You don't need any more info for a beginner rack! It's not as if you're going to be investing in Aliens straight away..
What other ideas were you after?
Basically you will need maybe 1 cam (Black Diamond best imo), 10 x nuts (DMM best imo), 1 hex size 7 or 8 really (WC best imo), 8 long QDs (DMM best imo) and krabs etc as already listed. You wont need anything else if you're staring off on VDiffs. You wont even need the cam it's just nice to have one and start placing it to learn...
> (In reply to Wilbur) this sounds like a good idea to me what sort of climbs were you doing with this rack
Our posts crossed over!
HS/VS's on grit and Swanage and even a 60m VDiff on little tryfan (pooled gear with a mate for that one though as v long - was my first lead).
I really think you' be set fair upto VS on a lot of stuff with that sort of rack. Obviously if you were thinking sea cliffs or long Mountain routes then you'd need to pool gear and it wouldn't be enough in it's own right..
Ha ha. Brilliant. I can tell you are not a gritstone addict!
To be fair, my first rack consisted of 7 nuts, 3 hexes (one was found) and five quickdraws. Got me up a couple of multipitches in the Lakes but that was when I had less fear.
My advice would be to buy a few pieces at a time and get used to them rather than invest in a massive rack. I have found loads of stuff over the years and potentially have a massive rack of gear, but most of it never gets used because it just isn't needed.
In reply to Danger Dawkins:
All my (very few) leads have been on gritstone so far. I generally borrow some cams as you can put them in quickly which is an advantage when you're gibbering with fear, but they don't give me half the sense of security of a hex clunking into place! I never really trust my cam placements, even when told that they are good. Once I've got the cam in, I often see if I can replace it with a hex placement.
To the OP: I searched the forum history when acquiring my gear. There is some excellent advice. I built up a collection from various sales, and also used my mate's gear. Over time I got a rack of: 1 set of nuts; a few extra rocks in sizes I found I was using a lot; 3 hexes (alternate sizes); 8 quickdraws (on 15cm and 20cm slings); 4 screwgates and a few slings of varying lengths.