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Sense mini PC

Premium everyday mini computer with WiFi

Mini in size only, and not so small, this is a premium everyday computer! This build with the included parts below is our current technology standard for a premium everyday mini PC.

The Sense mini 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 writer drive, WiFi, Bluetooth and a great looking mini case with room for future expansion and upgrades!

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

SilverStone SG12 case
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Included parts in your Sense mini PC!

CPU processor chip

Intel Core i3-13100 Processor

4 Performance cores, 8 threads, Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency 4.50 GHz, Performance-core Base Frequency 3.40 GHz, 12 MB Intel Smart Cache, Max Turbo Power 89 W, Processor Base Power 60 W, Intel 7 Lithography.
Multi-task at blazing speeds with this 13th Generation Intel Raptor 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 730

Graphics Base Frequency 300 MHz, Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.50 GHz, Intel Quick Sync Video, 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.


16 GB (2 x 8 GB) Crucial by Micron DDR4-3200, CL 22, 1.2V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered DIMMs.

Two 8 GB memory sticks for 16 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 128 GB! See how we choose memory.



Size & Chipset: Micro-ATX size motherboard with Intel B760 Chipset.
CPU support: Supports 13th & 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold and Celeron processors for LGA 1700 socket.
Memory support: 4 DDR4 memory slots supporting up to 128 GB. Support for DDR4 5333(O.C.) MHz/ 3200 MHz, dual channel architecture, non-ECC, Un-buffered DIMMs.
Expansion slots: 1 PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot supports x16 mode to add a video card if ever needed. 1 PCIe 4.0 x16 slot supports x4 mode, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.
Display Ports: 2 HDMI ports version 2.1 supporting a max. resolution of 4K @ 60Hz, 2 DisplayPort version 1.4 supporting a max. resolution of 4K @ 60Hz, supports up to 4 displays at the same time.
Storage support: 2 M.2 slots supports PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSDs, 4 SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices.
Internet/LAN support: 1x Realtek RTL8125BG 2.5Gbps LAN Controller Ethernet with RJ45 jack port.
USB support: Case rear USB ports (total 6 ports) - 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports. Case front USB ports (total 2 ports) - 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port. Support for optional case rear USB ports from motherboard headers (total optional 6 ports) - 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A ports, 4 USB 2.0 Type-A ports.
Audio support: Realtek ALC897 Codec 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio, 3 audio jacks at case rear.
WiFi and Bluetooth support: Intel Wi-Fi 6E, 2.4GHz / 5GHz / 6GHz (160MHz) up to 2.4Gbps. Supports 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac/ ax. Supports Bluetooth 5.3
And more features! Wow!

This rock solid feature rich motherboard is the foundation of your PC. See how we choose a motherboard.

SSD Solid state drive

Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 1TB

Capacity 1TB, PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, M.2 NVMe 1.3c SSD, Sequential reads up to 7,000 MB/s, Sequential writes up to 5,000 MB/s!

Incredible PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe 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


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.


SilverStone SG12 Case

Micro-ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX motherboard and ATX PSU compatible case. Built-in handle bar design for easy transport. Aluminum front panel, steel body, black. Supports high end graphics cards up to 14.5" long. Supports drive bays - external 5.25" x 1, internal 3.5" x 3 (compatible with 2.5"), 2.5” x 9. Side intake 120mm fan, optional dual 80mm fan slots. Front I/O ports - USB 3.0 Type A x 1, USB Type C x 1, Audio x 1, MIC x 1. For case rear USB, ethernet and audio ports please see motherboard section.

Stay cool with a great looking case with room for future upgrades and with a handle bar for easy transport, and even reuse it in your next build! See how we choose a computer case.

See how we choose a computer case.

PSU Power supply

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 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, Rocky Linux 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:

September 24, 2023. Updated Ubuntu version to Ubuntu Desktop 22.04.3 LTS 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

July 31, 2023. Updated Linux Mint version to Linux Mint 21.2 "Victoria" MATE 64 bit, Long Term Support (LTS) release.

OS Operating System

Linux Mint 21.2 "Victoria" 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 22.04.3 LTS 64 bit

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


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 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.


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 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.


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!


Recent updates to Sense mini PC build

June 12, 2023. Upgraded SSD capacity!

February 23, 2023. Upgraded motherboard!

January 11, 2023. Upgraded CPU and GPU!

October 24, 2022. Upgraded CPU, GPU, motherboard and SSD!

August 8, 2022. Increased memory size!

January 15, 2022. New bigger case with a handle for mobility, with an added DVD drive which the larger case accomodates, and a new full featured micro-ATX motherboard!

September 4, 2021. New build, enjoy! New CPU, GPU, motherboard, SSD!

October 23, 2020. New AMD build! New CPU, memory and motherboard!

September 10, 2019. With memory prices falling, increased memory size to 8 GB, future proofing!

June 23, 2019. New CPU, GPU, Memory, Motherboard, PSU and Case in a mini-ITX size build! A true everyday computer in a mini build, with room for upgrades, at a lower price!

April 30, 2019. Brand new mini PC build using an Intel NUC kit, with added memory and an SSD. Faster, and now so small it can fit in the palm of your hand!

December 13, 2018. Upgraded SSD model while changed capacity to 250 GB to make PC more affordable.

August 3, 2018. Changed CPU to dual core, motherboard and memory, made PC more affordable.

April 5, 2018. Upgraded CPU and GPU to Intel Gemini Lake architecture, upgraded motherboard, memory, case.

January 15, 2018. Updated SSD to Crucial MX500.

March 24, 2017. Upgraded CPU and GPU to Intel Apollo Lake architecture, upgraded motherboard!

November 11, 2016. Updated SSD model.

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

June 21, 2016. Upgraded SSD capacity.

April 6, 2016. Asus motherboard.

January 13, 2016. Increased SSD capacity and with even faster speeds! Changed case with a larger PSU!

December 1, 2015. New smaller case and PSU, a great size for a mini PC.

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

September 30, 2015. Changed case, this one looks better, more durable potentially and the previous was in short supply!

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

August 7, 2015. Updated SSD size to 128 GB! Changed case and PSU, more reserve power PSU.

July 31, 2015. New build with Intel's latest Braswell CPU architecture!

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

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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 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 tech freedom articles!

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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