Change the Quadro out to a Geforce 960GTx or 970GTx and that system would be solid for the student's.
Thank you for the reply. However, since this is a state institution, we have to use Dell as our supplier, and that card is unavailable.
I am trying to marshal a case that this system is a good solution for 5+ years, but I anticipate some questions as to the cost, and that this system is too powerful for the students needs, though when thinking of the powerful software we run and the need for these systems to be viable for 5+ years, it seems like a reasonable configuration.
AE, C4D, and Premiere require significant hardware specs to perform well. A standard desktop system wont work well at all. This is the simple requirement for the media content industry. If they also want to introduce students to media beyond 1080 as well then this really is bare minimum. That Quadro K2200 card wont help much either way though. That really needs to be upgraded.
Eric speaks the truth - big time!
Possibly you can order the Precision with the least expensive video option possible and then buy the GTX 970 from Dell Accessories:
and install the GPU yourself.
Dell Precisions work well with GTX video cards for Adobe CC programs. Similar performing NVIDIA Quadro cards are way overpriced.
BTW, Dell's support and warranty is not trashed by doing this although at times they may want you to think that.
One more thing, SSDs are fast, but you may want to add a large 7200 drive to your spec. too for storage, unless you are planning on the students keeping their work on USB 3.0 drives. Video files can fill even large drives quickly!