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Sense PC

Performance mainstream desktop computer

This build with the included parts below is our current technology standard for a performance mainstream computer.

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!

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, unless you ask for a PC assembly project for a fun learning experience.

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SilverStone Precision Series PS08 black case

Included parts in your Sense PC!

CPU processor chip

Intel Pentium Gold G6400 Processor

2 cores, 4 threads, Processor Base Frequency 4.00 GHz, TDP 58 W, 14 nm
Multi-task at blazing speeds with this Intel Comet Lake architecture CPU!

You don't need to but you can anytime upgrade your CPU all the way up to an Intel Core i9 processor! 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, Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel InTru 3D Technology, Intel Clear Video HD Technology.
Save the expense of a separate video card with advanced integrated Intel 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

8 GB (2x4 GB) Crucial by Micron 4GB DDR4-2666, CL 19, 1.2V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered DIMMs.

Two 4 GB memory sticks for 8 GB total. Runs in dual 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 64 GB! See how we choose memory.

Motherboard

GIGABYTE H510M S2H

Size & Chipset: Micro-ATX size motherboard with Intel H510 Express Chipset.
CPU support: Supports 11th & 10th Gen Intel Core, Pentium and Celeron processors for LGA 1200 socket.
Memory support: 2 DDR4 memory slots up to DDR4 3200(O.C.) MHz/ 2666 MHz, Non-ECC, Un-buffered DIMMs, dual channel, supporting up to 64 GB.
Expansion slots: 1 PCIe 3.0 (PCIe 4.0 with an 11th Gen Intel CPU) x16 slot running at x16 to add a video card if ever needed. 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots.
Display Ports: 1 DisplayPort version 1.2 supporting a max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz, 1 HDMI port version 1.4 supporting a max. resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz, 1 DVI-D port supporting a max.resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz, 1 VGA/D-Sub port supporting a max. resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz, supports up to 2 displays at the same time.
Storage support: 1 M.2 slot supports a PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD, 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports.
Internet/LAN support: 1 Realtek GbE LAN chip (1 Gbit/100 Mbit) Ethernet with RJ45 jack port.
USB support: 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (2 at case front, 2 at case rear), 4 USB 2.0 ports (4 at case rear, 4 more optionally available by headers).
Audio support: 7.1 channel HD audio support by Realtek Audio CODEC, 3 audio jacks 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

500 GB PNY CS2130 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

Capacity 500 GB, Interface NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4, max. sequential read speed 3,500 MB/s, max. sequential write Speed 925 MB/s, M.2 2280 form factor.

Incredible NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD speed! Way 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, very sleek, 1 x 120mm front fan with room for more case fans, motherboard back plate opening for easy CPU cooler assembly, detachable front fan filter. USB 3.0 ports, audio and mic ports at case front, for the case rear USB, ethernet, audio and display ports please see motherboard section. Drive bays - external 5.25" optical drive x 2, internal 3.5" hard drives x 4, 2.5" SSD x 1.

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 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 Choices

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 Manjaro, Debian, CentOS or Fedora no problem just let us know we'll install that instead!

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

Recent updates to OS choices

October 5, 2021. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.3 LTS 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

July 9, 2021. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

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Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" MATE 64 bit Edition

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till 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!

Or

Ubuntu Desktop 20.04.3 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!

Or

Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-bit

Installed and installation OEM DVD included. For when you're forced to have Windows for some reason. We don't recommend it, it's a hassle to install, and Microsoft forces you to open a Microsoft account to install it, which they then need to verify from a cell phone or email address and they even require your birth date as of our last install on writing this! If you choose this option be prepared to provide us all that info otherwise we can't install it. That's just one reason why we don't recommend Windows. We recommend Linux.

Or

Dual Boot Linux and Windows

It'll be the computer cost with Windows plus the cost of a second solid state drive plus $39 for the dual OS installation service. 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.

Monitor

ASUS 21.5 inch LED LCD Monitor $179

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 24 inch LED LCD Monitor $225

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

Creative Speakers Pebble V2 $49

USB Powered Desktop Speakers with USB-C Connectivity. Total System Power - up to 8W RMS, Peak Power - up to 16W. See how we choose computer speakers.

Entertainment speakers

Creative Labs Pebble Plus 2.1 Speakers $69

2.1 USB Desktop Speakers with Subwoofer. Harmonic rhythms, thumping bass. Total System Power - up to 8W RMS, Peak Power - up to 16W.

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.

Or

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 PC build

August 16, 2021. Changed motherboard manufacturer due to supply factors, equivalent features.

