can teach me the ropes. Thanks for the contest!

February 26, 2012 | 12:10 PM - Posted by mattr1111

This would be great to make all of my training videos with.
I do an awful lot of training, and we are looking to branch out in to videos, this could certainly help with that.

February 26, 2012 | 12:54 PM - Posted by pcperspectivefan

Wow, there are so many ways that I could use this system! I have a number of recording projects in the works for the 2 bands I'm in plus a solo project that would be vastly improved by a system of this quality. I also do a fair amount of audio engineering for others, but this system versus a shared laptop that I currently use - well, there's no comparison. Thanks for the opportunity!!

February 26, 2012 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Jason Judge (not verified)

I have 2 1/2 albums sitting on my hard drive of my computer which died. First I lost my Tascam FW-1082, then the same week I lost my PC board and processor. I need a whole new setup to finish my albums and get the online to sell......

February 26, 2012 | 01:21 PM - Posted by ME (not verified)

I'm going to use it to record my band and do sound mixing for my indie films.

February 26, 2012 | 02:16 PM - Posted by Brent (not verified)

Great giveaway! I will use it to record both my own solo material and the various projects I play with. Thanks again.

February 26, 2012 | 02:17 PM - Posted by Stefan Nimcevic (not verified)

Im making music with my guitar.And making remixes.And this computer would realy help me make it to the top! :)

February 26, 2012 | 02:53 PM - Posted by andrew (not verified)

I want this so I can produce demos for my band Dressed To would really mean a lot as all the gear that I own literally is borrowed or purchased cheap from relatives...

February 26, 2012 | 05:29 PM - Posted by chondro

Thanks PC Perspective and PC Audio Labs!

February 26, 2012 | 05:29 PM - Posted by Emil Ronning (not verified)

That thing is a monster!

For some time i've been looking for gear and stuff to start recording my ideas, but my laptop is way too slow. This computer would be a godsend! I've heard nothing but great things about all the components (especially RokBox!)


February 26, 2012 | 05:57 PM - Posted by Ryan Holt (not verified)

This looks like something that would be spectacular for me. My rig is unfortunately lacking in almost all areas, and I really need an upgrade. With this set up I could make some excellent tracks!

February 26, 2012 | 06:09 PM - Posted by Eric (not verified)

I would use the comp to start doing some recordings at home. All I have right now is a laptop, and it's just not powerful enough!

February 26, 2012 | 06:33 PM - Posted by Victor (not verified)

I plan on building a recording station out of the Rok Box. I will finally be able to record using a system that can handle large audio files, hardware, and properly capture songs.

February 26, 2012 | 06:43 PM - Posted by MrValve

I'd let my son use this. He plays digital piano and is going into high school next year. He's really creative and this would be a great tool for him.

February 26, 2012 | 08:24 PM - Posted by Steve (not verified)

It would help me master songs without having to buy all of the new stuff!

February 26, 2012 | 11:41 PM - Posted by Jimmy Arcade (not verified)

I currently have a minimal gear setup, with a Lexicon audio interface and Garage Band. I would love to expand my recording options with such a sweet setup as the Rok Box, from PC Audio Labs. I would use it to record my own songs, as well as those of my friends and music community!

February 26, 2012 | 11:46 PM - Posted by vringer

I'd be sooo happy to use this for my video editing! I am still using an AMD 64 so this would be an amaaazing upgrade. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. :)

February 27, 2012 | 12:51 PM - Posted by Eric Cox (not verified)

What an awesome giveaway! This system would be a massive upgrade over the POS system I'm currently using! Thanks!

February 27, 2012 | 12:51 PM - Posted by Dane (not verified)

This would be sweet!

February 27, 2012 | 02:58 PM - Posted by Jeffrey (not verified)

I would you this system to create the best folk rock sound I can and hopefully make someone smile.

February 27, 2012 | 03:08 PM - Posted by Roelf Mik (not verified)


My name is Roelf Mik. I study Composition & Sounddesign for Adaptive Systems at the Utrecht School for Music & Technology in Hilversum, the Netherlands. As a student in a field that is constantly moving, having a system that is up to date is vital. My current computer is slowly beginning to fall apart and I lack the money to purchase a new system. If I win this contest I can finally stop worrying about my computer rejecting my audio interface while recording new material/working on new material, or my computer freezing when I'm copying too many samples at once, or the constant humming of the ventilator that prevents me from making clean recording at home... My computer and I were best friends once, but... Lately we've been having some serious arguments.

I need a new good computer to be able to efficiently work on new music and software. The system you are presenting here is 100% perfect. It would really, really help me out a lot.

I hope I win & thank you for reading!

Roelf Mik,

February 27, 2012 | 04:36 PM - Posted by Florentin (not verified)

I love karaoke and this computer is too strong for my experience!

February 27, 2012 | 05:01 PM - Posted by Jerry Lafferty (not verified)

Ive been using Mixcraft Pro 5 and my Asus to make and mix music, it works is about what I will say. But I would most certainly love to get my mits on this setup. Great giveaway! Thanks and Good luck to all.

February 27, 2012 | 05:02 PM - Posted by Jasper John S. Cecilio (not verified)

I will give my current desktop computer to my little brother so that he can study his lessons well...then I will use this monster rig to study more about 3D animations..

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