The evo 212 is a very good cooler and it manages to keep my i5 750 very cool.
It replaced my artic freezer 13 that was using also push pins, one of them broke for no good reason so after that I was looking for a cooler that didnt have any plastic parts or any kind of push pin mechanism.
The 212 evo has a well build mechanism to secure the cooler (it not the best, but for what I paid it is well worth the money), the performance is also very good, and if i remember, it also has brackets to install another fan and have it working in push pull mode or install another fan.
Overall a very good choice for those that dont want to spent a fortune or dont care about O/C that much.
I never had any problems with the intel cooler, but most of the times it was one of the very first parts that was removed from my system:bigsmile:.