What Cables do I need for 144Hz?
For you to be able to view 1080p at 144Hz, You will need a Display Port, an HDMI 1.4 up or a Dual Link DVI.
DVI Cable (Digital Visual Interface)
A common widespread connector, with different versions. Some DVI ports can max out the same way. There is also Dual-link DVI-D the only capable DVI that can do 2560x1440 at 75Hz or 1920x1080 at 144Hz.
Most gaming monitors comes with a Display port 1.2 which gets native support for 240Hz at 1080p, 165Hz to 1440p, and up to 75Hz at 4k.
In the current time most of the screens and graphic cards has and HDMI 1.4 port which is sustainable for 30Hz at 4k, 75Hz at 1440p and 144Hz at 1080p.