Quote from sechssechssechsGet yourself a weapon with a socket and put an emerald inside of it. And an amulet with critical hit chance and critical hit damage if you can afford it. Also some damage-roll (min-max) on a ring besides the critical hit chance.
I've been looking for 1-handers with a socket, but wasn't sure how much DPS on the weapon I could afford to lose and still make up with an offhand. I'd like to get a Manjuma's, but I really can't afford anything over 800 dps at the moment.