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Sense PC

Performance mainstream computer

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

Sense PC

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Included parts in your Sense PC!

CPU processor chip

7th Generation Intel Celeron Processor G3930 Kaby Lake Architecture

2 cores, 2 threads, 2.9 GHz clock speed, 2 MB Cache, TDP 51 W, 14 nm.
Multi-task at blazing speeds with this Intel Celeron Kaby 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 HD Graphics 610

Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz, Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.05 GHz, Graphics Video Max Memory 64 GB. Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Clear Video HD Technology.
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.

Memory

4 GB (1x4 GB) Kingston ValueRAM, DDR4-2400 MHz, PC4-2400, CL 17, Non-ECC Unbuffered DIMM

One 4 GB memory stick for 4 GB total. Runs in single channel mode and at DDR4-2133 speed due to CPU and motherboard chipset.
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.

Motherboard

MSI H110M-A PRO M2

MSI Micro-ATX motherboard with Intel H110 Chipset. Intel Socket 1151 supports 7th generation Kaby Lake architecture Intel Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs. 2 DDR4 2133 MHz UDIMM Non-ECC, Un-buffered memory slots supporting up to 32 GB maximum. 1 PCIe 3.0 x16 slot to add a video card if ever needed. 2 PCIe 2.0 x1 slots. HDMI, DVI-D display outputs for the integrated graphics. 1 M.2 socket supports a PCIe 2.0 x4 M.2 SSD or a SATA 6 Gb/s M.2 SSD, 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports (3 SATA ports if the M.2 socket is used in SATA mode). 4 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports (2 at case front, 1 at case rear, 1 Type-C port at case rear), 6 USB 2.0 ports (4 at case rear, 2 available optionally by headers). 7.1 channel HD audio by Realtek ALC887, 3 audio jacks. Intel I219-V Gigabit LAN with RJ45 jack and more features! Wow!

The M.2 socket for a potential future PCIe SSD, even at PCIe 2.0 x4 speed, is a big plus in this motherboard. 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

Crucial MX300 SSD 275 GB 2.5 inch SATA 6 Gb/s

Capacity 275 GB, Sequential read up to 530 MB/s, sequential write up to 500 MB/s, random read up to 55,000 IOPS, random write up to 83,000 IOPS! 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.

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

DVD CD drive

24X LG DVD REWRITER GH24NSC0B

DVD Write Speed 24x maximum, CD Write Speed 48x maximum, SATA interface
Play and record DVDs and CDs with a fast DVD Writer supporting multiple formats!

See how we choose a DVD CD drive.

Case

SilverStone Precision Series PS08 Black case

Micro-ATX Mid-Tower, black, USB 3.0 case front ports, 1x120mm fan. For case rear USB, ethernet, audio and display ports please see motherboard section.

Stay cool with a great looking case with plenty of room for future upgrades, or even reuse it in your next build! 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

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

July 5, 2017. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

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Operating system choices

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya 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.

Or

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.

Or

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.

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Keyboard and mouse

Logitech Desktop MK120 Keyboard and Mouse Combo $24

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

Monitor

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 $195

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

Speakers

Logitech S120 Stereo Speakers $19

Total watts (RMS) 2.2 W, 3.5 mm input, headphone jack, power and volume 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

CREATIVE INSPIRE T6300 5.1 Surround Speakers $89

7 Watts RMS per channel (5 channels), 22 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.

TP-LINK AC1300 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter Archer T4U $52

AC1300 (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.

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 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Archer T8E $99

AC1750 (1300 Mbps at 5 GHz or 450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz) wireless speed, latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, dual band connections, 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!


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Recent updates to Sense PC build

June 7, 2017. Updated motherboard and power supply unit.

March 7, 2017. Upgraded motherboard to one that has an M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 socket for a potential future upgrade to a PCIe SSD.

February 2, 2017. Upgraded CPU to Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake architecture CPU, and its upgraded integrated graphics!

November 11, 2016. Updated SSD model.

August 24, 2016. Changed CPU to an Intel Celeron Skylake processor they're now available! This is a fine CPU for this PC model!

July 26, 2016. Changed SSD to make PC more affordable, the new Samsung 750 EVO SSD 250 GB is a high quality excellent performer, and you save with a lower priced PC!

April 4, 2016. Upgraded CPU and motherboard to Intel 6th generation Skylake architecture. Upgraded memory to DDR4.

December 27, 2015. Upgraded SSD model.

December 3, 2015. Upgraded SSD model.

November 17, 2015. Changed SSD to SanDisk X110, better deal, able to drop price of the PC! With Western Digital buying SanDisk, SanDisk's profile has been elevated. Been using Western Digital's traditional hard drives for years very satisfied with that company.

November 10, 2015. Upgraded SSD to Crucial MX200 from Crucial BX100, includes AES 256-bit encryption features if needed and it's faster!

October 9, 2015. Upgraded storage to a 250 GB SSD (solid state drive) instead of a 1 TB traditional hard drive. This is a big jump in performance! The time for SSDs is now! You can always add more storage with more SSDs or traditional hard drives if you ever need more.

October 5, 2015. Upgraded motherboard chipset to Intel's B85 Express chipset from the Intel H81 Express chipset since motherboard prices have fallen. More future upgrade and expansion options available now. If you ever want to add more SSDs or hard drives, the B85 Express chipset gives you 4 SATA 6 Gbps ports and 2 SATA 3 Gbps ports instead of 2 and 2 respectively with the H81. If you ever want to add a video card you'll have a faster connection, B85 gives you a PCI Express x 16 Gen 3.0 slot instead of Gen 2.0 with H81. Also now 4 memory slots for memory expansion with a maximum capacity of 32 GB, instead of the prior 2 memory slots for a maximum of 16 GB. Well worth it.

July 28, 2015. Changed memory to one memory stick of 4 GB instead of 2 sticks of 2 GB. This allows for a lower PC price and leaves an open memory slot where one can add another 4 GB stick anytime in the future. The drop in the price of 4 GB memory sticks makes this move practical. Also earlier to upgrade memory size you would have to discard the 2 GB sticks for two 4 GB sticks which is a waste. The memory will run in single channel mode but the difference between single and dual channel mode in real apps is negligible. Great!

July 28, 2015. You know what, reverting back to a micro-ATX case and motherboard. It just has more slots for greater expansion capabilities some of you might need compared to mini-ITX. Also micro-ATX motherboards believe it or not, though larger, are still cheaper in general than mini-ITX so you save a bit as well.

July 23, 2015. Going smaller! Now with a mini-ITX motherboard and case size, previously both were micro-ATX size. Still retaining upgrade and expansion capability including a potential future addition of a separate video card if desired.

January 22, 2015. Changed PSU to 450W PSU, has great connectors and sufficient spare capacity for potential future upgrades.

November 19, 2014. Upgraded memory to 4GB (2 sticks of 2GB) from 2GB (1 stick of 2GB). This gets the benefits of dual channel memory and of course, twice the memory capacity. It has increased the price, but think it's worth it.

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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?

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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.

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

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

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