nothing's smoking yet, so I think I lucked out with the metal case being stopped by the IDE cables or somesuch. Either way, I think I'll be moving it back to a safer position -- one where I'm not likely to get my toes caught in the processor fan or anything like that.
I am considering taking a picture of it, but that'll likely wait till I get the next 4 HDDs placed in there (yes, I'm looking at doing it). Just having a pic of a computer case opened with HDDs literally spilling out from it, and to know that they are all online! Yes, I should make a userpic of that. :)