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Sense mini PC

Low cost excellent mainstream computer with fast storage

Mini in size only this a mainstream computer! This build with the included parts below is our current technology standard for a low cost excellent mainstream mini computer. If you want to customize any part below, no problem, just contact us. All our PCs are shipped fully assembled with operating system pre-installed ready to plug in and start, unless some one specifically asks for a PC assembly project for a fun learning experience.

The Sense mini PC is designed for casual games, streaming movies and video, music, photos, web browsing, social media and for work! Low wattage power efficient fast CPU, excellent integrated graphics, ample memory, feature rich motherboard, fast storage, great looking small case, quality PSU and all the connectors you need!

Sense mini PC

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IN WIN BP655 black case Mini-ITX

Included parts in your Sense mini PC!

CPU processor chip

Intel Celeron Processor J3455 Apollo Lake architecture

4 cores, 4 threads, base frequency 1.5 GHz, burst frequency 2.3 GHz, Cache 2 MB, TDP 10 W, 14 nm
Multi-task at fast speeds with this low wattage quad core Intel Apollo Lake architecture CPU!

See how we choose a CPU.

GPU Integrated graphics processor unit

Intel HD Graphics 500

Graphics base frequency 250 MHz, graphics burst frequency 750 MHz, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, up to 3 displays supported.
Save the expense of a separate video card with advanced Intel integrated HD graphics!

See how we choose a video card.


4 GB (1x4 GB) Kingston ValueRAM KVR16LS11/4

One 4 GB memory stick. DDR3L, 1600 MHz, PC3L-12800, CL 11, 1.35 V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, SODIMM.
Run big files with large memory with high clock speeds and low latencies! Single channel.

Enough memory but you can increase memory anytime you might need up to 8 GB! See how we choose memory.


ASRock J3455-ITX

ASRock Mini-ITX motherboard, includes Intel Quad-Core Celeron J3455 Processor detailed above. Dual channel 2 DDR3L SO-DIMM memory slots upto 1866 MHz non-ECC un-buffered memory up to 8 GB maximum. 1 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot. 1 M.2 socket supports optional WiFi module. VGA, DVI-D, HDMI (supports 4K @ 60Hz) display outputs. 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports. 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 at case rear, 2 optionally available by a header), 5 USB 2.0 ports (2 at case front, 2 at case rear, 1 optionally available by a header). 7.1 channel HD audio Realtek ALC892, 5 audio jacks and 1 optical SP/DIF out port. 1 PCIe Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s controller Realtek RTL8111GR with RJ45 ethernet port and more features! Wow!

This small rock solid feature rich motherboard is the foundation of your PC. See how we choose a motherboard.

SSD Solid state drive

Crucial MX500 SSD 250 GB 2.5 inch SATA 6 Gb/s

Capacity 250 GB, Sequential read up to 560 MB/s, sequential write up to 510 MB/s, random read IOPS up to 95,000, random write IOPS up to 90,000! 2.5 inch form factor.

Faster boot up of your OS and loading of your main apps! If you want more storage you can always add an SSD or traditional hard drive.

With movie streaming and USB flash drives a DVD player and writer is less important, so we've dropped it to keep the price of this PC low. By the way a DVD drive can always be added anytime in the future, either internal (depending on other storage upgrades made) or external. If you want one now please take a look at our Sense mini PC 3.

See how we choose a hard drive and/or solid state drive.


IN WIN BP655 black case Mini-ITX

Small form factor Mini-ITX case, black, front ports 2 USB 2.0 and 2 HD Audio, 80mm fan. For case rear ports including USB, ethernet, audio and display ports please see motherboard section.

Stay cool with a great looking case so small it'll fit almost anywhere!

See how we choose a computer case.

PSU Power supply unit


200W high quality standard TFX 12V PSU comes with case above! Power on with a quiet stable PSU with reserve power!

See how we choose a PSU.

Pre-installed Operating System

Choose an operating system OS that you want pre-installed on your PC from the choices below. To order the OS you want, before you click 'Add to Cart' for your PC select that OS from the drop down menu.

We recommend Linux Mint or Ubuntu, hey it drops the price of the PC for you and they're very cool! If you want any other Linux distro, for example Debian, openSUSE, Mageia or Fedora no problem just let us know we'll install that instead! Choose Windows if you need it for a specific purpose.

See how you save on a new PC with Linux and also how we choose the OS.

Recent updates to OS choices

December 2, 2017. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

August 8, 2017. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Desktop 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

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Operating system choices

Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia MATE 64 bit Edition

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported for 5 years from release! Installed and installation DVD included! Includes Firefox browser, LibreOffice a full office suite, music and video players, and more free software packages you can imagine! We also install Google Chrome browser for you.


Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Desktop 64 bit

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported for 5 years from release! Installed and installation DVD included! Includes Firefox browser, LibreOffice a full office suite, music and video players, and more free software packages you can imagine! We also install Google Chrome browser for you.


Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Installed and installation OEM DVD included. Microsoft's latest operating system.

Due to fast changing technology, supply factors and dropping prices we may substitute a part for another we consider the same or better with no increase in price.


Recommended optional products

Keyboard and mouse

Logitech Desktop MK120 Keyboard and Mouse Combo $24

Sleek, comfortable keyboard and high-definition optical mouse, USB connections.


ASUS 21.5 inch LED LCD Monitor $139

Wide Screen TFT LCD with LED Backlight, full HD 1920 x 1080 max/native resolution, 5 ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness, DVI, HDMI, VGA inputs, black. See how we choose a monitor.

Entertainment monitor

ASUS 23.6 inch LED LCD Monitor $179

Widescreen, full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, LED backlight, 2ms GTG response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness or higher, HDMI, DVI, VGA inputs, black.


Logitech Z200 Stereo Speakers $39

10 watts of peak power, rich, clear stereo for great acoustics and room-filling sound. 2 x 3.5 mm input jacks, headphone jack, power, volume and tone controls on right speaker. See how we choose computer speakers.

Entertainment speakers

CREATIVE INSPIRE T3300 2.1 Speaker System $59

5.5 Watts RMS per channel (2 channels), 16 Watts RMS subwoofer

Wireless adapter external USB

Your CurrentBuild PC has an included wired Internet connector, only get this if you want a wireless connection from a wireless adapter external USB.

Archer T4U TP-LINK AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter $49

AC1200 (867 Mbps at 5 GHz or 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, USB 3.0.

Wireless adapter internal PCI Express

Your CurrentBuild PC has an included wired Internet connector, only get this if you want a wireless connection from a wireless adapter internal PCI Express.

TP-Link ARCHER T9E AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI-E Network Adapter $109

Hi-Speed WiFi up to 1900 Mbps WiFi speeds (1300Mbps on 5GHz band or 600Mpbs on 2.4GHz band), 802.11ac Dual Band, Ultimate Range 3 external antennas ensure a greater range of Wi-Fi connection and stability, PCI Express.

Laptops, printers, webcams, or any other PC parts

Just contact us we'll make a recommendation for the right part at a low price!


Recent updates to Sense mini PC build

January 15, 2018. Updated SSD to Crucial MX500.

March 24, 2017. Upgraded CPU and GPU to Intel Apollo Lake architecture, upgraded motherboard!

November 11, 2016. Updated SSD model.

August 24, 2016. Upgraded CPU and motherboard to Intel Braswell Refresh architecture with Intel HD Graphics 400. Changed memory to DDR3L SODIMM.

June 21, 2016. Upgraded SSD capacity.

April 6, 2016. Asus motherboard.

January 13, 2016. Increased SSD capacity and with even faster speeds! Changed case with a larger PSU!

December 1, 2015. New smaller case and PSU, a great size for a mini PC.

October 6, 2015. Changed motherboard. This one has a VGA port as well as HDMI.

September 30, 2015. Changed case, this one looks better, more durable potentially and the previous was in short supply!

September 9, 2015. Upgraded CPU to a quad core from a dual core with a corresponding motherboard that has more expansion capabilities.

August 7, 2015. Updated SSD size to 128 GB! Changed case and PSU, more reserve power PSU.

July 31, 2015. New build with Intel's latest Braswell CPU architecture!


Order Info

Want something customized?

If you want to change any part(s) for a specific need, no problem, just contact us before you order, we'll customize it for you and tell you the low cost.

No sales tax outside California

No sales tax charged on shipments outside California.

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We use PayPal to process payments but it's not required to have a PayPal account, you can pay with any major credit card.

Shipping to USA and Canada

We ship all over the contiguous US by UPS ground and charge a reasonable flat shipping fee for each item to cover our shipping, handling and insurance expenses. To see a shipping cost add an item to the shopping cart. If you want shipment any other way, no problem, just let us know.

Other US non-contiguous states and territories please contact us for additional shipping costs since it costs more.

Canadian and other international buyers, as applicable, pay additional shipping, customs and taxes, please contact us.

We usually ship within three business days of your order, we build and test a new PC for you after your order is received, keeping your build current. You will be on your new computer before you know it!

Purchase orders from institutions

Educational institutions, non-profits, charitable organizations, NGOs, this is an ideal product for you. A great product at a great price! Just contact us, we would love to help your cause.

Need help on your order?

If you have any questions before ordering your PC just contact us.

Want to assemble your own PC for fun?

For more information on how to order this unique option we provide, click on PC assembly project. All other PC orders will be shipped fully assembled with the operating system installed.

Free tech support by email, phone or Skype

To help initial setup if you need any. Just contact us.

Warranty and return policy

We want you to be satisfied with your purchase, please see our warranty and return policy.

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