Question 1440p 120fps or 4k 60fps?

Aug 31, 2020
I'm looking at getting the new PS5 or Xbox series x which will supposedly support 4k at 120fps but I obviously know there's no point buying a monitor with a hdmi 2.1 as there so expensive and games won't be running at 4k 120 fps any time soon.
With a roughly £300 budget in mind, I've been looking at these monitors.
LG UHD 27UL600 - 27 Inch Monitor IPS LED 4K with VESA Display HDR 400, White
BenQ EL2870U 28 Inch UHD 4K 1 ms HDR Eye-Care LED Gaming Monitor, Free-Sync, B.I. Plus Sensor, HDMI, Display Port, Speaker - Metallic Grey
Samsung LC27JG56QQUXEN 27" Curved Gaming Monitor - WQHD 2560x1440, 144Hz, Freesync, 2x HDMI, DisplayPort
Acer Nitro VG270UPbmiipx 27 inch WQHD Gaming Monitor, (IPS Panel, FreeSync, 144Hz, 1ms, ZeroFrame, DP, HDMI, Speakers) Black

When asking people what should I get? They always respond with "what type of games do you play." The problem is I play both FPS and open world games
So my question is which one would you personally recommend?
I've never seen a 2.5k resolution or a game funning over 60fps as I only play on a console, so I don't know if theirs any significant difference between the resolution and gameplay.
another thing is that I currently use a 1080p TV with a normal Xbox one so either monitors will be a massive upgrade for me.
One last thing is, would you guys recommend another monitor? From doing hours of research, these were the best I could find but feel free to recommend another monitor to me.
Have a good day:)
Edit: I'll be using the monitor at my desk
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Jan 6, 2019
if it was up to me i would say go with the 2.5k monitor over the 4k monitor, in my eyes refresh rate beats resolution any day of the week

P.S 2k= 1920x1080 and 2.5k=2560x1440 :p

EDIT: you might want to look at the samsung cjg5, it is 299 pounds, and is 1440p 144hz. its the monitor i use and i have 0 complaints about it!
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Jan 11, 2016
Simpy put, if you want to sit on the sofa and be far from the screen, it's better to have a larger 4K display. If you are going to be close to the screen, go for a 1440p display. That's what I do. I currently have an Xbox One X that I'm using at my desk on a 1440p monitor and I find it's perfect. In the lounge I have a PS4 Pro that is played on the sofa, it benefits greatly from my 4K TV at those distances. As for refresh rates... I really only want >60Hz for FPS games. If you play FPS games competitively, then that might be of benefit to you. Otherwise, maybe don't bother and just stick to 60Hz.
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