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In terms of 1440p vs 1080p, it really depends on the monitor size. A bigger monitor (25-27"+) will really benefit from 1440p, whereas <=24" will be fine with 1080p. You'll end up with similar pixel density on each of the relative screens.
3x 1440p screens will also be much more difficult to run at full resolution.
Triple 1440p = 7680*1440 = 11059200 pixels.
4k = 3840*2160 = 8294400 pixels.
Therefore triple 1440p = 25% harder to drive than a standard 4k panel.
Triple 1080p = 5760*1080 = 6220800 pixels.
Therefore triple 1080p = 25% easier to drive than a standard 4k panel.
Getting triple monitors to run @ 1080p 144hz will be much easier than 1440p @ 144hz. The latter will be nigh impossible with today's technology on AAA titles, whereas the former (1080p) will be easy.
The real question is, are you willing to lower the resolution you play at in order to use the 1440p monitors, and then hold onto them for future graphics technology which will be better able to take advantage of the screens?
Or would you prefer to just max out the resolution of the 1080p monitors today?
One thing I would note is that resolution is useful in more than just games. With a 1440p monitor, you can have 2 full size web browsers open side by side, whereas with 1080p, you can only have a single web browser open (most likely at fullscreen). This affects your productivity, and is an important thing to consider if you use your computer for more than just gaming.
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