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Question Am I doing it right? (first time build)

So I know how to build a PC done it before multiple times, but I'm not sure if all these parts I've chosen will work together, just want some input, this is also my first post so hey I'm Garrus.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/NxPsyf - My parts list
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/nzxt-...ca-112-nx.html - My case (already purchased)
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Yeah this doesn't look like a good build. But can you explain why you choose those components, maybe it's perfect for you. But without a context it's hard to give any good advise.
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Looks good.

Seems that motherboard doesn't have Wi-Fi already... which is kind of odd.

But those Asus Wi-Fi cards are really good. I got one because of poor wi-fi reception and it's helped IMMENSELY.
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Like Mask stated that's not the best option for the money. The components choosed by you are compatible but that's a old platform, the i7 6700k and Z170 chipset are 2 yo.
At least for the same amount of money you have the option to go with the I7 7700k wich is newer and better than 6700k along with a z270 motherboard (and the price would be approx the same) .
The best option (if you can afford it, it will cost you ~130£ more) would be the latest Intel platform, the i7 8700 (k or non K) along with a Z370 motherboard. The I7 8700 (or K if you are oveclocker) CPU has 6 cores/12 threads instead of 4 cores/8 threads that older socket 1151 generation of intel CPU had (7700k and 6700k).
A Ryzen 5/7 would be also a great deal.
If it possible to exlpain us a lillte bit the pupose of that build and your budget would be more easy to us to give a good advice. (because i've seen that sound card wich costs 193£, and if you are not a content creator or audiophille with hi-fi equipment it's not worth the money at all)

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If you're just gaming, this list will push 1440p easy with medium to high detail settings on most titles currently available.

I'd suggest an SSD though, at least for the OS. It makes a huge difference in load times for OS; or games; and other apps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor (£243.79 @ Alza)
CPU Cooler: Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler (£43.34 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£109.88 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£151.16 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£69.00 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£388.45 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£66.02 @ CCL Computers)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - Archer T6E AC1300 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£35.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case Fan: Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£16.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £1179.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If you're doing more than just gaming - rendering, editing, etc.. (like, big rendering and editing stuff, not just 10-15 minute youtube videos.)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£229.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£34.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£92.86 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£151.16 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£69.00 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£55.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card (£388.45 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£66.02 @ CCL Computers)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link - Archer T6E AC1300 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (£35.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case Fan: Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£16.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £1140.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-03 06:44 GMT+0000
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And for sound cards - External DAC, or DAC/AMPS are better.

- FiiO E10k

- SMSL M3

- Micca Origen+2

- Schiit Fulla 2

- AudioEngine D1

- SMSL M6

- Fostex HP-A3

- AUNE X1s

- Mayflower O2/Odac

- JDS Labs ODAC/ODAC2
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Thanks for the advice guys and to answer your questions, It's for very heavy gaming (for example heavily modded fallout and elder scrolls games as well as playing some new titles at high/ultra settings [not COD]) as well as also using things like the hammer editor and maybe some recordng stuff, maybe, I started this build out to make the best PC i could for a "reasonable" budget.

EDIT: I'm also going for a black and white theme (the motherboard and case should show what I mean) so that why I've chosen those parts in some aspects, but I also had no idea I'd be using an old platform. I'm also an absolute arse when it comes to sound quality if it isn't clear as a .WAV then I have to spend half an hour messing with my settings and making sure all my wires are connected properly, this has nothing to do with the fact I did an Music Tech course ahaha. But over all I'm just hoping to build a machine thats black and white (just don't ask) and handles whatever I throw at it baring in mind I plan to play on a 144hz monitor at hogh resolutions. hope this helps you guys uderstand what I'm going for.

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Thanks for the advice guys and to answer your questions, It's for very heavy gaming (for example heavily modded fallout and elder scrolls games as well as playing some new titles at high/ultra settings [not COD]) as well as also using things like the hammer editor and maybe some recordng stuff, maybe, I started this build out to make the best PC i could for a "reasonable" budget.

EDIT: I'm also going for a black and white theme (the motherboard and case should show what I mean) so that why I've chosen those parts in some aspects, but I also had no idea I'd be using an old platform. I'm also an absolute arse when it comes to sound quality if it isn't clear as a .WAV then I have to spend half an hour messing with my settings and making sure all my wires are connected properly, this has nothing to do with the fact I did an Music Tech course ahaha. But over all I'm just hoping to build a machine thats black and white (just don't ask) and handles whatever I throw at it baring in mind I plan to play on a 144hz monitor at hogh resolutions. hope this helps you guys uderstand what I'm going for.
For 144hz, at higher resolutions - I assume you mean 1440p or 4k?
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Not 4K but high resolutions yes.

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Some things that you can change are the soundcard, an external amp will be better and what would it be powering?

Liquid cooling isn't needed. Go with a ryzen for more future proof.

Get an ssd.
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