Originally Posted by Ristogod
To avoid any long term consequences. Basically enough people scared me into thinking the added voltage would shorten the life of the cards (it probably won't, at least in how it effects me).
Also, at some point I'll sell these cards (when 8000 series becomes available) and I want them to be stock for sale.
If its being fed added voltage 24/7 it prolly would shorten its life but if u game like i do(2hrs a day at most) gpu is sitting in low power mode for most of the day anyway and depending on the game im playing it might run fine at stock clocks or whatever i can squeeze out on stock voltage. I have 3 afterburner oc profiles setup that ill swap thru depending on what im playing.