Can I Use a fan with less TDP than the CPU?

I'm a bit stuck because I need a new cooler for my CPU which is an AMD FX 8350 because it is too loud - I looked at the CM Hyper 212 but it is too big for my case - then I saw the Be Quiet Pure Rock Slim - My CPU has a TDP rating of 125 but the pure rock slim has a TDP rating of 120 - is that ok or do i HAVE to get a fan of at least 125 TDP - not looking to overclock or anything i just want to be able to game with a much more silent fan. Hope you understand, thanks
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£47.52 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £47.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-24 16:58 BST+0100
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  2. Would the CM tx3 evo fit in your case?
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  3. jays2pence said:
    Would the CM tx3 evo fit in your case?


    yes the cm tx3 evo is 136mm and my case max is 150
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  4. You should get at least the same TDP, otherwise it's going to be likely to run on edge. Cryorig H7 is a good choice if you don't overclock.
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  5. I had the TX3 on my FX6300, I would highly recommend it, It's dirt cheap brand new, the noise difference is night and day between this and the stock cooler, and it'll reduce your temps significantly .
    It also states a max compatible CPU TDP of 130w on CM website.
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  6. jays2pence said:
    I had the TX3 on my FX6300, I would highly recommend it, It's dirt cheap brand new, the noise difference is night and day between this and the stock cooler, and it'll reduce your temps significantly .
    It also states a max compatible CPU TDP of 130w on CM website.


    ok, thanks - but i cant find the TDP of the tx3 evo on the cm website - unless i should get the tx3 non evo
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