So I got my morpheus in. Ordered the regular silver morpheus ii and newegg sent me the core, black edition. I really don't mind.
The arctic f12 ball bearing fans push nearly zero air at low rpm. At first I left the fan profile in wattman at default and in heaven benchmark after 15 minutes my core was 75c, hbm 90c, and hotspot 102c. Fan rpm was around 20% speed... 20% of 1350 max rpm. After messing with the fan profile temps dropped to a more reasonable 67c core, 77c hbm, and 95c hotspot. It actually made me impressed by the cooler though as with near zero air flow the heatsink was keeping such a behemoth within "stable" ranges practically all by itself. Compared to reference 85c core, 95c hbm, and 97c hotspot. Hotspot really didn't change much for me at all. I already re-mounted three times to no avail. My die is molded so I figured my hotspot must truly be hot regardless. Frequency wise I'm maintaining 1540-1560mhz on the core with default voltage and p states. along with solid 945mhz hbm 2. In a few games, like FO4, i'm cruzing at 1630mhz core. So I'm pretty thrilled. Reference I was averaging 1410mhz. Even in FO4.
Picked up some m2.5 screws at home depot and I added thermal pads on the chips on the back side like the doublers. In installing the cooler I used the reference retention bracket for I can use the backplate. I used the morpheus mounting screws and springs. I took the springs off the morpheus screws and placed them under the retention bracket to mimic how amd had theirs done. At first I wasn't going to do it but I noticed a solid reason as to why amd did it the way they did. Amd's bracket only has non-conductive padding on the center of the bracket, but not along its legs that reach out. The springs prevent the bracket from touching the pcb as the springs sit on the mounting holes which are grounded while also acting as a mechanism to prevent over tightening. I know people appear to have gotten away without using the springs with the reference bracket from some of the guides I read, but I just wanted to be somewhat safe. In terms of mounting pressure, Morpheus bracket has non-conductive padding on the backside of its bracket that goes all the way down the legs. Along with the springs so in the end I figured the pressure must be similar.
I am thinking of getting better static pressure fans though. I went with arctic because they were a cheap pair of fans for temporary use. I'm just debating whether to get two 2150rpm typhoons pwm, ek Vardar 2200rpm, or wait for arctic's new static pressure fans to hit US retail.