Where should I put the Nucleus?

I am trying to move to a streaming/Roon system, and I would like to keep the changes to a minimum, if possible. I have an integrated amp, a cd player and a DAC. The cdp and DAC are Bel Canto pieces, a couple of years old. I use AES connection between the two.

I am thinking of running ethernet from router >> Nucleus >>USB>> streamer >>AES>> DAC. Can the Nucleus be the first component to see the router?

For best results and SQ, put the Nucleus anywhere you want that has an ethernet cable to your router. If you put it with your sound system, install an SSD, not a HDD for totally silent operation of the Nucleus.