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PC AUDIO LABS Rok Box MC 5x Desktop PC w/Anniversary Bundle  

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    High-performance PC streamlined for audio production, with Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB memory.

    The Rok Box MC 5x from PC Audio Labs is part of an extremely fast and efficient line of audio computers aimed strictly at the task of high-performance audio production. Designed to fit your unique workflow, the Rok Box series is made to accommodate many types of music software and music hardware. The entire Rok Box MC line feature powerful Intel processors that will change the way you make music by providing the power for more plugins and lower latency. Your music just got better with Intel. Fine-tuning of the operating system, hardware and system setup give Rok Box MC as much as an 80% improvement in performance over off-the-shelf PCs, while dedicated system and audio hard drives keep your files streamlined and guarantee smooth, consistent results everyday.

    Chart topping Intel Core i5 performance
    Intel’s next generation Core i5 processor tops the charts for audio processing, power and performance in a single processor design.

    Integrated Memory Controller
    New for the Core i5 processor is a built in memory controller. Using two channels of DDR3 memory connected directly to the processor helps to lower latency, speed up rendering, reduce sample library load times, and improve overall system responsiveness.

    Fast, Efficient, Smart Cache
    Cache is a smaller, faster memory inside the processor and it stores the most frequently used memory tasks. Rather than have a separate cache per processor, Smart Cache dynamically shares 100% of the total available cache with each processor to improve overall performance.

    Direct Media Interface 2.0 (DMI)
    DMI 2.0 is a very efficient point-to-point, bi-directional connection between the processor and the Z68 chipset, the hard drives, USB ports , PCI cards, FireWire, network, and any other devices and peripherals connected to the computer. The Rok Box MC 5x has a DMI speed of up to 20Gb/s.

    Dual Display Graphics
    See more of your projects and stay organized. Dual-head graphics cards allow you to hook up two screens and organize your DAW windows any way you please for a more fluid workflow.

    ATI Radeon HD5450
    The power of the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card, with 512MB of video memory, makes audio editing a breeze on multiple displays. Supports Dual-Link DVI for 2560x1600 screen resolution.

    More Drives, More Songs
    Smooth playback is what Rok Box MC 5x is all about. Rok Box MC 5x comes with three dedicated hard drives to keep your files streamlined and guarantee consistent results everyday.

    500GB System Hard Drive
    Windows 7 is installed to this hard drive. All software titles should be installed to this hard drive as well.

    500GB Audio Hard Drive
    Your music projects and all recorded audio files should be saved to this hard drive for best playback and recording results.

    500GB Sample Library Hard Drive
    Organize and store your sample libraries on this hard drive for efficient sample loading and maximum voice polyphony.

    Full-length PCIe and PCI cards
    A case design with room for full-length expansion cards like Pro Tools HD gives you the choice to use the tools you need to make music. Enough wiggle room for the most demanding audio and DSP expansion cards. Whether it’s a Pro Tools HD system or a TC Powercore card, Rok Box MC 5x has what you need to get started and even more room to grow.

    Whisper Quiet Operation
    The special blend of cooling fans and power supply work in harmony to create a quiet and stable audio computer. So quiet, in fact, that you might not even notice it's in the same room.

    The award winning Quiet Power Supply has the ability to consistently deliver power in a way that is both very quiet and very efficient. The extremely quiet chassis fan design keeps things cool on the inside while the super silent processor fan and heatsink, designed to match the Intel Core i5 processor's thermal characteristics, ensures the best possible audio performance all year round.

    Safe and Sound
    Real world testing scenarios that go beyond the benchmarks make Rok Box MC 5x the ultimate off-the-shelf solution for composing, recording and live production. The native CPU power of the Intel Core i5 processor lets you load more instrument tracks than ever before without the need to freeze tracks. Record multiple takes with confidence, overdub vocals to create harmonies, layer rhythm guitars for a full sound, and score a film. Do it all with Rok Box MC 5x.

    Loops and Sample Libraries
    A good amount of RAM and storage make a solid foundation for working with sample libraries, adding a string section, or writing an instrumental piece.

