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Will voltage changes affect my electricity bill?

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I bought a used Powercolor 7870 MYST that has trouble with its voltage. It will kick up to ~1.2 VDDC and cause the GPU and VRM temps to go over 100C. So what I do is force a voltage of 1150 in Afterburner to keep the temps at a little over 70C. It works too, as I am gaming for hours with 1100/1600.

My question: will keeping a constant voltage instead of letting it idle (1.150 vs .889~) increase my electricity bill? Would it damage my components? I don't really care about the GFX card by the way, it has been a long and infuriating journey to get it the way I want it.
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Probably less then $1 a month.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4770K Asus Maxiums VI Extreme Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1080 16gb G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 256gb 850 Pro 2Tb WB Black Corsair H100i GTX Win 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC U3477PQU Leopold Cherry Browns  EVGA 850W SuperNOVA G2 Fractal Design Define R5 
Audio
Asus Xonar D2X  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 4370 Maximus VII Impact Asus 960 Strix 4gb Vengeance Pro 2400 2x8Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung 128gb 830 3 x WD Red 3Tb Windows 8.1 x64 Corsair RM550 
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