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Im starting to prep my machine for my new watercooling setup that will be arriving tomorrow...so..at the moment I have components spread out all across the floor.

I was wondering if there was any needed prep work to be done that will make the installation process go as smooth as possible? Also, I had a question...I have a P4 socket 478 3.2GHz...will I have to remove the black plastic mounting bracket from the motherboard?? and if so...how do I remove it safely as to not damage either it or the motherboard?? Thanks in advance
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Well? We need details as to what you ordered to help.

Most likely the stock bracket will need to be removed.

As to prep work, Just make sure you have lots of time, It may seem easy on paper, But once you get to setting it up, It takes a LONG time!

Get as many bubbles as possible out before running it with the rest of your computer on, And do a 3-24+ hour leak test; My thoughts are that if it can run 2+ hours without sweating a drop, Its all good.
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The black bracket should ahve two screwes that should just be unscreed...nothing fancy if im not mistaken.....
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Well? We need details as to what you ordered to help.

Most likely the stock bracket will need to be removed.

As to prep work, Just make sure you have lots of time, It may seem easy on paper, But once you get to setting it up, It takes a LONG time!

Get as many bubbles as possible out before running it with the rest of your computer on, And do a 3-24+ hour leak test; My thoughts are that if it can run 2+ hours without sweating a drop, Its all good.
Its a Kingwin Aquastar system (dont laugh...its my first watercooling setup).
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my first watercooling setup was custom.
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I have a P4 socket 478 3.2GHz...will I have to remove the black plastic mounting bracket from the motherboard?? and if so...how do I remove it safely as to not damage either it or the motherboard?? Thanks in advance
Removing it depensds on which waterblock you got. All have different mounting--some clip to the standard bracket, but most require you to take off the stock one and install something else.

Just be careful, use anti-static precautions, take your time, and you should be fine.

Hope this helps!
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