    10-Year Anniversary Bundle
    To help celebrate the 10-year Anniversary of PC Audio Labs, they are joining up with some friends to create a software and content bundle that will redefine people's expectations, and it's included for free. The result is a collection of what you need to really see a project through, from writing, to recording, to technical help and even releasing your finished songs.

    • Cakewalk SONAR X1 Essential - the perfect DAW to get your feet wet and to begin crafting your own masterpiece.
    • Native Instruments KOMPLETE ELEMENTS - an essential selection of over 1,000 professional sounds and effects. Includes 3 GB of material.
    • zplane VielKlang Instant Harmony v1.5 - harmonize your melody with one single click and create natural-sounding background choirs.
    • XILS Labs XILS 3 SE - modeled after the legendary VCS, the XILS 3 SE is one awesome powerhouse of analog warmth
    • IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 Free - 24 gear models included. Plus, the included Custom Shop allows you to try and buy over 200 new models
    • K Multimedia SampleTank Free - full-featured version of SampleTank 2.5, with a 500 MB specially selected samples library.
    • Nimbit.com Subscription - The easiest way to capture and grow your fanbase & sell your music and merch online
    • OBEDIA Video Package - the online resource for LIVE computer recording training and support. Learn Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, and more

    Features
    • Super-fast 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K processor
    • High-performance 8GB DDR3-1333 Dual Channel Memory
    • Dual display graphics card with 2560x1600 max resolution
    • Three dedicated hard drives guarantee consistent results everyday
    • Includes Windows 7 Pro 64-bit operating system
    • 10 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, and 5 Firewire 400 ports for all if your devices
    • Pioneer 24x CD/DVD dual-layer burner optical drive
    • 10-Year anniversary bundle of software including:
    • Cakewalk SONAR X1 Essential
    • Native Instruments KOMPLETE ELEMENTS
    • zplane VielKlang Instant Harmony v1.5
    • XILS Labs XILS 3 SE
    • IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 Free
    • K Multimedia Sampletank Free
    • Nimbit.com Subscription
    • OBEDIA Video Package

    Time to upgrade the brains of your studio? Then choose pure performance.

     

    Rok Box MC 5x Desktop PC w/Anniversary Bundle Specifications:

    • PROCESSOR
    • 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K
    • 4 processing cores
    • 4 processing threads
    • 5GT/s DMI speed
    • 6MB Smart Cache
    • MEMORY
    • 8GB DDR3-1333 Dual Channel (4 x 2GB)
    • 4 memory slots / 4 used
    • GRAPHICS
    • Dual Display Graphics Card (HD5450)
    • Graphics Chip Powered by ATI Radeon HD 5450
    • Video Memory: 512MB DDR3
    • Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600
    • Dual Display: DVI+VGA
    • HARD DRIVE STORAGE
    • Primary: 500GB SATA2 - 16MB Buffer Size, 7200rpm, 3Gb/s
    • Audio Files: 500GB SATA2 - 32MB Buffer Size, 7200rpm, 3Gb/s
    • Sample Library: 500GB SATA2 - 32MB Buffer Size, 7200rpm, 3Gb/s
    • OPERATING SYSTEM
    • Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    • Includes a genuine Microsoft installation disc
    • Includes a PCAL System Image Restore DVD
    • OPTICAL DRIVE
    • Pioneer 24x CD/DVD Dual Layer Burner
    • Includes Nero Essentials for CD/DVD burning
    • CONNECTIONS
    • 10 USB 2.0 - 6 front, 4 rear ports
    • 2 USB 3.0 - 2 rear ports
    • 2 FireWire 400 (6 pin) - 1 front port, 1 rear port + 3 ports on PCI card
    • 1 eSATA port
    • 1 Gigabit Network port
    • 1 Keyboard, Mouse PS/2 port
    • POWER SUPPLY
    • 500 Watts
    • 80 Plus Certified Efficiency
    • EXPANSION SLOTS
    • PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
    • Graphics card occupies one PCIe x16 slot
    • DIMENSIONS
    • Height: 15” (15.2" with feet)
    • Width: 8.27”
    • Depth: 19.29”
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