£1000 1070 Gaming PC part confirmation. Reccomendations or changes for parts?

Hi guys I am planning to make the purchase soon for a new PC. I want to game at 1440p at relatively high settings. Here are the parts:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.28 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus H110-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£57.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£27.48 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£34.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.98 @ Novatech)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (£300.00)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.37 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£74.99 @ Amazon UK)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.98 @ Novatech)
Monitor: Asus VX24AH 24.0" 60Hz Monitor (£199.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £964.60

Is there any reason to get this Asus mobo over the MSI B150m Bazooka?

Also any recommendations for budget SSD's over this current Sandisk?

Finally what do you guys think about 1440p gaming? Is it worth the extra expense because as a student I could be saving a lot more of this money if I chose 1080p gaming instead. I'm having second thoughts spending this much when I could get a 1080p monitor for half the price and a 390 or RX 480. Is the big price increase to play at 1440p worth it in your opinions? Is £140 worth gaming in 1440p?

Thanks in advance for any replies and recommendations!!

You can still get 480 whenever it's out and get yourself 1440p freesync monitor. In that case, even if the framerate drops under 60FPS, it will all be fine. No stuttering, no nothing...
480 supposed to be cheaper than 970, so you can easily transfer the reast of the funds towards the monitor. If not you can always get yourself 144Hz 1080p and laugh at people playing at 40Hz high res...

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Hell you could even get a 490 which, if the 390 was any indication in relation to the 970, should outperform the 1070. Additionally as @psycho_666 said you can get a freesync monitor (which are a minimum of $100 cheaper than their gsync equivalents). Other than that, you could cut costs by going 80+ Bronze instead of Gold which could go towards your graphics card budget.

1440p gaming is worth the extra expense for better visuals and it gives you more screen real estate which is great for productivity. Furthermore, buying a good monitor will last you a long time so since you're already looking at 1440p gaming (which will only become more accessible in the future) I'd suggest going 1440p now since it's not ludicrously expensive.

Yeah I think I will end up buying a 1440p monitor. I will hold out on a GPU purchase until benchmarks for the 490 are released so I may be waiting a while...

Is this monitor alright? 60Hz at 1440p is perfectly fine for me.

Yeah it seems to be alright, though the lack of displayport would put the purists off somewhat. That being said, I don't have a huge wealth of knowledge on what monitors are available currently.

Sorry I have barely any knowledge about displays. Is there an advantage of using a display port over say a DVI? I think I recall they allow you to use 144Hz monitors at higher res but is there an advantage of using displayport at lower resolutions?