Your gear is ok to start Act 2, but still pretty low overall. Don't get discouraged by frequent deaths. I would kick ass for awhile in Act 1, make some money, feel like a champion, then make some runs at Act 2 and deal with the rejection for a short time. Eventually, you will upgrade your gear and be comfortable staying in Act 2 for longer periods of time.
Also, make "death runs" to scout out the map and any elite packs. The biggest waste is to clear an entire area, just to find out it is a dead end. Many of the Act 2 quests are just "reach a waypoint" or "grab an item" (Zoltan Kuule).
Thank you for your response!
Right now almost all my gear has +all resist (except for 1 ring, gloves, neck, shield). So assuming i need to have around 900 ~ resists (with warcry) that means I would need around 600 unbuffed resists.
so there are 12 slots for amor, so if all 12 slots had some + resist all I would need an avg of +50 per piece.
600 resist / 12 slots = 50 (+all resist per piece)
600 resist / 11 slots = 55
600 resist / 10 slots = 60
600 resist / 9 slots = 66
600 resist / 8 slots = 75
So i guess my question is this, Is it better to try to use every slot giving room to use smaller + all resist stats or look for peices of gear with higher + all resist stats so I can use less slots?
Right now as mentioned before I am using 8 slots with + resist all with the values ranging from about +40 to +75.
The good pieces of amor on the AH that would actually be an upgrade for me seem to go for around 150k on the low end to around 250 - 350 k for the better stuff.
I see a lot of people posting things like "i never use the AH" or "i buy all these amazing pieces for less than 100k". Are these people just very lucky, exaggerating or I am just very unlucky with the AH?