If you will not be doing any overclocking, you can shave off some expenditures by going for 1333 memory, if you are going for overclocking, you need a good third party CPU cooler, like Cooler Master, Noctua or Prolimatech. The rest looks OK.
Thanks! (Thanks also for the guides you wrote - they were indispensable in
getting me to this point.) Overclocking scares me a bit, so at this point I
don't plan on it, though I would consider it if the system doesn't perform
I noticed that almost none of the other components (RAM, GPU, even Hard
Drive) were on Asus' official compatibility list. How much should I be
concerned about that?
Not at all. Asus only tests a few components and when new components are introduced, they say it is the responability of the manufacturer to test them, not Asus.