The beige PC sitting in your study can be a complete home entertainment system, playing DVD movies or the latest online games, acting as a second TV for the world cup final, or working as an editing suite for your own digital stills or videos.

And the August issue of PC Advisor, in newsagents today, can show you how, with simple illustrated instructions and buying advice on upgrading your PC.

Priced at £3.25 for the CD edition or £5.99 for the DVD edition, the August issue of PC Advisor is packed with product charts, reviews, news, help and workshops — the perfect companion to your PC.