I'm sorry I didn't log in for a while and therefore didn't see your comment.
Even though you probably don't need the answers anymore:
As far as I remember I installed the SSD on the back side of the board where it has a second m.2 slot (you can see it on one of the photos) and there it just fit - that should answer all your questions.
Meanwhile I switched to a new case, RAM and motherboard:
I wouldn't recommend that motherboard though, as it takes an additional 10 seconds to boot if I disconnect the PC from the wall socket power, which is quite annoying.
A friend of mine wants to use that one in a Dan A4, but it seems they pulled it back from all European shops as it had some manufacturing faults that they want to fix before supplying it again :-/
I really like the look and the small dimensions, however CPU cooler height and GPU length of the case would be too limiting for me (only few choices for GPU and no currently available 120mm CPU cooler for the height limit). But still, impressive specs for size!
I get 40-45 °C on Idle and 65-70 °C on both GPU and CPU in Overwatch (with VSync to 60FPS), and 80-85 °C on CPU in Prime95 blend test. Small FFTs goes up to 100°C, but that AVX load I usually don't encounter. I probably could get 10 °C less with more aggressive fan settings, but due to the CPU temps spiking randomly by 10 °C that leads to annoying fan sounds when e.g. watching netflix.
I think that with a bottom intake fan, GPU and CPU fans intaking as well and two outtake fans at the top it does not hurt too much, that the window does not allow to pull too much air.
Regarding the A30: I think the GPU length is limiting options too much, and also it seems to be sold out. Flex PSU makes it harder/more expensive to upgrade or replace on failure, but that would not be my main concern with the A30.
I'm so happy I didn't need to cut the Shuriken as well thanks to the Gigabyte Aorus RGB RAM, which fit just under it :-D
Actually I upgraded to 16GB RAM and a 7700K with a Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Revision B cooler that I found here on other builds with this case. Now I just need to save money and wait for better GPU prices and maybe the next generation of cards :-)
I also have a ML08B-H case and I'm currently thinking of upgrading the CPU, but here (Germany) pricing is ~305 Euro for the T vs. ~ 315 Euro for the K, and benchmarks on Stock speeds indicate a 20% higher performance for the K.
So even with a slight underclock/undervolt the price premium of <5% might be worth it, although I haven't decided yet between 7700T, 7700 and 7700K.
It were some old screws for attaching 3.5'' HDDs to a case.
I have the same case and I keep using the stand (even though it does not physically attach or increase stability) to have at least a little airflow through the bottom. Might give a few °C if needed ;-)
I just saw that the other completed build is somehow pending moderation since over a month, so here is the direct link: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/b/XGcYcf
I feel it runs games smoother than the X1, but I didn't play the same game on both. Biggest plus is probably, that with an i7 7700 and gtx 1070 there would be options for more than doubling CPU and GPU performance if required later. And even exchanging the whole mainboard always would be an option.
Well I knew that it is 380mm x 370mm x 87mm without the handle, so I was looking for a backpack with 40+cm in both main dimensions. Then by accident I came across the ones that are made for european airline handluggage restrictions to max out the allowed volume and took the one that from pictures and amazon comments seemed large and cheap.
I still have my main PC (my other completed build with i5-4690k and 980Ti), but I won't upgrade that one anymore. This one is mostly used for Starcraft 2, Overwatch and similiar games while traveling or visiting a friend to play via LAN.
Once this PC will be faster after upgrading somewhen (due to budget hardware likely being faster in a couple of generations) I would use this as main PC. A 2.5 inch HDD with 1 TB currently would be about 50 Euros, so if I run out of hard drive space I could put games there.
EDIT: I just noticed I even picked the wrong SSD version here, it was the 540s with only 180GB. But still, there is another 2.5'' slot and even a m.2 PCIe slot for more harddrives when I need them. Another HDD would fit behin the GFX card, but I would not occupy that slot in case I want to buy a larger GFX card.