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Sense mini PC 2

Low cost excellent mainstream computer with large 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 2 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, large storage, great looking small case, quality PSU and all the connectors you need!

Sense mini PC 2

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IN WIN BP655 black case Mini-ITX

Included parts in your Sense mini PC 2!

CPU processor chip

Intel Celeron Processor J3355 Apollo Lake

2 cores, 2 threads, base frequency 2.00 GHz, burst frequency 2.50 GHz, Cache 2 MB, TDP 10 W, 14 nm
Multi-task at fast speeds with this low wattage dual 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 700 MHz, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Clear Video HD Technology.
Save the expense of a separate video card with advanced Intel integrated HD graphics!

See how we choose a video card.

Memory

4 GB (1x4 GB) Kingston ValueRAM KVR16LN11/4

One 4 GB memory stick. DDR3L, 1600 MHz, PC3L-12800, CL 11, 1.35 V, Non-ECC, Un-buffered UDIMM.
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.

Motherboard

ASUS PRIME J3355I-C

ASUS Mini-ITX motherboard, includes Intel Celeron Processor J3355 detailed above. 2 memory slots DDR3L/DDR3 up to 1866 MHz Non-ECC Un-buffered UDIMM up to 8 GB maximum based on CPU. 1 PCI Express Gen 2.0 x4 slot runs at x1 mode. VGA and HDMI display outputs, up to 2 displays. 2 SATA 6 Gb/s ports. 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 at case rear, 2 optionally available by header), 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 at case front, 2 optionally available by header). 8 channel HD audio Realtek ALC887-VD2, 3 audio jacks. 1 Gigabit LAN Controller Realtek RTL8111H with RJ45 LAN 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.

Hard drive

1 TB (1000 GB) Western Digital WD Blue, SATA 6 Gbps, WD10EZEX

1 TB (1000 GB), SATA 6 Gbps, 7200 RPM, 64 MB Cache. 3.5 inch.

More storage than you'll probably need! For illustration - 200,000 photos or 76 video hours or 250,000 songs! 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.

Case

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

IN WIN 200W

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

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 mini PC 2 build

August 31, 2017. Upgraded CPU and motherboard to Intel Apollo Lake architecture with Intel HD Graphics 500. Changed memory to DDR3L UDIMM.

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

May 10, 2016. Upgraded embedded CPU and motherboard to N3150 Celeron CPU.

April 6, 2016. Asus motherboard.

February 1, 2016. New lower cost build with more storage capacity.

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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, 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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