As long as you're sure that the ASUS board supports your new CPU. Remember, the 125W 965 is a new stepping so you will probably need a more recent BIOS than you would for the 145W version. Anyway you're upgrade loos good. I'm thinking of doing something simular but will probably go with the 955 BE . As for the RAM, I say go with some Mushkin instead, but that's just me .
Yup, updated bios some time ago, the actuall bios update was released months before 965 BE 140w and 125w, so its kinda weird that its on Asus's site, but guess I will find out when I get the 965 125w.
As for the memory, I could go for the cheaper option, but so far Iv been happy with this ram and to reduce any chance of having compatibility problems, Iv gone for the exact same make and model.
Tbh, I hate the wait, although I only just have enough funds for this, Id rather get it over with. I know I will spend many hours overclocking the new cpu to its limits and I'd like to get that done before the new year.