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just wondering what you guys think about ceramic coating heat pipes. lets say on my air to air setup i have a heat sink that has fresh air in and right back out isolated from the rest of the computer accept from the base and the lower portion of the heat pipes. u think coating the base and lower portion of the heat pipes could help to get the heat up the pipes and out of the case?
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Read up on heatpipe theory. They are designed to move heat from one one to the other. The vast majority of the heat transfer occurs inside the pipe with the fluid and not on the copper pipe itself.

Adding more layers will just increase the thermal inefficencies of different materials.
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I believe most of the heat is exchanged through whatever fluid is in the pipes between different pipes. I am not entirely sure of that, but i do know your performance would decrease with this ceramic coating

edit: read what duckieho said he knows all and explains well
    
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