CPU swap is a piece of cake. Remove the heatsink, lift the retention lever and remove the CPU, drop in the new one, put down the lever, apply thermal paste, remount heatsink.
i wouldn't mind getting a intel processor, but im not in the mood to swap put my motherboard, mainly because of the wiring involved with the led lights, reset button and what not.
Just work in reverse to put everything back in. The connectors for your front switches are labeled, BTW... just match them up with the configuration in the mobo's manual.
But why go Intel? You are always looking for the best deal, so why would you spend that kind of extra dosh?