So I go to do my regular clean up. First time since redoing the fans.
Removed the HD's and a couple of other components to get in a little deeper.
Put all the pieces back in place. Now, I can't get past the F1, F2 boot menu.
Try to recover via system image. No go.
Try to recover using my rescue discs. No go.
After 2 hours of back and forth, I finally realized the problem.
The WD Raptor 2.5 form factor is not and will not snug within the icebox.
Lesson learned: It helps immensely to make sure the 2 are mated correctly and connected.