HotHardware Giving Thanks System Sweepstakes!

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News Yes [Y] Posted: Tue, Oct 25 2011 2:00 PM

To commemorate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., HotHardware and our friends at Intel and PCAudioLabs have teamed up to put together one heck of an exciting full-system give-away! This time around we're giving you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Gigabyte Z68-based motherboard, and an Intel SSD—among many other goodies--all wrapped up in a slick, aluminum case. To sweeten the deal, the system also sports over $600 worth of additional software, including Cakewalk Sonar X1, NI Komplete Elements, softsynths, effects, and content, as well as separate dedicated system, audio, and sample library hard drives.

The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom built audio-creation rig are listed below:


PCAudioLabs Rok Box MC 7xs

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K
  • Cooling: PCAL Quiet Operation
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard
  • Memory: 16GB DDR3-1333 (4x4GB)
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 5450
  • Power Supply: 600 Watts
  • Optical Drive: Pioneer 24x CD / DVD DL Burner 
  • SRT Drive: Intel 311 SSD (20GB)
  • Primary Drive: 500GB, 7200RPM, 16MB cache
  • Audio Drive: 1TB, 7200RPM, 32MB cache
  • Sample Drive: 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB cache
  • I/O: Firewire 400 PCI Card
  • Input: Logitech KB and Mouse
  • OS: Windows 7 Professional x64


 

To be entered into this sweepstakes, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple!

1) - First: Make sure you're a registered member at HotHardware.com. You can also login with your Facebook or Twitter accounts if you'd like.

2) - Be active in news and article discussions and the forum community here at HotHardware.com to get noticed.

3) - "Like" the PCAudioLabs and HotHardware Facebook pages to get noticed. Share PCAL's FB page and/or this contest post on your wall for brownie points.

4) - Sign-up for HotHardware Feedblitz Email News Blasts for an extra karma boost (it's different than brownies but just as fattening).

5) - That's it!

The contest will run through November 30, 2011, at which point we'll announce the lucky winner. Get in early and post here and in the HH news discussions and in our forum often!

** Please note, this give-away is for U.S. or Canadian residents only. The winner, if selected and located at a Canadian ship-to address, will assume all duties / taxes associated with delivery. Any / all winners are responsible for any applicable taxes associated with contest prize.

This is a great chance for to you to win a custom, powerful new PC built by the capable folks at PCAudioLabs. Good Luck!
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AKwyn replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 3:16 PM

Sweet. Thank you HotHardware and all of it's sponsors for yet another great contest, hope to contribute more then I did last contest.

Now... Let the games begin!

 

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Manduh replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 3:17 PM

Woo Hoo it's LIVE!!

Thanks Dave, Marco HH!! :D

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shaun a replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 3:18 PM

We're not worthy

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Nice and only a simple Facebook like required for a sweet small time PC producer.

Thanks HH and Sponsors.

Good luck everyone!

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Aoshi replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 3:23 PM

Another contest already?? I'm in! Thanks a bunch HH!

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AGorski replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 3:31 PM

nice

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 4:13 PM

Sweet! Hope to be crankin out some new tunes!

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Inspector replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 4:31 PM

NEAT, this is a nice addition to have for them needs :P.

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slugbug replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 4:35 PM

Awesome system indeed.

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i think i fell in love. you guys are heaven.

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rrplay replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 4:47 PM

WoWZerzZ another contest already !  Surprise  woo- hoo !  this is such a sweet machine and some way cool apps for the audio buff   Cool

No doubt it will be a blast along the way Yes   Good luck & Have Fun ! Smile

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Chondro replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 4:52 PM

Dibs

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 5:20 PM

I'm going to be cranking out some new tunes and recording with 0% system noise if I win this baby.

 

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Toystory replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 6:05 PM

Thanks, love to win a new system!

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 7:32 PM

Smile HH does it again,...and again,...and again,...and,.....Smile

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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sweet!

 

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JOMA replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 7:48 PM

Wow, that is a bad ass system.

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 8:32 PM

Attention all! We've added just a small requirement for the PC Audio Labs folks here. They're a smaller, high quality, specialized manufacturer that needs to get some traction on Facebook, so we rolled that in too. Show the love and it will come back to you, honest!

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 8:37 PM

LOL! Will do Dave!

It's a nice prize this time.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 8:42 PM

For a home studio this is a awesome rig "Cakewalk Sonar X1, NI Komplete Elements, Softsynths Effects and content, as well as separate dedicated system, audio, and sample library hard drives" especially with a full cakewalk Sonar and awesome sample library drive. Very sweet system for writing some music I love that HD array not that all the other awesome stuff is by any way anything not awesome but you really need a good storage sampling etc HD array for sound work.

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 8:48 PM

315 likes, they were right to ask for likes.

Liked and shared!

 

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rrplay replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 8:48 PM

Yep ! Got'sta show them  some love Smile

& Done !

 

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Not a Problem Dave Done.

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Well that is just delightful. Will I finally start using something other than reel to reel for my audio?

we will see.

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Manduh replied on Tue, Oct 25 2011 11:30 PM

Dave_HH:

Attention all! We've added just a small requirement for the PC Audio Labs folks here. They're a smaller, high quality, specialized manufacturer that needs to get some traction on Facebook, so we rolled that in too. Show the love and it will come back to you, honest!

 

DONE! :D

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"Now this is my type of system. Me and my boys have a street team that run parties and events . We produce our own music, with our own intros and videos. This system would definitely improve and expand our ventures."

"I'm also liking the three mechanical hard drives and the use of Intel's smart response technology with the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD , one thing's for sure, with this rig you wont suffer from the hard drive shortage and price hike due to the flooding."

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eunoia replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 12:57 AM

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...pending.

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Aoshi replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 1:05 AM

Gonna get me some brownies with my brownie points.

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Thanks again guys and to all the sponsors for putting this on.

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 3:04 AM

Wheatley:
"Now this is my type of system. Me and my boys have a street team that run parties and events . We produce our own music, with our own intros and videos. This system would definitely improve and expand our ventures."

Really? :O Why haven't you posted in the musician thread yet, I mean if you're a musician then you gotta post there right? Right???

http://hothardware.com/cs/forums/t/54030.aspx

 

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Definitely trying to show PCAudioLabs some love. They make some sweet boxes for musicians and hopefully some of my musician friends notice the posts and buys a computer from them :)

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 3:11 PM

omegadraco:
Definitely trying to show PCAudioLabs some love. They make some sweet boxes for musicians and hopefully some of my musician friends notice the posts and buys a computer from them :)

With that attitude, you're definitely going to win the contest for sure...

Also if anybody has produced any music that's worthy of this computer, post it now. I'll start...

This is an unfinished beat that I have laying around, it's unfinished in the sense of I don't know how to continue on with it...

 

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 4:17 PM

Yeah this baby should be able to run FL Studio with no problems, and sound great doing so!

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 4:19 PM

Just like the Energizer bunny, they keep going and going. Er make that giving and giving! lol

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Aoshi replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 4:22 PM

It was nice of PCAL to comment on our posts thanking them :D

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 4:31 PM

Yeah they are really paying attention, that's cool. Hope we drive some traffic to their site for them.

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 4:32 PM

Got er done!

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Oct 26 2011 4:34 PM

Didn't realize their was one myself. Guess I'll have to check it out.

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well i am back now :D

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