The second most important factor for gaming, other than the powerful rig, is how things come to us visually, the way we interpret things and how fast we do it – the monitor. There are bulk of brands out there, offering lots of different products and each one claiming that they have the best monitor for gaming, etc. Some are true and some are not. Before buying a gaming monitor, make sure that you look out for Monitor frequency (hz) and the monitor panel. It is considered as most important factor in gaming monitor.

Whether you are an addicted gamer or a casual one, at the end you may win or loss. To get the most out of the latest first-person shooter(FPS), sports, racing, wrestling and other fast-action games, you will not only need a gaming PC with a powerful graphics solution but also a monitor that can display the action without subjecting you to blurred images, flicker, tearing and other motion artifacts.  

Gaming Monitor under 200

If you are a gamer then you will be likely to know that not all monitors are created equally and most of them are better than other and some are not. Gaming monitors are different in many aspects from their traditional counterparts.  

  • Price

Screen size, panel technology, and features will determine how much you’ll pay for a gaming monitor. You can snag a 24-inch model that uses TN technology with a fast gray-to-gray pixel response for around $170, but you won’t get much in the way of features. Expect to pay more if you want perks like an adjustable stand, a USB hub, multiple digital video inputs, and either G-Sync or FreeSync technology. A full-blown 27-inch model with all the bells and whistles, including 3D and either G-Sync or FreeSync support, can cost upward of $600, and a 30-inch UHD monitor will run you between $2,400 to $3,500. If you’re looking for a big-screen ultra-wide monitor with a curved panel, plan on spending over $1,100. You must surely look for best gaming monitor under 200, you have to make a decision how much to spend. 

  • Size of the monitor

The size of the monitor will come down to your personal preference and how much you are willing to spend. Large monitors will cost a lot of money particularly when they are paired with different features. You also need to consider how powerful your system is because a large screen has larger resolutions. This means that they are going to require more powerful hardware to render the images quickly and smoothly. Most gamers are happy to have a screen around 23 to 24 inches which are large enough to immerse yourself in the game. However, if you want even better gaming then a 27 inch screen which is very popular as well and many of the top monitors are on that bracket. Of course, it is important to note that if you start gaming on a large screen then it will be hard to downgrade, so you should look at working up instead of working down.

  • The screen Resolution

When it comes to screen resolution you should never look at anything lower than full HD1080p. Most monitors actually come with this resolution, but it is important that you check before purchasing. The next option is 1440p which is often found with 25 inch screens and larger. This screens will require better hardware to run the game smoothly.

There is also 4k screen resolution which will require a lot of power to run your games making it a choice that many gamers will avoid. There is also another fact that 4k monitors will cost a lot of money that is more expensive and many gamers are going to wait for them to become more affordable. If you are considering splashing out on a 4k screen then you should be aware that not all gaming graphics card will support this resolution.  

  • Contrast ratio

The contrast ratio of the monitor is a good spec to use when comparing picture quality between different monitors. Generally, the higher the contrast rate the better the picture quality will be. Screens with high contrast rates will produce a deeper black level and this creates a visually immersive and sharp experience. Of course, you should keep in mind that contrast ratio is not always an accurate measurement of image quality so it should not be the sole spec used to compare different monitors.

  • Viewing angle

When you look at the image on an LCD screen from an angle you will find that the picture starts fainting and the colours will appear distorted. At extreme angles, you will find that the entire image will disappear from the screen. The viewing angle of an LCD monitor is the angle where you will be able to still see the image on the screen clearly and this is usually listed in the specifications of the monitor.

Conclusion

As it is the case with the most of rivaling technology gadgets today, it all comes down to the personal preference and what features you prioritize yourself. However, if all you want to do is prove your strength and quick reflexes in video games and defeat both your friends and enemies, then a gaming monitor is your best choice.

May 8, 2015  Mysteries 110 Comments 189 Views

Last year, we had John Hyatt, the Manchester University professor who claimed to have snapped a bunch of fairies in the Lancashire area. The story was wildly covered and showed up on almost evewry mainstream media, before finally disappearing with a poof and being forgotten by the very ones who once lent credence or showed disbelief to his fae photography. The images were compared by and large, to the Cottingley Fairies, and it was even suggested that the alleged fairies could actually be a breed of flies called the “midge”.

