This build has been completed for sometime now and have just now posted it here in pcpartspicker. The build got its name from my wife where the case reminded her of the Minions from, "Despicable Me." It does serve me well so I kept the name.
The original idea for this build was more for getting myself a system that I can use photoshop and lightroom without a hiccup and some occasional gaming. Boy did that run off in a tangent. I was already a system builder myself back in the pentium 4 days and have even built one with the ever so hyped "Rambus" RAM back in the good old days. After that, I basically stopped building any more PCs and just used a core 2 duo hand-me-down since 2007. So after getting myself acquainted with newer system specs and requirements, I was ready to jump on a brand new haswell build with the following specs: 16 GB of Kingston RAM, 128 Sandisk SSD, Z87 Sabertooth MB and he GTX 780 SC; this was back in 2013.
Long story short, it wasn't performing to my standards and thanks to ever exploding youtube videos on extreme hardware and water cooling setups, I have slowly upgraded to the what you see in the parts list and pictures today. Even the original cooling (Cooler Master Seidon 240) and case (Antec P280) has been changed. I am quite happy with the build now but not so much on the money and time wasted. I guess I got bitten by the PC enthusiast upgrading bug but it was so much fun. My excuse is this makes up for the time I was "stuck" with the core 2 duo PC.....