Dan-H
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RE: Dell XPS 8500 - Question RE: Upgrade of Graphics Card

A GTX 960 will work with the stock power supply.

Some of the 960 cards need a single 8 pin PCIe connector.

You might need a reverse Y connector that takes two six pin PCIe power and adapt to a single 8 pin PCIe. They run about $7 on eBay or newegg of amazon. Some of the cards include the power adapter.

But, ...

I would replace the power supply. The one in there is probably 4+ years old and it may be time.  I recently replaced/upgraded a family member's and it also cleaned up some intermittent reboot issues.

There are some solid deals right now that run cooler, quieter and are more efficient.