given the time scales people like us tend to keep hardware I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Yeah, I don't know about that. I still have functional systems from 15 years ago. LOL. I know a lot of other members have kept their older systems for various duties such as media servers or HTPCs. Also for testing various things. I don't think anything that causes something to be damaged, if it does, is a very good idea unless you don't care at all due to very deep pockets.
For a lot of our members that try to use a given system as long as humanly possible, it might be even more so.
I more or less agree as I have quite the collection of silly computers. (Which you only accumulate by letting nothing go) But if you are heading into liquid metal and high end overclocking you can't expect it to last as long as a stock chip. You are running a risk when you start doing that.
I consider my i7-7700k disposable. Pumping 1.416 volts through that terrible chip.
For fun I keep around a dual Pentium, and a dual Pentium II system. The Pentium II system is tricked out with a Voodoo 5 5500 and a Sound Blaster Awe 32. (Still not sure where my Pentium III went to, maybe one of my brothers absconded with it)