Hi, I am about to upgrade my monitor. I have some questions about refresh rates. I edit photos and play some first-person shooters (BF & Far Cry), but would put preference on the editing... I think. Meaning, I definitely want IPS and at least 2560x1440 resolution for the image quality, but would like to have higher refresh than the usual 60Hz for the bit of gaming I do. My questions... When I see a monitor (for example) listed as 144Hz and Freesync compatible, does that mean only AMD Freesync cards can achieve the 144Hz or does that mean all capable cards can reach the 144Hz ? I know the Freesync cards would have more benefits like less tearing, ghosting, etc (according to what I read), but what I don't know is if the Nvidia cards can even reach the 144Hz. Also, I assume that, if the above is possible, 144Hz is based on lower quality game settings for the Nvidia cards but not so much for the AMD cards ? Bonus answers... 1) I have read 75Hz is "a lot" better than 60Hz (I am used to 60Hz BTW), but should I try to reach at least 100Hz or more to make it worth it ? 2) Is a VA panel worth considering if I desire IPS? (I have nowhere to go to see these next to each other and compare). Trying hard to stay under $400 and it hasn't been easy research... and of course G-Sync is out of reach. Info, if it matters... I use a Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB and am looking for probably a 27" or 28" monitor. Thank you very much.