After a little more research, I may have picked ram that won't work with this motherboard.
Can anyone confirm this please?
For any ram you are considering, do your own homework.
Go to the ram vendor's web site, and access their configurator.
Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, OCZ and others have them.
Their compatibility list is more current than the motherboard vendor's QVL lists which rarely get updated.
Enter your mobo or PC, and get a list of compatible ram sticks.
Cpu performance is not very sensitive to ram speeds.
If you look at real application and game benchmarks(vs. synthetic tests),
you will see negligible difference in performance between the slowest DDR2 and the fastest DDR3 ram.
Perhaps 1-2%. Not worth it to me.
Don't pay extra for faster ram or better timings unless you are a maximum overclocker.
I do think the ram you selected will work, but contact Corsair support to be certain.
Otherwise, all looks good.
You might want to add an OEM cooler. It will be quieter and cooler than the stock cooler. It will increase your overclocking headroom if you are so inclined. Any cooler with a 120mm fan should ge good.