Personally, I prepped the chip first by putting a dab of solder on the points. Then I soldered the wires on the mobo and routed them to the chip. The good thing about V2s is that the motherboard is very accesible so you can keep wire lengths short.
I'm about to do a V4 and I was surprised at the size of the motherboard.
"Nagi, how do you feel about being 'normal'? Normal means that if you leave something alone, it just remains that way forever. So if you can't stand that, then you have to be "not normal" in some area... - Seiichi Kirima's dying words