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Sense mini PC 3

Fast everyday mini computer with WiFi

Mini in size only, and very small, this a fast everyday computer! This build with the included parts below is what we consider to be the best mini PC and the current technology standard in its class, a fast everyday mini PC.

The Sense mini PC 3 is designed for casual games, 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, WiFi, Bluetooth and a great looking small case with the connectors you need!

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.

Sense mini PC 3

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Included parts in your Sense mini PC 3!

CPU processor chip

Intel Processor N100

4 cores, 4 threads, Max Turbo Frequency 3.40 GHz, Cache 6 MB Intel Smart Cache, TDP 6 W.
Multi-task at blazing speeds with this Intel Alder Lake-N architecture CPU!

See how we choose a CPU.

GPU Integrated graphics processor unit

Intel UHD Graphics

Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 750 MHz, 4K support, Intel Quick Sync Video.
Save the expense of a separate video card with advanced Intel integrated graphics!

See how we choose a video card.


16 GB (1x16 GB). 1 x Crucial 16GB DDR4-3200 SODIMM, JEDEC 22-22-22, 1.2V, Non-ECC, Un-buffered SODIMMs.

16 GB Total with one 16 GB memory stick. Runs in single channel mode.
Run big files with large memory with high clock speeds and low latencies!

See how we choose memory.


MSi Cubi N ADL S-055BUS proprietary motherboard

Size: MSi small form factor proprietary motherboard.
CPU support: Intel Processor N100 above included.
Memory support: 1 DDR4 SODIMM memory slot, supports up to DDR4 3200 MHz, non-ECC, Un-buffered SODIMMs, supports up to 16 GB maximum.
Display Ports: 1 x HDMI (2.1), 1 x DisplayPort (1.4), 1 x USB Type -C, 4K support, up to 3 displays supported.
Storage support: 1 x M.2 SSD slot (PCIe/ SATA auto switch). 1x 2.5" HDD / SSD support.
USB support: Front: 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (Super Charge), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DP Alternate).
Rear: 2x USB 2.0
Audio support: HD Audio (Realtek ALC283), 1x combo jack case front.
Internet/LAN support: Realtek RTL8111H 1GbE, 2 x RJ45 LAN ports at case rear.
WiFi and Bluetooth support: Intel Wireless AC 9462 or AC3168. Bluetooth.
And more features! Wow!

See how we choose a motherboard.

SSD Solid state drive

500 GB Crucial P3 Plus NVMe SSD

Capacity 500 GB, M.2 SSD Form Factor, PCIe 4.0 NVMe, sequential read up to 4,700 MB/s, sequential write up to 1,900 MB/s.

Incredible NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD (runs at PCIe 3.0 x2 mode due to motherboard)! Way faster boot up of your OS and loading of your main apps! If you want more storage you can always get a larger capacity SSD.

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


MSi Cubi N ADL S-055BUS black case

Size: Small form factor black case, chassis dimensions 4.41" x 4.57" x 1.77".
Front Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (Super Charge), 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (DP Alternate), 1 Audio/1 Mic port. For the case rear ports including USB, ethernet and display ports please see motherboard section.

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

See how we choose a computer case.

PSU Power supply unit

65 Watts

DC-in and included Adapter and Power Cord.

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, and they're all great, for example MX Linux, Debian, Manjaro or Fedora no problem just let us know we'll install that instead! Here's a website distrowatch.com that lists by popularity the many Linux versions or distros.

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

Recent updates to OS choices:

May 22, 2024. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

January 15, 2024. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 21.3 "Virginia" MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

OS Operating System

Linux Mint 21.3 "Virginia" MATE 64 bit Edition

Long Term Support (LTS) release, supported till 2027! 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!


Ubuntu Desktop 24.04 LTS 64 bit

Long Term Support (LTS) release, which means five years of free security and maintenance updates! 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!


Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-bit

Installed and installation OEM DVD included. For when you're forced to have Windows for some reason lol. 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. Do you really want that lol. That's just one reason why we don't recommend Windows. We include the option here mainly to show how much you'll save by choosing Linux. We recommend Linux.


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.

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Recommended add-on products

Keyboard and mouse

Logitech Desktop MK120 Keyboard and Mouse Combo $29

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


ASUS 21.5 inch, Full HD, LED Monitor $149

Wide Screen, full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, LED Backlight, 5ms response time or faster, 250 cd/m2 brightness, HDMI, VGA inputs, black. See how we choose a monitor.

Entertainment monitor

ASUS 24-inch (23.8-inch viewable), IPS, Full HD, LED Monitor $199

Wide Screen, full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, IPS Panel, LED Backlight, 2ms response time or faster, 250 cd/m2 brightness or higher, HDMI, DisplayPort inputs, black.


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.


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.

ASUS PCE-AX58BT AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.0 PCI-E Adapter $99

WiFi 6 Speed up to 2402 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz), Intel WiFi 6 chipset, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), WiFi 802.11ac/n/g/b/a, supporting 160MHz, Bluetooth 5.0, WPA3 network security, 2 external antennas, 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 3 build

April 1, 2024. Updated CPU, GPU, memory, motherboard, PSU and case!

March 19, 2024. Updated SSD.

March 17, 2024. All new affordable fast everyday mini PC build! Enjoy!

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.

Pay with a credit card or PayPal

Secured by PayPal

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 Worldwide

We ship all over the contiguous USA by USPS Ground or 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.

For shipping to other USA 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 for details.

We usually ship within three to five 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 tech freedom articles!

Microsoft’s AI chatbot will ‘recall’ everything you do on its new PCs. The Guardian, Associated Press, May 20, 2024.

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman for allegedly ditching non-profit mission. A lawsuit claims that OpenAI has become a 'closed-source de facto subsidiary' of Microsoft. Engadget, Mar 1, 2024.

Google settles $5 billion privacy lawsuit over tracking people using ‘incognito mode’, The Associated Press, December 29, 2023

Epic Games wins antitrust lawsuit against Google over barriers to its Android app store, The Associated Press, December 11, 2023

Exclusive: Google pushes for antitrust action against Microsoft in UK cloud market, Reuters, November 30, 2023

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive practices by Microsoft regarding Teams, European Commission, July 27, 2023

Read the letter: Twitter accuses Microsoft of using its data in unauthorized ways - CNBC, May 18, 2023

Exclusive: Google says Microsoft cloud practices are anti-competitive - Reuters, March 31, 2023

Microsoft's implementation of Bing Chat AI on Windows 11 is complete trash - Windows Central, Mar. 1, 2023

I wanted to try the new Bing with ChatGPT. Then, Microsoft went all Microsoft - ZDNET, Feb. 12, 2023

Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs across divisions - reports - Reuters, January 17, 2023

Elon Musk says he'd consider 'alternative phone' if Twitter is booted from Apple and Google app stores - Fox Business, November 25, 2022
CurrentBuild Computer and other Linux PC manufacturers have already done that with computers, provided an alternative to Windows and Apple computers. Kamil

Microsoft lays off hundreds of employees - Engadget, October 18, 2022

Microsoft: 'Software is ultimately the biggest deflationary force' for businesses - Yahoo Finance, October 17, 2022:
Open source free software like Linux yes is deflationary, others not really. Kamil

Microsoft’s greed is killing Windows 11 for me - TechRadar, April 21st, 2022:

March 21st, 2022: Windows 11 will add a watermark if you use unsupported hardware - Engadget

Dec 2, 2021: Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome - The Verge

Oct 8, 2021: Amazon Delivery Partners Rage Against the Machines: ‘We Were Treated Like Robots’ - Yahoo Finance

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

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

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

PC users are furious about the new Windows 11 design - Creative Bloq

Epic v. Apple fight: Billions at stake as judge determines fate of App Store - Yahoo!

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
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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