This morning I "completed" my initial inferno set (cost me less than 1mill to start).
I can now safely farm most of Act 1 and can even take out the Butcher. (Act 2... eh, that's another story).
Second - regarding gear for Act 2. Is it possible to get better gear in Act 1? If it takes time, that's fine, in the mean time I will make money and upgrade gems.
My current sword is a 1-handed Socketed sword of Death - 600 DPS currently. I want to upgrade my weapon to a higher DPS but not sure anything could even potentially drop in ACT 1 that would be an improvement. So far best I saw was a 2hd polearm with 700 dps.
My gear is ok to get through Act 1 - and so far I can take out normal mobs in act 2 with caution (dust wasps suck) - but getting past any packs of champions has proven impossible.
My current plan is to farm Act 1 for funds to upgrade my gems, but wasn't sure if I could also potentially get better weapons.