Is this RAM dual channel? i cant find the specs on that
it should be, I cannot find the specs on it either, can't even find the part # on Super Talents site (probably a discontiued model) however the fact that it is a 2x1G kit means it should be dual channel, triple channel is sold in kits of 3 sticks
on the mainboard/manual thing....do not worry about a manual, the EVGA board WILL have one, maybe just not pictured or listed on the website you looked at. It will come with everything you need. such as here is the contents of a slightly different version of the board you looked at.
you are looking at the EVGA 132-YW-E180-A1, the contents I linked come with the 132-YW-E179-TR. both EVGA boards probably come with the same extras.
The ASUS board has the extra fans and LCD poster. I WOULD NOT allow this to make your decision.you already said you don't need the fans, and the LCD poster is nothing more than a digital display of BIOS POST processes and warnings, such as when you here a single beep during boot, that basically means PowerOnSelfTest (POST) is good. there are other codes that mean various things like DRAM error ect... this LCD poster is a digital display of these codes.
As I said before ASUS boards have been hit or miss the last few yrs, you got about a 50/50 chance of getting a flawless board vs a DOA/faulty board. The last ASUS board I saw personally was one a friend bought, he had to RMA the board 2 times before he actually got a good board, and it was NOT user error, he has been building computers for 15 years, the last ASUS board I had died after 18 months, Personally I will not buy ASUS products again unless/until I see better quality and reviews.
and finally, unless your an EXTREME overclocker you are NOT going to use the ability of the ASUS Striker. it costs more partly because it has more overclocking features in the BIOS. most of which will also be available on the EVGA board as they are determined by the chipset and what the manufacturer chooses to enable the end user access to in the BIOS.
my personal choice for mainboards are Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, and Abit.