> All my hardware is nvidia but it seems that those monitors are a little pricier & harder to find...
> I'll keep looking though...
This has a reason. G-Sync is a industry standard, is defined and has strict hardware rules. Manufacturers need to buy a license for a G-Sync brand.
Free Sync has no tight rules and because of this, many Free Sync monitors differ heavily in specifications from monitor to monitor.
Go with quality. Nvidia invented G-Sync and is always ahead with new features (Cuda, G-Sync etc.). What did ATI invented first, in the past decade? I think there is not a single feature, that makes you go "wow" (if there is any).