I've been researching new monitors as mines from 2005 or something and not even 1080p. I've been experiencing screen tearing playing GTA5 and it really takes me out of the immersion. I have an AMD card so naturally thought free-sync is the answer. I've read the stickies about it, but the more I research the more I see people actually turn off the feature to reduce input lag. So whats the deal? Do people just accept the tears for less lag, or is it a given if you have a $100 monitor compared to say a $300 one that you'll see tearing?