CPU Noctua NF-P12 or NF-A12x25 for Node 202 (GPU fans)


Efficiency Noob
Original poster
Jul 27, 2022
Hello my fellow SFF friends.

The CPU temperatures are all good, using a modified Scythe Shuriken 2 Rev b. for my am4 Asrock fatality b450-itx (with a Noctua slim fan A25x15).
My question is regarding the GPU temperatures, and what fans I could put into the case. I've de-shrouded my evga gtx 1070 sc inside my Node 202 case, planning on using the two 120mm fans as intake and connect them to the GPU with PWM adapter for VGA.

I prefer to keep my system as quiet as possible, that's why I'd like NF-P12 (19.8dB). But will those be enough for cooling the GPU?
Or am I forced to go with Noctua NF-A12x25, sacrificing a bit out loudness for better temps?

I'm also planning on blocking the middle part/chamber between CPU/GPU, drilling exhaust holes on the GPU side of the case. A mod on reddit I've seen helped a lot.
So again, the is a fight between Noctua P12 vs A12x25. Can the silent P12 be enough, or not?