Here's the promised info on the 212x. Also posted this on the 212 club.
From where I am, it's price is 40$. Since the price is same with 212 evo, I opted for the newer 212x.
Here's some pictures, sorry if the image is not crisp and clear, I'm just using a low end point and shoot camera.
Bracket, Mounting Plate, Extra Fan clip for p and p config, Motherboard Standoff, CM TIM, screws, rubber for fan clips.
They have added this criss cross thingy, CM website says its for better heat dissipation:
Also new to the design is are these holes forming V shape found at the bottom of the heatsink. I guess this controls the air to move towards the heatpipes:
The holes go all the way up to the top, which I hope you can see in this picture:
The heatpipes, nothing new:
Newly designed fan, it's a good looking fan.
Fan on Heatsink:
I have i7 2600k on stock, the room temp is 30 C.
I've used a Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste.
Overall very satisfied with this cooler, fan is quiet. I'm surprised that it performs 1-2 C better with my old Antec h2O 620 which I retired and replaced with this cooler.
Now I can't compare it with EVO or past versions of 212 since I did not owned one before, this is my first 212. But for it's price, it's really a good performer.Edited by SneezyPepper - 9/8/13 at 8:59pm