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Sense mini PC 3

Performance mainstream mini computer

Mini in size only this a performance mainstream computer! This build with the included parts below is our current technology standard for a performance 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 3 is designed for casual games (add a video card anytime to upgrade to a 3D gaming PC), streaming movies and video, home theater PC, music, photos, web browsing, social media and for work! Fast CPU, excellent integrated graphics, ample memory, feature rich motherboard, fast storage, great looking small case, quality PSU and all the connectors you need! Upgradeable and expandable!

Sense mini PC 3


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Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX black case

Included parts in your Sense mini PC 3!

CPU processor chip

8th Generation Intel Celeron Processor G4900 Coffee Lake Architecture

2 cores, 2 threads, 3.10 GHz clock speed, 2 MB SmartCache, TDP 54 W, 14 nm.
Multi-task at blazing speeds with this Intel Celeron Coffee Lake architecture CPU!

You don't need to but you can anytime upgrade your CPU all the way up to an Intel Core i7 CPU! See how we choose a CPU.

GPU Integrated graphics processor unit

Intel UHD Graphics 610

Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz, Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.05 GHz, 4K support.
Save the expense of a separate video card with advanced Intel integrated graphics!

If you morph into a serious gamer you can upgrade anytime by adding a separate video card and then guess what you've got a gaming rig! See how we choose a video card.


4 GB (1x4 GB) Kingston ValueRAM, DDR4-2400 MHz, CL 17, 1.2V, Non-ECC, Un-buffered DIMM.

One 4 GB memory stick. Runs in single channel mode.
Run big files with large memory with high clock speeds and low latencies!

Enough memory but you can increase memory anytime you might need up to 32 GB! See how we choose memory.



GIGABYTE Mini-ITX motherboard with Intel H310 Chipset. CPU support: Intel Socket LGA1151 supports 8th generation Coffee Lake architecture Intel Celeron, Pentium Gold, Core i3/i5/i7 processors. Memory support: 2 DDR4 memory slots, supports up to DDR4 2666 MHz, ECC (in non-ECC mode), non-ECC, Un-buffered DIMMs, supports up to 32 GB maximum. Expansion slots: 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 slot to add a video card if ever needed, 1 M.2 socket for an optional Intel CNVi or a PCIe wireless module (M2_WIFI). Display Ports: HDMI 1.4 (max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 30 Hz), DVI-D (max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz), VGA (max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz) for the included CPU integrated graphics. Storage support: 1 M.2 socket at the back of the motherboard for a PCIe 2.0 x4 M.2 SSD or SATA M.2 SSD, 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports. USB support: 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (2 at case front, 2 at case rear), 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 at case rear, 2 optionally available by a header). Audio support: 7.1 channel HD audio Realtek ALC887 CODEC, 3 audio jacks. Internet/LAN support: Realtek GbE LAN chip with RJ45 LAN jack at case rear, and more features! Wow!

This rock solid feature rich motherboard is the foundation of your PC, an open platform you can upgrade and add parts anytime! See how we choose a motherboard.

SSD Solid state drive

Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250 GB 2.5 inch SATA 6 Gb/s

Capacity 250 GB, Sequential read up to 550 MB/s, sequential write up to 520 MB/s, random read (4KB, QD32) up to 98,000 IOPS, random write (4KB, QD32) up to 90,000 IOPS; random read (4KB, QD1) up to 10,000 IOPS, random write (4KB, QD1) up to 42,000 IOPS! 1.5 million hours reliability, 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 more SSDs or traditional hard drives.

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 or external.

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


Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX black case

Small form factor Mini-ITX case, black, case front ports 2 USB 3.0, HD Audio in/out, 1x140 mm fan Fractal Design Silent Series R3, 3 x 3.5" HDD positions, 3 x 2.5" dedicated SSD/HDD unit positions, 1 x 5.25" bay (removable). For case rear 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

Thermaltake Smart White 500W SPD-0500P 80 Plus ATX 12V 2.3

500 Watts, 80 Plus certified efficiency, powerful single +12V rail for compatibility, 120 mm fan for excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level, high-quality components. Multiple connectors include 2 PCI-E 6+2 pin, 6 SATA, 4+4 pin CPU and more.
Power on with a quiet stable PSU with reserve power and spare connectors for future upgrades including an upgrade to a powerful video card!