Now, another British sighting of fairies in the wild has been reported by Lisa Wildgoose, mother of two, who claims to have filmed “Tinkerbell” in the ancient Bluebell Woods near Towcester, Northampton. Take a look:

You may click on the above images to enlarge them.

Now, let’s here Lisa’s personal commentary on the matter:

“I was really shocked and freaked out at first. I thought it was probably just a fly, which it might well be, but when the girls saw it, there was no doubt in their mind.

They don’t have to try and convince me. In their mind their mum has always believed in fairies.

They have often asked me if I believe and I always tell them I do – I suppose it’s just the little girl in me that would love it to be true!

People have said it’s just a mosquito or a midge – and they are probably right – but I just think it’s too much of a coincidence that it is wearing what looks like trousers and shoes.”

Lisa was out in the Bluebell Woods doing a family photo shoot in the evening and non eof them seemed to notice anything strange so far. It is later that evening that Mia was observing their day’s work when her daughters pointed out that there was a fairy in one of the pictures. Point to be noted, Lisa had previous experience as a motor photographer and even has a photography website named Wildgoose Photographics.

Can this possibly be evidence of the real fae? You tell me.…

May 6, 2015  Mysteries 0 Comments 168 Views

How many times in your life have you used the word Panic? Uncountable right? Well, if you’re the average English speaker, you have probably done so without ever having bothered to look into the dictionary to see where that word actually comes from. if you did, you would be surprised. Panikos was the Greek God of flocks, forests, meadows, and shepherds. He was described as having the horns and feet of a goat, and heads, chest and arms of a man. Yes, that would make him your classic Minotaur. You probably haven’t heard of “Panikos” before his alternative English name “Pan” may ring some bells.Now as I was saying, Pan was the protector of the forests, and was often reasoned for causing a strange feeling of terror and, well, panic, in the minds of humans who ventured into the deep woods.Turns out, the Ancient Greeks weren’t the only ones to have ever associated fear with forests and wild landscapes. I mean, no one knows fear of the woods like a modern-day New Yorker, right? But seriously, has it never occurred to you that you ventured into the wild with a keenness towards exploring, only to find yourself scared, running as fast as you can for the nearest sign of civilization.

Notwithstanding the risk of sounding “girly”, I’ll say that the forests have always had a strange and rom

antic impact on me. The enchanted woods were the moonlight beams, where faes and gnomes come out to play, where little night birds sing chirping lullabies as the

wilderness takes its own, magical form. It’s not a feeling I can shake out of me. But that’s all personal talk. Now let’s come to the mystery at hand: (or should I say: time to creep the hell outta ya romantics!)

Satanism isn’t innately bad or evil. Nor is there any reason to believe that everyone who calls themselves a Satanist turns into a ghoulish murderer of small kids at nightfall. But at the risk of sounding politically incorrect, I must admit that some of the most heinous of crimes and serial killings have taken place under the veil of Satanism. It’s not the religion itself, it’s just people. What shall now follow is the horrendous chain of events that circumvented the forest of Clapham, located north of the

Clapham village in West Sussex, England. Was their Satanism involved? Probably.

Any plausible conspiracy theories without sounding like a complete basket case? Yep.

The Clapham Woods have always been a mysterious bunch. To sum it all up in a single sentence, Martin J. Clemens says “Perhaps the most mundane feature of Clapham Wood is it’s abundance of UFO sightings”. The woods are a full package, really. From strange UFO sightings to unexplained fear and discomfort in visitors. but the real reason we’re even talking about them is actually the satanic cult activity that surrounded the mystery woodlands.

It all started with the spontaneous disappearance of people’s pets in 1975:

Three cases of which were covered widely by the press. They told of two dogs that went missing without a trace and a third that suffered a mysterious paralysis. The son of Peter Love, while walking their family chow in the wood, watched as his dog ran amongst the trees of the forest and disappeared, never to be seen again. The following week, farmer John Cornford’s collie disappeared in the same place. A third dog, a golden retriever owned by Mr E.F. Rawlins was found partially paralysed after running into the woods, the cause of which was never determined and which eventually led to its being euthanized. This was only the tip of the iceberg however.

