What CPU is installed? Some XPS8100s I'm seeing have the older dual core i5 650 which is a little weak to drive a GTX760 card.
The single fan reference cooler is OK, but no more than that I'd say the EVGA with its better cooler is a better choice.
BTW, shop around! :http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
Also: Scan, CCL, Aria, Novatech, Pixmania, Ebuyer and Amazon...amongst many others .
@ Wyer: That's why you posted here-to get advice from the best...Right?
Even with the i7 you'll see some reduction in performance with a GTX760.
This can be addressed:
1: Say "bo998567 I don't care".
2: Load the card up with eye candy, therefore slowing it down a bit.
3: Overclock the CPU (AND load the card with eye candy ).
Upgrading the CPU isn't likely to gain much, and you'll find sourcing an upgrade may prove difficult-most of us with Intel Quads of that generation seem to be holding on to them.
Not everyone is happy wielding the overclock stick, so if you feel unhappy, don't do it, but I suggest you at least take a look at the Overclocking Forum stickies first and get some idea of what you may/may not be letting yourself in for. Not all XPS systems will allow it either-so the choice may have already been made for you.
If you want to save a few quid you could look at the GTX660Ti instead, and, as always, shop around for whatever you decide to get, and keep an eye out for the 'specials'.
Went for the Zotac 760 and I'm not disappointed!
Running all the games I play on full settings with no problems!!
It was a bit of a "How the hell am I getting that in there?!" moment this morning but I got it in all tho, the side of the case isn't going on.
Going to attempt to build my own now after fitting a PSU, Ram and new GC.
Just going to get a new case and motherboard, transfer my stuff over and upgrade the CPU when money permits