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

May 8, 2020. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

December 18, 2019. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

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Operating system choices

Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' MATE 64 bit Edition

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till 2023! 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 Desktop 20.04 LTS 64 bit

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till April 2025! 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.


Dual Boot Linux and Windows

It'll be the computer cost with Windows plus $39 for the dual OS installation. Most of you will be fine with just Linux in our view! If you need this option just contact us.

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 add-on 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

WiFi adapter external USB

All builds include a wired Internet connector, and some builds also include WiFi or support for a WiFi module. Only get this if your build doesn't already have WiFi and you want WiFi in addition to the wired connector from an external USB WiFi adapter.

Edimax AC600 Wireless Dual-Band Mini USB Adapter EW-7811UTC $27

AC600 (Up to 433 Mbps at 5 GHz or 144 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, USB 3.0. Linux driver installation instructions. We install it if you order it at the same time as a PC.


Edimax AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band USB Adapter EW-7822UAC $49

AC1200 (Up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz or 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, USB 3.0. Linux driver installation instructions. We install it if you order it at the same time as a PC.

WiFi adapter internal PCI Express

All builds include a wired Internet connector, and some builds also include WiFi or support for a WiFi module. Only get this if your build doesn't already have WiFi and you want WiFi in addition to the wired connector from an internal PCI Express WiFi adapter.

TP-Link Archer TX3000E AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.0 PCIe Adapter $67

Wi-Fi 6 Speed up to 2402 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz), Intel Wi-Fi 6 chipset, 802.11ax/ac/n/a 5 GHz, 802.11ax/n/g/b 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0/4.2/4.0, two multi-directional antennas, WPA3 security, 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 3 build

January 14, 2019. Changed motherboard, SSD, upgraded PSU, upgraded case, dropped price!

June 15, 2018. Upgraded SSD!

April 17, 2018. Dropped the DVD drive to make the build more affordable. Can always add one, either internal or external.

April 14, 2018. Upgraded CPU and motherboard to 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake architecture. Changed DVD drive.

November 14, 2017. Changed CPU to an Intel Celeron Kaby Lake 7th generation processor to keep the build more affordable.

March 8, 2017. Changing CPU to an Intel Pentium Kaby Lake 7th generation processor which now has Hyper-Threading and upgraded integrated graphics! Upgraded SSD to an incredible PCIe NVMe SSD! Upgraded motherboard to one that has an M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 socket for a PCIe SSD.

January 17, 2017. Changed motherboard model.

June 21, 2016. Upgraded SSD.

January 17, 2016. Upgraded CPU to 6th Gen Intel CPU, integrated graphics to Intel HD Graphics 510, memory to DDR4, motherboard to include an Intel H110 Chipset and PSU capacity to 450 watts! Add a video card anytime you want to make this a gaming PC!

January 13, 2016. Increased SSD capacity!

December 27, 2015. Upgraded SSD model.

December 1, 2015. Upgraded CPU to a more powerful Intel Haswell socketed CPU, also allowing for easy future drop in CPU upgrades. Upgraded motherboard to Intel H81 Express chipset allowing for more expansion options including a video card if ever needed for gaming and more expansion features! Upgraded storage from a traditional hard drive to a fast SSD!

November 27, 2015. Upgraded case now includes USB 3.0 front ports and more features. Also upgraded power supply to 300W in an SFX form factor. This PC is now more upgradeable and expandable than before!

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

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

August 26, 2015. Updated CPU to Intel's Braswell architecture with a corresponding motherboard.

May 11, 2015. Upgraded memory capacity to 4 GB from 2 GB.

March 23, 2015. Upgraded hard drive storage capacity to 1 TB (1000 GB) from 500 GB.

February 26, 2015. Upgraded CPU to quad core Intel Celeron Processor J1900 from previous dual core CPU. Changed motherboard to ECS who have a great mobo for this CPU at a very attractive price. This is great a better CPU and able to drop the price of the PC as well!

January 20, 2015. Upgraded motherboard to a MSI motherboard that includes a DVI output connector in addition to a VGA and HDMI connector. This gives you one more connector option to connect your monitor. Also this mobo allows you to expand memory up to 16 GB in the future if you ever need to do so.

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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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 or phone

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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