I now have a new heat sink and that seems to have solved the slowing issue. The tower's been on since about 3PM yesterday and it's still holding steady at about 70 degrees Celcius. Huzzah.
Immediately after the stream, I am headed to bed for some sleeps. Story will be posted when I achieve consciousness again.
Currently, Discord is blooping at me and I'm going nuts trying to figure out how to mute it again.
Stream soon. Story later. Everything else is a bonus.