You really don't need me to tell you that this is a fast board and that you should get off your pants
and run out and get one for your next gaming or performance system. The
Epox 8KHA+ has gotten tones of positive reviews to this effect already,
which is why Epox are really in the limelight nowadays.
On the not so great side, the 8KHA+ seems to bring out the worst in
power supplies. While using an Enermax 430W PSU it would on many occasions
spontaneously reboot. To make things worse, when I'm clocked at 170MHz and the
system does reboot, I'm often stuck hanging. I guess this is the price to pay
for pushing a system past manufacturer limits and breaking all those warranties
I keep reading about :-)
A little cold booting does the trick, but gets to be a royal pain. Cold
booting doesn't seem to be a problem, it's just that this board won't reboot
when the FSB is up past 160 MHz.
Also, most boards in this class come with a secondary IDE controller, it
would be nice if this board came with one too.
Even though the EPOX 8KHA+ has some minor
problems, I'll defiantly be keeping it, and dumping out the Iwill - It's
simply that fast!
I guess being the speed freak I am, I'm willing to overlook certain things if
I can get the best performance out of my system. If EPoX addresses the problems
described above in future revision of the boards, they'll have another instant
winner for sure. However till that happens, this board is more for the extreme
performance geek since it's probably not stable enough for the average Joe.