However, there was something else that was alarming the village folk too. In 1972, the body of an unidentified woman turned up in the forest. police investigations tried to determine the identity of the woman, as well as the killer, all to no avail. Infact, Police Constable Peter Goldsmit, who was currently investigating the case, himself disappeared under mysterious circumstances. He was last sen walking down the rolling downs near the town church, and then after 6 months, his body was discovered in the same Clapham Woods, hidden in a patch of bramble.

In July 1975,  pensioner Leon Foster turned up missing, only to be recovered as a corpse in the woods, by a couple who were actually searching for their lost horse, also disappeared without a trace. On Halloween 1978, the vicar of Clapham, the retired Reverend Harry Snelling went missing.  His body was found three years later by a Canadian tourist.  Again, no cause of death could be identified. Again in 1981, a homeless schizophrenic by the name of Jillian Matthews disappeared, and was found dead in the forest, raped and strangled.

With no culprit, or even a suspect turning up for all these crimes, theories have been abound, particularly about a satanic cult called the Friends of Hecate. Paranormal investigator Charles Walker got involved in the mystery, and went as far as to be approached by a mysterious caller via telephone, who arranged with him a late night meeting at the Cross-Roads.

When Charles reached the meeting point, he could find no one, but heard a voice calling from behind the bramble. The voice identified itself as a member of the Friends of Hecate Satanic cult. It assumed all responsibility of the mysterious pet disappearances, although he carefully avoided speaking of the human deaths involved. Then there was the booming warning:

“There are people in high places involved, holding positions of power and authority, who will tolerate no interference. We will stop at nothing to ensure the safety of our cult.”

As for the cult itself, they were a pagan cult, not exactly Satanic, the worshipers of goddess Hecate:

Hecate or Hekate (/ˈhɛkətiː, ˈhɛkɪt/; Greek Ἑκάτη, Hekátē) is a goddess in Greek religion and mythology, most often shown holding two torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, dogs, light, the moon, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery

Wikipedia

While this is an enduring mystery in itself, clamp it up with the series of UFO sightings and other paranormal activity, and boom: you’ve got one of the most haunted places in England.

A creepy, abandoned forest loaded with UFO activity, strange feelings of nausea and panic, then a series of murders and pet disappearances, all to the conclusion of an awful Pagan cult sprawling over unsuspecting village people. What do you think, guys? Your hit list for next Halloween?…

May 5, 2015 Aliens and UFOs, Forteana 0 Comments 176 Views

No. This article is not about the age-old Rendlesham Forest Incident, the alleged UFO sighting that baffled the British military for decades to come. Although, that’s exactly what I was expecting when I saw this distinguished headline show up in my news feed. However, this case is in no way less bizarre.

In 1962, Donald McKenzie, a shepherd, had been looking over his livestock in the Scottish hillside, when he saw a weird box-shaped thingy lying on the grass. Suspicious, he reported it to the local authorities, and an investigation by the Royal Air Force followed.

When investigators emerged, they were baffled to find that the box was actually a human-sized capsule large enough to fit one person inside it. it was probably a kind of spacecraft. James Sims, who was in charge of the investigations, tried vehemently to contact his superiors on the matter, but he was swept aside and the whole thing quashed rather strangely.

While this would sound like your classic UFO Crash and Coverup, don’t reach any conclusions already. Author David Clarke, after going through heaps of declassified documents, finally found out that this “object” was actually the produce of a secret US Intelligence gathering experiment run by the CIA. In the days of the Cold War, the CIA had been using high-altitude balloons to photograpoh the Soviet Union from the top. The object in concern was one of these patrol balloons, which had flown miles off course and crashed into the hills.

David Clarke has officially debunked thi mystery in his latest book: How UFOs Conquered the World: The History of a Modern Myth. you can find out more about his new endeavour here.

What are your thoughts?…

May 4, 2015 Forteana, Ghosts and Entities 17 Comments 216 Views

You know how it is, you’re scanning the web looking for the latest in scary or bizarre happenings, and then something catches your interest next thing you know you find yourself in a spiral of stories and theories. However, there comes the rare occasion when several stories match exactly or are eerily similar. This is a rare occurrence in the paranormal community so when it does happen you can sense the universal excitement in the air.

I came across this the other night. I can’t even remember how I got there but soon I was reading, stories upon stories of an entity that refers to itself as “Zozo” and usually presents itself during Ouija board sessions. The fascinating thing with these stories are the similarities, people of different ages, from different parts of the country and even some other parts of the world have had experiences with this entity and the entities associated with him/her.

