Why would you want Quadro's on the PC's? Quadro's are only useful if you have expensive 10-bit monitors. One GTX 980 Ti will out run those two K4200's
Why a single >E5-1650 v3 Xeon? The only advantage of the Xeons is if you are going to use two of them.
Get modern and go SSD on the PC's, also you really need two disk drives for the Adobe suite
Edit: Your mediocre CPU will not be powerful enough to warrant more than one K4200 or probably one GTX 970
Thank you for the response. We actually already have these systems, so changes cannot be made.
Unfortunately, as a state school, we have limitations as to what we can buy in terms of systems and from which suppliers.
In terms of the graphics cards, the GTX 980 Ti is unavailable as a choice from available build options for the Dell workstations.
For the process, again, the Xeons are the only ones available for the Dell workstations.
Ahh, the main drive for the PC's doesn't seem to have made my cut/paste its a
2.5 inch 512GB SATA SSD The 7200 is the second drive.
I replied to the page, so that everyone could see our thoughts.
Thanks for the quick reply, I hope we can maximize performance of these systems so students have an excellent experience.
Have a great day,
Dr. Richard F. Otto
Department of Digital Media Technologies
East Stroudsburg University
if you have a budget to upgrade the pc's, you could consider adding samsung 850 pro ssd's, one for media and another for cache. if that's not an option, you could place the cache for the programs on the ssd and the media on the hdd. premiere should use the two gpu's, but the rest of those adobe programs may only use one, which should still be plenty of power for those apps. using a gpu based renderer that supports dual gpu's for maya and 3ds max, will get the most out of the dual gpu's.