144hz and freesync

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/LukeDaDuke2017/saved/mWcHNG Proposed build https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824475002 purchased monitor

Should I go with an AMD card to take advantage of the Freesync? IS the price difference worth it? Also, will there even be screen tearing at 144hz?
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  1. An RX 580 is just as good as a 1060. The only real difference is that the 580 has more memory and the 1060 has a higher clock speed. It might be better to get the 580 since you're going to be using a mid-range card and the frames may or may not be as high, so it might be good.
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  2. Only edits will be better case and better psu. M12II is decent but old model and lack some modern protections.

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    Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
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    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
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  3. If that is your monitor, I'd get the AMD option. You'll either have the advantage of a tear free experience, or less lag. That said, 144hz without v-sync or freesync doesn't show the tearing nearly as much as a 60hz monitor.
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  4. The RX 580 and GTX 1060 are basically equivalent in terms of performance across most games. I'd take advantage of Freesync and get the 580.

    If your fps stays within the Freesync range (so maybe limit it to 144fps) you will not see any screen tearing with a compatible card.
    As mentioned above, if the fps does go over 144, any screen tearing is very minor at this refresh rate. It's not like you would observe on a 60Hz display for example.

    The other benefit is when your fps drops, you will not see any stutter (again, as long as you stay within the Freesync range).
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  5. BurgerandChips66 said:
    The RX 580 and GTX 1060 are basically equivalent in terms of performance across most games. I'd take advantage of Freesync and get the 580.

    If your fps stays within the Freesync range (so maybe limit it to 144fps) you will not see any screen tearing with a compatible card.
    As mentioned above, if the fps does go over 144, any screen tearing is very minor at this refresh rate. It's not like you would observe on a 60Hz display for example.

    The other benefit is when your fps drops, you will not see any stutter (again, as long as you stay within the Freesync range).


    I agree mostly, but stuttering can still occur. Not all stutter is related to Vsync.
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