July 1, 2021. Increased storage capacity of the SSD to 500 GB - a faster NVMe PCIe SSD! Upgraded motherboard with an Intel's new 500 series chipset motherboard!

January 19, 2021. Updated CPU, GPU & motherboard, faster!

March 27, 2020. Updated CPU to a faster newer model.

February 5, 2020. Updated motherboard and memory due to supply factors, essentially same great features as previous models.

November 29, 2019. Updated motherboard model due to supply factors, essentially same great features as previous model.

August 30, 2019. Back to the trusty case used for a long time. Smaller, lighter, plenty of room for expansion and has a motherboard back plate opening that's really useful for cooler installations.

August 26, 2019. New case, very sleek, great features and room for future expansion if needed.

August 15, 2019. With memory prices falling, upgraded the memory size to 8 GB, now well worth the slight extra cost! Better future proofing against demanding memory hog applications! Faster!

August 2, 2019. New case!

June 12, 2019. Upgraded memory to a faster speed.

March 1, 2019. Changed CPU to AMD Zen architecture, changed GPU to Radeon Vega 3 Graphics. The 4 CPU threads in the new Athlon Processors with Radeon Vega 3 Graphics is a big plus for multi-tasking, and so is the very advanced integrated graphics - the Radeon Vega 3 Graphics GPU. Accordingly also changed motherboard to a feature rich AMD CPU platform motherboard.

January 16, 2019. Changed SSD size to make PC more affordable. Can always upgrade if you need more storage capacity.

December 13, 2018. Upgraded SSD model.

June 27, 2018. Changed PSU to 500W, plenty reserve power! Changed motherboard.

April 12, 2018. Upgraded CPU and motherboard to 8th Gen Intel Coffee Lake architecture. Upgraded PSU.

January 15, 2018. Updated SSD to Crucial MX500.

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.

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 Worldwide

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.

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.

Linux interest and freedom from big tech articles!

Dec 2, 2021: Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome - The Verge
“Microsoft has also been making it harder to switch default browsers in Windows 11 and forcing people into using Edge through Windows updates. These latest prompts also follow widespread criticism of Microsoft building a “buy now, pay later” tool directly into Edge that prompts users to use a short-term financing service.” - from the last para in that article.

Oct 8, 2021: Amazon Delivery Partners Rage Against the Machines: ‘We Were Treated Like Robots’ - Yahoo Finance
“They say work hard and make history, but Amazon is a culture of fear and anxiety.” - From the last line in that article.

Sep 10, 2021: Epic v. Apple ruling: Judge finds Apple's App Store restrictions violate antitrust law - Yahoo Finance
About time! - Kamil

Aug 28, 2021: Why You Suddenly Need To Delete Google Chrome - Forbes

FTC says Facebook has been a monopoly ‘since at least 2011’ in amended antitrust complaint - The Verge

Windows 11 Is Making It Absurdly Difficult to Change Browsers - GIZMODO
Don't these people at Microsoft behind this latest move know how to behave, it appears they never grow out of that mindset of cheap anti-competitive tricks, motivated by greed I guess or something else who knows, instead of just trying to do great stuff. Here try this instead Microsoft, create your browser, don't integrate it with Windows, make it available for download, market it like any other product, if it's any good people will use it, if not they won't. Don't force people to use it because you think you can get away with it. Weren't they told something similar by antitrust regulators sometime back, that article references that case, did they forget? - Kamil

What the Linux Mint developers have pulled off is nothing short of astounding - TechRepublic

Fired by Bot at Amazon: ‘It’s You Against the Machine’ - Bloomberg News
This is not good - Kamil

PC users are furious about the new Windows 11 design - Creative Bloq
Windows has been wanting to be Apple forever, constantly copying them, try and be original for a change, don't be afraid you're a big boy now, or maybe not lol - Kamil

Epic v. Apple fight: Billions at stake as judge determines fate of App Store - Yahoo!
Controlling and receiving a big cut of all apps on an iPhone by Apple is a joke, let's hope for a tech freedom verdict - Kamil

Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings - The Verge

I looked at all the ways Microsoft Teams tracks users and my head is spinning - ZDNet

Microsoft just force restarted my Windows PC again to install more unwanted apps - The Verge

Disastrous Windows 10 update is reportedly breaking some PCs - TechRadar

With Edge, Microsoft’s forced Windows updates just sank to a new low - The Verge

A million students and counting have learned Linux - ZDNet

Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one quirk - ZDNet

What Operating System Is the Best Choice for Software Engineers? - Interesting Engineering
Hint: From the article "GNU/Linux is, hands down, the most highly acclaimed operating system for software engineering."

Microsoft: we were wrong about open source - The Verge

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