I use the 212EVO and it works great. I happened to get one with a noisy fan (still quiet, but not as quiet as my previous zalman cooler that moved to my wife's machine) so I got some better fans for it, but even with the fan it came with brought my stock load temps from ~60*c down to ~35*c, which is a huge and wonderful difference. Now that I am overclocked, and have the better fans on it I am hitting ~40-42*c when under load, and it is dead quiet. Idle my CPU is literally at room temperature of 23*c.
For such a cheap cooler, the 212+ and Evo work beautifully.