Bit of a story to this one: First PC build/upgrade that was well overdue! This build was kind of an affect of wanting to upgrade my old PC that was built for me by a family friend. My old build had a i5 and GTX 760, I eventually put a 1080 in it a few years back but over time I realized the i5 was such a huge bottleneck, frequently hitting 100% CPU usage before even 50% GPU usage. I wanted to upgrade my CPU but then I needed a new motherboard, but the new motherboards didn't support mega old DDR3 so I thought I may as well build an entirely new PC and reuse my 1080.
I was feeling confident at first as most of my Youtube watching is PC building stuff, but when I actually got into it I was a little spooked. I browsed around for completed builds for inspiration. I knew I wanted an ITX build but my GPU length was an issue. I frantically started messaging half a dozen people and NZXT to see if it would fit, some said yes, some said no but I was feeling optimistic so I went for the H200 anyway.
The build took quite a while longer than I had expected because I had to order a few things after the fact. Most of the cables were too short! So I had to order extensions which kinda worked out well because the white adds to the look. I had a hard time fitting the X52 pump as the cables coming from it interfered with the PCIE slot, so annoyingly I had to take it off, rotate it and put it back. I was silly and didn't even think of having to reapply thermal paste so that was another thing that took a week to arrive.
After all that, I still hadn't even checked if my big 280mm GPU would even fit. My heart sunk when it didn't fit at first, but I took out the radiator, put the GPU in then put the radiator back in and it fit with not a millimeter to spare.