if you get the 955 instead of the 965,and use the stock cooler you could spend the money you saved on a decent hard drive.nice spinpoint 500 gig. i have that board and a 955 and it will go to 4.126 ghz on water cooling. 965 is sort of a waist.
of your original question, looks ok. i used kingston 1600 ddr3 and it works o.k. not great. make sure the psu has long cables so you can route behind the back of the case for a tidy inside.you will love the board though. very much worth the price of admission. the buttons on the bottom of the board make tweeking alot easier, specially if you pre set up outside the case to test system.
A waist, you say? As in connecting your torso to your groin? I didn't know the little buggers did that. Hell, they keep surprising me.
As for the build, answering the question, yes it should all work fine. Might wanna improve that HD, it really makes a difference, you know. But then again, that's not what you asked, so the answer is: Yup, you're set to go!
Yeah, I'll probably end up replacing that with the spinpoint you mentioned. I've heard a lot of good things about that HDD... As for everything else, I'll probably end up ordering it in a couple days. I'll probably downgrade... well... change my processor to a 955. That extra stock multiplier isn't really worth the extra $30.
Thanks for the help, people. I'll keep watching this... opinions are always welcomem here.