Most research points to contact with this entity being reported through Ouija board sessions for at least 30 years. The theories of who Zozo actually is go back much further to the early 1800s. Usually the reports start out the same, a few friends, having a good time, “playing” with the board just to see what if anything will happen. If Zozo isn’t the first to come through an entity called Lilly will start communication. Lilly is reported as being nice and sometimes even warning the participant about Zozo. She has said Zozo is her evil sister. There are theories that Zozo and Lilly are the same entity and this is just a game it likes to play. When Zozo does come forth there are some differences to how the session will go. Some say it will humor the participant by answering questions but this soon gets frightening when it reveals very personal information no one else should know. Another common report is the entity will come through as very angry, threatening and violent, often manipulating the board or the planchette by making it hot to the touch or launching it away from the participants. This seems to happen most often if the person comes through as a skeptic or is being purposefully disrespectful. Zozo is known to control the board, often saying frightening things like promises of death. Another common report is of an entity called Mama, again there are theories this is all the same entity. Mama will appear usually during a session, the planchette will just move to M A M A over and over again. This is believed to be a tactic used by Zozo to confuse and weaken the mental defenses to move on to even more sinister intentions.

The creepy thing on top of the fact that so many people have made contact with the same entity is that the contact, once initiated, doesn’t stop at the board. People who have had talked with Zozo have reported very terrifying occurrences days, even weeks later. Vivid dreams, catatonic states, accidents even deaths have been reported and not just by the person who used the board but to their families as well. This phenomenon has caught the attention of many people in the paranormal community including demonologists.

Is this a demon? Many have called it such, however usually a demon will not give its name so readily, though there have been theories that Zozo is not really a single name but a name for the group of entities that accompany what seems to be the leader. Some have called Zozo more of an ancient Deity instead. Many have tried to find the source of the name saying it is another name for the demon Pazuzu, that it is a rough translation from the ancient Basque language meaning Crow or blackbird, even suggestions this is the 3 headed dog that guards the gates of Hell. A movie has been made about the encounters and there have been accusations that this is all just a wild publicity stunt to gain popularity on the project.

Pending upon the part of the world or religion involved the theories of the identity of Zozo are seemingly endless. Yet each day more and more stories are told of encounters and experiences with this entity and they are all similar in one way or another. I have never been a fan of the Ouija board for this reason. You never know what kind of door you’re going to open or who or what is going to come through. I know there are supposed rules to follow or Ouija etiquette if you will, but in my opinion regardless of if you opened and closed the session properly, if something is strong enough to come in, the less likely it will want to leave and the greater amount of danger you and your loved ones could be in for a long while.…

May 4, 2015 Forteana, Ghosts and Entities 3 Comments 256 Views

Poltergeist, The Omen, Twilight Zone, and now, The Enfield Poltergeist. Now again, i seriously cannot blame ghosts for getting a bit irritable when a bunch of humans intrude into their normal lives and photograph away with their rights to privacy, I mean, everyone has a temper, right? Obviously, the Enfield Poltergeist, the dreaded malevolence that tormented the Hodgson family in the council house of Brimsdown, isn’t much for the cameras either.

I have certains doubts as to whether the Enfield “Poltergeist” was really poltergeist or demonic activity. The spirit apprently poissessed the Hodgson girl, janet, levitated her off her bed, and spooked the hell out of the family with a creepy malke voice. Classic Beezlebub, right? Anyhoo, Executive producer Jamie Campbell is now working on this latest project, the dramatization of the terrifying incidents that overawed the Hodgsons between 1977-79. the drama is supposed to be more like a documentation, with original witness statements, recordings, etc.

If you are lookin for stonecold evidence of a reincarnated haunting, you’ll probably be disappointed. As of yet, all the evidence that the actors on the set of The Enfield Poltergeist could provide as to supernormal phenomena is… a flickering camera! Yes. Campbell was heard saying: “Every time our photographer came on set his camera broke. It annoyed him, but terrified the rest of us.” So we have a malevolent entity that terrified and tormented an entire family, coming back from behind the covers, only to astound his spectors with a camera flicker, that too so scanty as to not even scare the camerman himself!?

I think many of you will form the conclusion that this is some sort of publicity tactic, though we may never know. Watch out for the noisy spirits, and leave your comments!…