I just need a good reliable mobo and RAM. If budgets permit I may grab an aftermarket cooler for the CPU for OC, but if not it's fine. Also, for those titles (and mmorpgs, and Company of heroes) would that E8400 be good or would I see a bigger increase in performance with a Q6600?
Nice choice of cpu and psu. For motherboard i would suggest something like that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . You would only have 1 pci-e 16x slot but if you are looking for something cheap and you won't sli or crossfire get this mobo. You could even lower that power supply to 650 watts.
You can also chose this one but timings are 5-5-5-15. I don't know if it really matters but for my own build i looked for 4-4-4-12 timings and chose the corsair ram. Perhaps someone else can advise you on what to chose.